Jackie McGoey

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Chicago, IL
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University
Culinary Tourism, Dessert Recipes, Korean Cuisine
  • Jackie has loved writing about the delicious meals she enjoyed while eating her way through various travel destinations, including Belize, Jamaica, Las Vegas, and Disney World.
  • She has won multiple Parenting Media Association awards for her editorial work, which included reviews on family-friendly eateries in the Chicagoland area and farm-to-table restaurants in the Midwest.
  • Having previously worked as a freelance editor for Glam, Jackie is traded in reviewing articles about strawberry-inspired manicures and glazed donut skincare for those about summer strawberry pasta and classic yeast donuts for Chowhound.


During graduate school at Northwestern University, Jackie trained as a multimedia reporter, specializing in radio/TV broadcasting and videography. After earning a master's degree in journalism, she began her professional career as a writer and digital editor for Chicago Parent magazine, ChicagoParent.com, and its series of sister niche publications, including Hey Baby Chicago and Chicago Special Parent. Jackie joined Static Media in 2022 as a freelance editor for Glam. Prior to that, she wrote a bi-monthly column for Round the Table magazine and held the role of director of social media strategy and communications for a hyperlocal newspaper publisher. She most recently pivoted to school public relations, where she enjoys telling the stories of students in the district she serves. In her free time, Jackie is an avid thrifter and loves testing the latest K-beauty trends. She is currently learning Spanish and Korean and is an amateur photographer, always dreaming about her next vacation.


Jackie holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a graduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School.

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