Curriculum Vitae Robert J. Ballantyne is an educator, journalist, filmmaker, web developer, and graphic designer Content by Robert J. Ballantyne Posted on July 12, 2020 Education Bachelor of Education DegreeUniversity of OttawaOttawa, Canada Digital Marketing Management DiplomaUniversity of TorontoToronto, Canada Bachelor of Journalism DegreeRyerson UniversityToronto, Canada Skills and Expertise Adobe Creative Cloud PhotoshopPremiereAcrobat IllustratorAfter EffectsDreamweaver InDesignMedia EncoderAudition Website Design and Development WordPressCSS3Microsoft Visual Studio PHPSassDrupal HTML5jQueryExpressionEngine Teaching and Instruction Culturally responsive teachingExperiential learning Formative assessmentProject-based learning Technology integrationWorkplace preparation Video and Audio Production Avid Media ComposerAvid iNews Audacity Vegas Pro ReaperACID Pro Digital Marketing SEOSEM Google AdWordsGoogle Analytics Social Media MarketingMailChimp Microsoft Office WordOneDrive ExcelAccess PowerPointPublisher Experience Gifted Education InstructorAssociation for Bright Children of Ontario, OttawaApril 2019 to Present Seasonal multimedia journalism instructor for gifted and talented youth aged 9 to 15. Front-End Web DeveloperArtsculture Creative, Toronto/OttawaJanuary 2016 to August 2018 Built and designed custom-built $10,000+ WordPress websites for clients.Developed UI/UX and planned content, SEO and social media strategies.Created wireframes, mockups and prototypes. JournalistCanadian Broadcasting Corporation, TorontoOctober 2006 to January 2016 Television Director, Producer Conceived, planned, managed and executed original television, digital and audio projects.Directed and organized national network TV and radio reports for Marketplace, As It Happens and The National.Coordinated crews of up to 12 people, and produced and directed original productions with budgets of up to $50,000.Oversaw crisis, legal and editorial issues under scrutiny and intense deadlines. Web Developer, Digital Producer, Social Media Producer Pioneered and administrated digital workflow, content standards, and social media strategies for investigative news programs Marketplace and The Fifth Estate.Built, maintained and created digital content, interactives and video for many TV news program websites, including Marketplace, The Fifth Estate, The Nature of Things, Connect with Mark Kelley and more. Investigative Researcher Produced original, longform investigative research for the consumer TV news program, Marketplace.Negotiated and booked on-camera interviews with hostile stakeholders.Prepared lines of questioning and background for hosts conducting on-camera interviews.Reported undercover using hidden cameras. Staff ReporterToronto Star, TorontoJanuary 2004 to May 2005 Wrote news articles to strict deadline as a general assignment reporter. Additional experience ResearcherUniversity of Ottawa, OttawaJanuary 2019 to March 2020 Researched education issues within the Greater Ottawa Area. Editor-in-ChiefPopjournalism, Toronto/OttawaJanuary 2000 to March 2020 Provide editorial support in website news production for new writers who wish to launch an arts journalism career. Manager, Content & Editorial StrategyAmerican Marketing Association, TorontoAugust 2017 to August 2018 Maintained and curated organization’s editorial calendar.Scheduled, organized and lead MarCom in brainstorming content. Director, New Members and DiversityCanadian Media Guild, TorontoSeptember 2008 to June 2016 Represented the interests of thousands of young, and Indigenous and visible minority media workers at the CBC, Canadian Press, Shaw Media, TVO/TFO, Thomson Reuters, VICE Media and freelance journalists. Host/ProducerCKLN 88.1 FM, TorontoSeptember 2001 to May 2007 Producer and on-air host of weekly current affairs radio program, Word of Mouth.Recruited, organized and trained volunteers to produce a weekly community radio program.Trained and produced community volunteers from Regent Park, including at-risk youth, new refugees, and representatives from Indigenous and multicultural advocacy organizations.