Jaroslav Rezník has been appointed Director General of Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS). He took up the new role at the start of August after being elected by the deputies of the National Council of the Slovak Republic in June.
Rezník began working in radio in 1993, after a period teaching at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Prešov. After working as Director of the regional studio at Slovak Radio in Košice, he went on to become the first Chief Director and, later, Director General of Slovak Radio in Bratislava.
In 2006 he went to work for the media and audio-visual section of the Ministry of Culture as their chief national advisor before being appointed as Director General of the News Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR) by the Government of the Slovak Republic.
Rezník was successful in retaining his role after TASR was transformed from a state-subsidized organization to a public service institution in 2009. During his tenure, he introduced a new organizational structure, increased efficiency and managed the implementation of several new media products including establishing a powerful web-based news platform as well as a respected online television channel.
Rezník is a member of the Slovakian Advertising Standards Council and also a member of the Creative Industry Forum (CIF). He is married with three children.