Skot Thayer

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Managing Editor

Freelance Journalist and Writer.

A highly skilled Journalist with 6+ years of experience writing, editing, and media management with publications spanning North America, North Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Published with distinguished online magazines and news outlets including The Guardian, VICE, Narratively, The Diplomat, Gizmodo, OZY, and GammaRay. Adept self-starter with strong organizational and management skills and a track record of creating engaging and original content.
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Guide, Article, Product Description, Buyers Guide, Social Copy, Blog Post
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Herkimer College, Music Performance And Engineering
New York, NY, USA|English
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Published Content

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ozy.com
This Retro-Feel Game Puts the Fate of a Nation in Your Hands
August 23rd, 2019
roadsandkingdoms.com
Article
“When this place closes, I’m going to go live my life.”

A visit to Ipoh's historic old town to speak with one of the owners of a gastronomic institution spreading across East Asia.

November 5th, 2018
ozy.com
Article
Your Next Great Listen: An Afrobeat and Metal Mashup

A profile of the innovative and addictive band Here Lies Man.

May 20th, 2018
ozy.com
Article
Why Malaysia Is Rewriting History

An examination of the political and historical tensions that are resurfacing in the wake of Malaysia's historic 2018 election.

October 18th, 2018
ozy.com
Article
Gamers' Revenge: Why the Latest Money-Making Tactic Is Causing an Uproar

The response to Battlefront II is part of a growing retaliation by users against the increasing takeover of video games by so-called loot boxes that combine microtransactions with a randomized, slot machine–style payout to dictate player progression. Microtransactions in themselves aren’t new and have become ubiquitous across the gaming world over the past decade. The $40 billion–strong mobile gaming market is primarily built on free games that offer small in-game purchases that advantage buyers over players who don’t put as much money into the game. But “pay to win” mechanics have now crept into many multimillion-dollar flagship games, even story-driven, single-player affairs, sparking a backlash in both the virtual world — where many have taken to Reddit and other platforms to decry what many see as corporate greed–fueled exploitation — and in the real one, as EA has discovered.

February 4th, 2018
ozy.com
Article
From Executions to Embrace, Southeast Asia Turns the Page on Pot

A piece illustrating the trend in some Southeast Asian countries towards accepting cannabis and hemp.

November 21st, 2018
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