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Interview analysis: Paul Papadopoulos

What was your impression of the interviewee?

I interviewed Paul Papadopoulos and he was definitely very interested in doing this interview. He seemed excited that he could talk about his career with YTV with someone. He was very helpful and gave a lot of information. Paul seemed to love his career at YTV, there was not much he didn’t like except some people’s small minds. If someone wanted an interview, I’d suggest Paul.

What part of their job sounded the most appealing?

I think that the most appealing part of the job is the traveling and getting to go to live events. Paul said he got to travel from St. John’s to Vancouver and L.A to Florida when he was the series producer for POV sports on CBC. I would love seeing new things and change would keep me on my toes. Working in a team and putting together a positive program for kids can be a very rewarding experience.

What part of their job sounded difficult or challenging?

Working on a team may be an awesome experience but I also think it can be the most difficult. You can’t change the way someone is and if they choose to be stubborn and disagree with everyone else, they may be a pain. I guess there are ways of dealing with that as well. A team needs a leader to keep everyone level-headed.

What was the most surprising thing you learned about this career?

I definitely learned that YTV over rated Family Channel. I didn’t think YTV would win. Just because there are so many Disney shows like Hanna Montana, and the Suit Life of Zack and Cody that kids I know love so much. But YTV also has amazing shows too, like Fairly Odd Parents, Spongebob Squarepants and Smallville! (one of my all time favorites!)

Can you see yourself doing this job in the future?

Why or why not? I could definitely see myself doing this job in the future. Lots of change, team work, problem solving, while changing kids’ minds with great and educational programming. I love being able to change the way someone thinks, and also entertain people. This career would be a great way to do both of those things.