Sean McGoey

HS Sports Producer at WWL-TV

New Orleans, Louisiana (Greater New Orleans Area)
Writing and Editing

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Sean McGoey's Overview

  • HS Sports Producer at WWL-TV
  • English/Writing Instructor at The Power Courses, LLC
  • Intern at Louisiana Children's Museum
  • Cashier at New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co.

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Sean McGoey's Summary

Specialties: Writing/editing, integration of social media
Experienced with Word/Excel/PowerPoint, Facebook/Twitter, WordPress
Intermediate experience with Java programming
Basic experience with C++ programming in a UNIX environment

Sean McGoey's Experience

HS Sports Producer


Public Company; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry

August 2014Present (2 months)

Community Leader


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

January 2014May 2014 (5 months)

-Responsible for facilitating discussion in in-app communities centered on Virginia basketball, baseball, and football, fostering an environment of positive, focused, passionate discussion.
-Created U.Va. sports content and curated content from other media sources.
-Weekly meetings with supervisor and other U.Va. Community Leaders to discuss progress and goals.

Sports Columnist

The Cavalier Daily

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry

August 2012May 2014 (1 year 10 months) Charlottesville, Virginia Area

I wrote an original sports column containing my views on a major sporting event from the previous week and how it connects to our lives. Frequency ranged from weekly to monthly depending on size of columnist staff at the time.


August 2010May 2014 (3 years 10 months) Charlottesville, Virginia Area

-Oversaw a staff of 15 writers/photographers who covered U.Va. and national sports.
-Duties included assigning reporting schedules, editing's online content, and networking in order to market the site and attract new contributors.
-Helped increase Twitter followers from <150 to 1,400 in 18 months.
-Progressed from a staff writer, writing game previews, to an editorial role, while still writing game reports and opinion columns.
-Oversaw a merger with WUVA Radio (student-run radio station) in May 2014.

Previously: Vice President/Copy Editor; Columnist

English/Writing Instructor

The Power Courses, LLC

May 2012August 2013 (1 year 4 months) New Orleans, LA

Taught SAT Reading and Writing sections and ACT Reading and English sections to 125 students (75 from May 2012-July 2012; 50 from July 2013-August 2013). Average SAT student improvement over 200 points on composite score.


Louisiana Children's Museum

June 2011August 2011 (3 months) Greater New Orleans Area

Assisted in the writing of grant requests, including a general case for support for the Museum. Researched national, state, and local trends in elementary education and reading skills for one such request. Assisted in the production of informational materials (videos, press releases) for the Early Learning Village initiative. Also performed general office organizational tasks, such as assembling direct mailings, proofreading written material, organizing advertising binders, and updating member data records.


New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co.

June 2009July 2010 (1 year 2 months) Greater New Orleans Area

Summer job spanning two summers. Duties included interacting with customers to create and maintain a positive atmosphere in the restaurant, upselling menu items, food prep, and cleaning.

Sean McGoey's Education

University of Virginia

B.A., Economics


Grade: 3.38

Majoring in economics (B.A.), minoring in computer science

Echols Scholar - honors program that accepts top 6-8% of incoming class

Vice President of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity (Feb 2013-Feb 2014): Voting member of executive board. Head of Standards (judicial board). Overseer of multiple positions aimed at the betterment of the fraternity - academic chair, community service chair, etc. Aug 2012-Feb 2013: Rush Director - responsible for planning the fraternity's 2012-13 recruitment efforts.

Activities and Societies: Wahoo Wire, The Cavalier Daily, Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, Hoos News, The Flying V's

Sean McGoey's Courses

  • B.A., Economics

    University of Virginia

    • Economics of Labor (ECON 4150)
    • Arts Marketing (ARAD 5050)
    • Practices and Principles of Arts Administration (ARAD 3100)
    • Financial Accounting (COMM 2010)
    • Design Thinking (ARAD 5500)
    • Introductory and Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 2010 and 3010)
    • Introductory and Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON 2020 and 3020)
    • Commercial Law (COMM 3410)
    • Theory of Financial Markets (ECON 4340)
    • Media Policy and Law (MDST 3405)
    • Introduction to Programming (CS 1110)
    • Software Development Methods (CS 2110)
    • Behavioral Finance (ECON 4370)
    • Program and Data Representation (CS 2150)
    • Web and Mobile Development (CS 4720)
    • Experimental Economics (ECON 4820)
    • The Arts and Public Policy (ARAD 3550)

Sean McGoey's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Limited working proficiency)

Sean McGoey's Publications

  • Feeling re-energized

    • The Cavalier Daily
    • September 9, 2013
    Authors: Sean McGoey

    On being revitalized as a sports fan.

  • Virginia Sports: A Year in Review

    • Wahoo Wire
    • April 30, 2013
    Authors: Sean McGoey

    On another year of Cavalier sports coming to a close.

  • Tune out the noise

    • The Cavalier Daily
    • January 29, 2013
    Authors: Sean McGoey

    On the storm of excessive media coverage surrounding the Super Bowl.

  • At a crossroads

    • The Cavalier Daily
    • December 3, 2012
    Authors: Sean McGoey

    On Jovan Belcher and the NFL's impending concussion catastrophe.

  • Athletes aren't the only ones who create turnovers

    • The Cavalier Daily
    • August 29, 2012
    Authors: Sean McGoey

    On growing up, moving on, and a new year of Virginia sports.

  • An Open Letter to Roger Goodell

    • Wahoo Wire
    • March 8, 2012
    Authors: Sean McGoey

    On "Bountygate" and its fallout.

Sean McGoey's Skills & Expertise

  1. Writing
  2. Social Media
  3. Facebook
  4. Twitter
  5. Microsoft Office
  6. Editing
  7. Economics
  8. Java Programming
  9. Marketing
  10. C++
  11. WordPress
  12. Java

Sean McGoey's Additional Information


Watching and writing about professional and college sports (football, basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey), the freedom that the online medium affords to writing, social media as a marketing tool, classic music, vinyl records, playing guitar, reading nonfiction, spending time with my family and friends

Groups and Associations:

Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity

Honors and Awards:

Echols Scholar - 2010-present
Order of Omega (Greek honor society) - 2012
National Merit Scholar - 2010
AP Scholar with Distinction - 2010
Dean's List: Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Winner for Louisiana - 2010, 2011

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