Every media company is pushing against an ocean right now, bracing itself for when the coronavirus wave crashes upon the shores of its business. Over the past several weeks, countless media professionals—from journalists to ad-tech staffers and sales reps to ad-sales marketers—have been furloughed or laid off.
Those most affected, so far, have been local news outlets whose revenue comes from the advertising dollars of the businesses within their communities. As businesses close their doors, there is less money to spend on advertising. It’s a vicious circle, and one that will not straighten out when this is all over.
We want to help.
As a publication that covers the ins and outs of the media business, we find ourselves at a unique vantage point, able to serve the very community we cover. We are a hub for the media world, and we can provide a conduit for you, our readers, to connect.
Today, we are introducing #MediaTogether, a place to gather, tell your stories and find solutions for the future. Tell us in 500 words who you are, what you do, what skills you have and your experience of working through these troubling times.
The goal is to connect those who are looking for work with those who can provide jobs. But the built-in networking can also pay big dividends for your future.
Add your perspective to this Google Form, and, with your permission, we will publish below.