About

I could put a lot of things here. Writer. Critic. Manic consumer of media. But I’ll just say this:

The two musical artists I geek the hardest to are Death Grips and Carly Rae Jepsen,
and – tbh – that’s all you need to know about me.

For those interested in a professional context, the below is my resume. You can also check out my linkedin, linked in (natch) at the top right of this page.

Thomas Loughney

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This is a precaution against doxxing, etc. I hope you understand]

Summary

English Major from Kenyon College. Regular freelance contributor to WKCO. College radio DJ. Fall 2014 term studio intern of WKCO. Summer 2014 video editing intern at WETA. Author of 100+ analytical and cultural pieces on video games, film, and television.

Highlights

  • Experienced writer, with expertise in multiple genres of critical writing
  • Skilled with word processing software (Word, Power Point, Excel, Google Docs) recording software (Audacity), and film editing software (Final Cut Pro 7, AVID, Lightworks)
  • Experience in administrative positions

Experience

Information Technology Services

  • Position: Network Services Assistant (2014-2016)
  • Device configuration
  • On-site Installation
  • On-site Repairs
  • Device Troubleshooting
  • Customer service

Writing

  • English Major (Kenyon College)
  • Regular GameInformer community blog contributor (2011-2016)
    • Regularly featured in weekly Blog Herding
  • Freelancer (2015-Present)
    • Published at WKCO
      • Featured in 2016 WKCO Zine: ‘Album Review: Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
    • Published at WitExhibit
  • Host of weekly college talk radio program GameInformal Radio (2014-2016)

Video Editing

  • Independent content creator
    • Programs used: Lightworks
  • WETA Video Editing Intern
    • Programs used: Final Cut Pro 7, AVID
  • On-location assistant for WETA video shoots
  • Assistant Editor Credit on video piece for WETA Brainline

Podcasting

  • Co-Founder of The Major Casts Network (2017-)
    • A podcast network focused on media and storytelling
      • Media Majors
      • MustyTV
      • Shmanime
      • Big Time Whoopsies
  • Network Director of Operations
  • Network Social Media Manager/Editor
    • Twitter
      • @MajorCasts
      • @MediaMajors
      • @MustyTVPodcast
      • @ShmanimePodcast
      • @BigTimeWhoopsie
    • Facebook
      • The Major Casts Network page
  • Co-host of the Media Majors podcast (2016–)
    • Weekly storytelling podcast focused on major media (games, film, television, internet culture, etc.)
    • Programs used: Audacity

Chronology

  • Social Media Manager/Editor (May 2017 to Present)
    • The Major Casts Network
  • Director of Operations
    • The Major Casts Network
  • Cheesemonger (Dec 2016 to Present)
    • Stonyman Gourmet Farmer – Washington, D.C.
  • Network Services Assistant (Sept 2014 to May 2016)
    • Enterprise Infrastructures – Gambier, OH
  • Video Editing Intern (Jun 2014 to Aug 2014)
    • WETA – Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant Music Teacher (Jun 2013 to Aug 2013)
    • The Potomac School Summer Camp – McLean, VA
  • Ropes/Climbing Counselor (Jun 2012 to Aug 2012)
    • Camp Shohola – Greeley, PA
  • Assistant Counselor (Jun 2011 to Aug 2011)
    • The Potomac School Summer Camp – McLean, VA
  • Counselor in Training (Jun 2009 to Aug 2009)
    • Camp Summer Horizons – Washington, D.C.

Education

  • The Potomac School
    • McLean, VA
    • Graduating Year: 2012
  • Kenyon College
    • Gambier, OH
    • Major: English
    • Graduating Year: 2016
    • GPA: 2.74