Independent public television station KCETLink announced on Wednesday promotions of three executives as part of a management organization.
The promotions come as the Burbank station seeks a replacement for Al Jerome who announced in March he would step down as chief executive this year.
Juan Devis was named senior vice president, content development and production. He will oversee all original television and online content for KCET, Link TV, and the KCET and Link TV websites. Devis previously had been vice president of arts and culture programming.
Bohdan Zachary was named senior vice president, broadcasting, programming and syndication. He will be responsible for the acquisition and scheduling of all programs for KCET and Link TV and the syndication of any programming KCETLink produces or acquires.
Palencia Turner was named chief development officer responsible for all areas of fundraising for KCET and Link TV. Turner had previously been vice president of development.
Devis and Zachary report to Chief Operating Officer Mary Mazur while Turner reports to Jerome, who is expected to leave sometime during the next four months.
KCET is a nonprofit, viewer-supported station facing financial difficulties and lower viewership following its decision to become independent in 2010 and sever ties with Public Broadcasting System over dues it owed the association of public TV stations.
Last year, the station eliminated 22 full-time jobs in a reorganization to prepare for a new digital media business following its 2012 merger with Link Media, a production company with its own cable channel based in San Francisco.