At long last, i’ve left Corus Entertainment where i worked for seven and a half years.
The company is going through some major restructuring. A few months ago, the Interactive department general manager left amid a series of announcements about executive-level shuffling. Two weeks ago, the Financial Post Trading Desk reported that the president of the Television division had dumped all of his Corus shares. The very next day, fp trading desk reported that CEO John Cassaday had made a similar move.
i’ve seen the writing on the wall for some time now, but when the company cut 53 jobs on Tuesday, a number of people were taken off-guard. The Interactive department was rent asunder, to put it dramatically, and Corus lost a lot of great talent. If you are a Canadian media company, and you are looking for game developers, interactive project managers and producers, or even an entire independant television production arm (!!), get thee to Monster.ca and make your best offer!
i’m not sure if Corus is finished “consolodating”. The trades are calling Tuesday’s layoffs the “latest round” of restructuring. There’s still some juicy talent left in that company! i hope to be in touch if Corus leaks more folks in the future.