Taylor McAvoy

 

JOURNALIST| PRODUCER | STORYTELLER

 

 

tmcavoy7@gmail.com

Twitter: @TaylorMcAvoy105

Instagram: @TaylorMcAvoyPhoto

 

 

Experience ____________________________________________

 

PHOTOGRAPHER | LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES 

JAN 2019 - APRIL 2019

Photographing events, public hearings, and floor action for a non-partisan photography service for Washington State legislators. Taking and post-processing group photos, studio photos, both posed and candid images.

REPORTING INTERN | KHAOSOD ENGLISH

JUNE 2018 – AUG 2018

Multimedia publishing, editing, and storytelling for an

English language online publication in partnership with a

Thai newspaper in Bangkok.

 

DIGITAL MEDIA INTERN | KING 5

MARCH 2018 – JUNE 2018

Website content editing and publishing, writing brief

stories for online platforms, cutting video from the newscast

to publish online, assisting editors in assignment ideas

 

BUREAU REPORTER | WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER

PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION

JAN 2018 – MARCH 2018

Full-time legislative reporting for the 2018 60-day session

in Olympia, Washington. The Washington Newspaper

Publishers Association is a wire service for small

newspapers throughout Washington State

 

FREELANCE JOURNALIST

JUNE 2016 – DEC 2017

Writing and photography for Seattle online and print

newspapers – The International Examiner – The Seattle

Globalist – The News Tribune – Real Change – The

Seattle Lesbian – The Seattle Bike Blog - Crosscut

 

PRODUCTION INTERN | THE GRIND PODCAST

JUNE 2017- JANUARY 2018

The Grind Podcast is a small startup podcast meant to tell

student stories and provide advice for young professionals

entering the workplace. Audio editing and production,

assisting in the creative process of each episode.

 

PHOTOJOURNALIST | UNIVERSITY OF

WASHINGTON | THE DAILY | JUNE 2016- NOVEMBER

2017

Providing compelling images for the Seattle campus

newspaper and roughly 46,000-student audience.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM MEMBER | FLUIDITY ARTIST

FESTIVAL | GIGANTIC BICYCLE FESTIVAL | JULY 2017

Photographing action, portraits, video, and everything in

between for two small pacific northwest festivals

 

STAFF WRITER | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON |

THE DAILY | OPINION | ARTS AND LEISURE |

DECEMBER 2015 – JANUARY 2017

Writing well-balanced editorials and arts reviews for the

UW Seattle campus newspaper serving 46,000 students.

Skills _______________________________________

Adobe CC: Photoshop, Audition, Lightroom, Premiere

Canon DSLR cameras (Mark 5D III and IV and Rebel T-5I

and 6I)

 

AP Style – Fact checking – Interviewing – Research

Composition – Photo essay – Visual storytelling – Video

and audio production

 

Expri video editing | Lakana Publishing Platforms

 

Accomplishments _____________________________

 

PIONEER JOURNALISM AWARD | VIDEO

University of Washington | Department of Communication

May 2018

UW COMMUNICATIONS DEPT. FOREIGN INTRIGUE

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT | Summer 2018

Khaosod English | Bangkok, Thailand

KAPLAN QUARTERLY | May 2017

University of Washington site that features select student

stories from narrative journalism courses

 

Education ____________________________________

BACHELOR OF ARTS | UNIVERSITY OF

WASHINGTON | SEATTLE​

Journalism | Minor: Law, Societies, and Justice | GPA 3.78

PRESIDENT | SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL

JOURNALISTS UW CHAPTER | 2017-18

STUDY ABROAD ROME, ITALY | JAN. – MARCH, 2017

Program: Comparative media systems and culture

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