Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ONA Toronto: How I survived my layoff

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA Toronto

Yes, layoffs in media are a sad reality these days. But many of our colleagues have used them to move on to exciting new careers. Let Jeremy Barker and Lindsey Wiebe inspire you with their personal career stories. And then stay for pub night.

Jeremy Barker was once the social media editor at The National Post. He’s now employed at Jumpwire Media as a social media platform specialist, where he works with media companies on social and digital content strategies. He says the word Facebook a lot these days.

Lindsey Wiebe was an online editor and social media superstar when she was laid off from the Winnipeg Free Press. After being laid off she moved to Toronto where she’s now the associate web editor at Maclean’s.

Note: Handlebar is ours from 6:45-9 pm (but we’re welcome to stay for trivia night). Talk will begin at 7 pm in the backroom.

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Layoffs are a sad reality but many of our colleagues have moved on to exciting new careers.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014