Daniel LeBaron


1216-323 Richmond Street East

Toronto, ON, M5A 4R3

(437) 774-9252





 Ryerson University                                                                                                               2016 – 2018

 MA, Journalism

 University of Victoria                                                                                                           2008 - 2012

 BA, English

 Professional Experience                                                                   

 Zenergy Communications, Toronto, ON                                                                              2018 - 2019

 Account Manager

  • Responsible for half of the firm's portfolio of clients including celebrity personalities,                                     municipal organizations, real estate companies, manufacturers, and more.

  • Regularly involved in activities related to copywriting, content development, media relations,                                        public relations, creative direction, editing, event planning, social media and report compilation.

  • Displayed a constant ability to adapt to a number of different roles across a bevvy of different                          industries and clients. 

 Ryerson Review of Journalism, Toronto, ON                                                                      2017 - 2018

 Managing Editor, Business & Audience Engagement

  • Created and maintained relationships with local businesses and sponsors.

  • Led a team that netted over $5,000 in sponsorship funding throughout the year.

  • Oversaw conference business teams for both a fall and spring conference series.

  • Listened to pitches from potential printer partners and choose the one that met our needs.

  • Maintained a balanced budget despite being a student-run publication with little revenue.

 Shop Bonsai, Toronto, ON                                                                                                              2018

 Chief Copywriter and Content Specialist 

  • Freelanced for company for three months before being hired full-time.

  • Oversaw and edited content from a team of freelancers.

  • Created original content and branded content with retail partners.

 theScore, Toronto, ON                                                                                                         2017 - 2018

 Digital Content Curator

  • First hired as an intern from the MJ program in July.

  • After six-month internship was completed, was offered full-time employment.

  • Monitored 3rd-party sources that theScore used on their app.

  • Hundreds of split-second decisions made per shift as to what to funnel in and out of the app.

  • Responsible for training new employees.

 Smart/Biggar and Fetherstonhaugh, Vancouver, BC                                                           2013 - 2016

 Communications Department Supervisor

  • Monitored and managed all incoming e-mail communications sent to the firm.

  • Worked with all departments in office to ensure all litigation deadlines are met.

  • Trained and acclimated all new staff in my department.

  • Completed miscellaneous tasks throughout the office as they arise.

  • Oversaw tasks and scheduling amongst my department.

 Volunteer Experience


 The Martlet, Victoria, BC                                                                                                      2010-2014

 Freelance writer, UVIC Weekly Newspaper

  • Wrote articles for publication in student run newspaper

  • Interviewed and researched various topics

  • Dig deeper into diverse range of subject matters

  • Collaborated with publishers to ensure deadlines are met

 LYFSTYL, Toronto, ON                                                                                                       2011 - Pres

 Freelance Writer

  • Contributor to LYFSTYL, a music and lifestyle website based in Toronto

  • Pitch story ideas to editors

  • Write stories, primarily concert and music festival recaps


 Peace it Together, Vancouver, BC                                                                                                   2011


  • Two-week intensive dialogue program involving Canadians, Israeli’s and Palestinians

  • Debate and discuss hotbed political topics regarding Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

  • At programs conclusion, groups of three are made from each delegation to make a short film

  • Learned about conflict, the world and our place in it as Canadians  

 Global Education Program, Canada and Nicaragua                                                               2008-2009


  • Studied world politics and global issues in senior year of high school

  • Travelled to Nicaragua to build a community dance hall

  • Travelled across the country and learn about sustainability and social issues

 References available upon request