WorkingNation and USC Annenberg team up for Future of Work in Media forum

WorkingNation set to premiere new mini-documentary at the forum.

What will the future of media work look like in 10 years? In 15 years?

This will be the leading topic at the WorkingNation/USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism “Future of Work in Media” panel on September 26 at 5 p.m. at the Wallis Annenberg Hall Forum.

Technology is transforming how audiences consume media, leading to a massive disruption of business models and the way companies deliver content. Legacy media companies are adapting to this reality by moving toward omnipresent mobile platforms — or “pivoting to video” — while Netflix and Hulu have become popular content portals and a testament to this disruption.

The future of media companies will depend on a well-educated workforce sourced from top schools like USC Annenberg. Its Annenberg Works initiative is meeting this demand by connecting the school to industry partners to create more job opportunities for graduates.

At the event, WorkingNation will premiere its Do Something Awesome mini-documentary on one USC Annenberg graduate, Eli Goodstein. Eli was empowered by Annenberg Works to pursue his dream of landing a career in media and our short film will focus on his journey to employment.

In addition to the premiere of the DSA, there will be a panel discussion by leading professionals from diverse media platforms as well as USC Annenberg academic faculty. They will take on the issues and challenges presented in developing a workforce which is rapidly changing and evolving with each new technological leap forward.

Slated to appear on the panel (Lineup is subject to change):

  • Torrey Anderson Schoepe, Managing Editor/West Coast Shift Lead for AOL.
  • Talia Williams, Recruiter for Netflix.
  • Megan Tannenbaum, Manager of Ad Operations for Hulu.
  • Suzanne Alcantara, Director of Career Development, USC Annenberg.
  • Gordon Stables, School of Journalism Interim Director and Associate Dean of Student Affairs, USC Annenberg.

To RSVP for the event, click here.