President/Executive Producer Barbara Jones brings over 25 years of media experience to SailorJones Media. She began her career as a radio reporter. Since then, she has worked primarily in television and new media, on the launch of TV networks into Latin America and Brazil, TV network program planning, production and scheduling, marketing, audience and market research, international wireless and interactive media projects and CRTC applications.
Jones currently serves on the faculty of Syracuse University in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications as a Professor of Practice in the Television/Radio/Film department.
Merging broadcasting experience with her passion for sailing, Jones covered the 1987 America's Cup for a Canadian radio network and hosted OLN Canada's 2003 coverage of the international sporting event.
Jones has held senior management positions with Western International Communications (Canada), Landmark Communications (U.S.), Power Broadcasting (Canada) and Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting (Canada).
Jones has served on judging panels for CableAce Awards, CINE Awards, International PROMAX BDA Awards, Canadian New Media Awards, and is a former member of the International EMMA Jury.
She's spoken at television and new media conferences regarding interactivity, and as an advocate of iTV, she co-authored several submissions to the CRTC on the future of interactive television in Canada.
Jones is a former member of the Documentary Organization of Canada and the Canadian Media Production Association (formerly the CFTPA). She served on the CFTPA's New Media and Net Neutrality Committees. She's a former member of the Ontario Media Development Corporation's Digital Media Advisory Committee, and the Interactive Ontario's Mobile and Multiplatform Committee, and Women In Film & Television - Toronto.
A graduate of Ryerson University's Radio and Television Arts program (BAA), Jones also holds a Master of Science (Television/Radio/Film) from Syracuse University's renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She has also participated in executive education at The College of William & Mary.