Resume

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Bailey McGowan

 C: 940-782-9119  baileymcgowan1992@gmail.com  www.baileymcgowan.wordpress.com

EDUCATION: Texas Christian University B. A  journalism/ history minor, May 2013 Cum laude

MEDIA EXPERIENCE

SKILLS

Proficient in: HTML/CSS, CMS Systems, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Storify, Sony Xpri, Microsoft Office

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Word Press, Blogger, Instagram, Pinterest, Foursquare, Social News Desk, Storify, Piktochart, YouTube

Digital Content Producer, KENS 5 Media – San Antonio May. 2013-Present  

  • Produce original web-specific content for the San Antonio area with design and web-site and app layout top of mind for a tailored consumer approach
  • Cover stories in the field and through data/FOIA requests with a multimedia approach, capturing video and still images for use online and on air
  • Contribute to daily news meetings with original pitches and web-specific elements that translate to a converged media product on-air
  • Manage the stations Facebook and Twitter accounts for 18 + hours each workday, working to create a social platform tailored to research on audience, reaching more than 150,000 users
  • Lead breaking news coverage by writing stories, posting to social and managing app pushes
  • Produce and edit sweeps/book pieces, working with a select number of reporters and adding digital elements to every story

Intern, WFAA Channel 8 News- Dallas/Fort Worth Jan. 2013-Present                                 

  • Produced original web-specific content for the Dallas/Fort Worth area
  • Edited and posted news packages, slideshows and stories for editorial and breaking news
  • Covered stories in the field with reporters and assisted in editing and reporting
  • Attended and contributed to daily news meetings with original pitches and web-specific content
  •  Managed the stations Facebook and Twitter accounts, reaching more than 250,000 users

Editor, the109 Jan. 2013-Present                                                                                                            

  • Managed a group of seven students for a hyper-local new site covering the 76109, a zip code of Fort Worth
  • Covered stories relating to construction, schools, local government and churches
  • Edited all content and assisted in creating multimedia interactive elements for every story

Intern, Student Press Law Center Aug. 2012- Present       

  • Covered First Amendment stories with an emphasis on access, legislation and Internet on a national scale
  • Filed multiple FOI reports across the country to cover free press and speech issues for college/high school students
  • Compiled multiple national databases through extensive research and interviews while working in Washington, D.C.
  • Wrote daily news articles and blog posts as well as articles for The Report, a national magazine

Managing Editor,TCU 360 Aug. 2011- Aug. 2012

  • Covered breaking news, posted stories, photos, videos online along with slideshows and headlines
  • Winner of a Texas AP Managing Editor- Star breaking news report for Division A from coverage of TCU drug bust, first college student to win this award ever
  • Filed multiple FOI reports and continued to follow up until communication was necessary with the Attorney General
  • Covered the TCU drug bust as the main reporter working with TCU administration, TCU Police and Fort Worth Police
  • ·Produced original Web specific content with multimedia, graphics, slideshows andvideo
  • Received the Jay Milner Award- Reporter of the Year, a competitive award judged by journalists of the DFW area
  • TCU 360 received a national Pinnacle Award for breaking news coverage of drug bust

Escort, TCU SuperFrog Wrangler Aug. 2011-May 2012                                                                

  • Planned schedules and made appearances with TCU’s mascot as a member of the TCU Cheerleading squad
  • Participated in promotions for a variety of sponsors, including Chik-Fil-A on national television

Reporter, TCU Daily Skiff Aug. 2010-June 2011                                                                                            

  • Wrote stories, followed coverage, interviewed TCU administration, and worked as crime reporter with TCU and FWPD
  • Contributed to opinion section, researched articles, copyedited personal work

Intern, TCU Sports Marketing Aug. 2010-June 2011                                                                        

  •  Collaborated to set up Frog Alley, a family-orientated music, interactive games, and multiple local business booths
  • Handled media time-out coordination on field with the Mountain Network in a team of eight people

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

  • President, Diamond Darlings September 2011-January 2013  – A student-drive marketing team for the TCU Baseball team, producing audience-involved segments and team assistance
  • Service Chair, Zeta Tau Alpha January 2011-December 2011 – Lead more than 250 women in monthly service projects benefiting a variety of philanthropies
  • Resident Assistant, TCU Housing and Residence Life January 2012-May 2012 – Worked with a team to create a healthy and stable environment for 18-20 year-old freshman students

HONORS/INVOLVEMENT

  • Active member of San Antonio Alumnae chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha
  • TCU Cheerleader
  • Jon D. Williams Cotillion, Student Instructor, eight years
  • TCU Summer Conference Resident Assistant
  • Dean’s List
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