Bailey Thomas is a 25-year-old publishing sales assistant, writer and social media coordinator located currently in the Brooklyn/Greater New York City area.
After graduating with a degree in English writing and a minor in accounting from Oklahoma Christian University in 2011, she moved to NYC to pursue an editorial internship with digital literature start-up DailyLit as well as the opportunity to live in her favorite city in the world.
Currently, Bailey works as a sales assistant for the Crown Publishing Group division of Random House LLC, of Penguin Random House. In this position, she works directly with multiple vice presidents of Crown and bookseller account representatives to ensure an up-to-date and lucrative sales environment. This position requires flexibility, on-the-job learning capabilities, and most importantly, a passion for book publishing. She has worked in her dream job since September 2013.
Having worked in retail environments since she was sixteen years old, she currently works part time as a senior sales associate with Anthropologie, Previously, Bailey worked as an Apparel Department Manager in Training (Junior Manager) and Selling Department Supervisor (HR/hiring), but left to pursue her position with PRH.
In 2012, Bailey worked for the education technology start-up TestingMom.com, which provides gifted and talented testing preparation material. At TestingMom.com, she coordinated social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) and as an active member of the Cougars Customer Support Team, in which she responded to email, LiveChat and Skype customer requests in a professional and conversational manner through a CRM system. In addition to managing customers and other responsibilities through WordPress, she used Cybersource, Authorize.net, Salesforce and Blue Hornet to help customers and stay current with industry standards.
In her undergraduate, Bailey was awarded the Roaring Lambs Fellowship in 2009 for completing a first editorial internship with DailyLit. She was the editor of her university’s award-winning literary journal Soundings for two years, as well as the underground literary monthly The Skinny Voice. In addition, Bailey spent a semester traveling and studying on the Pacific Rim Studies trip, in which she visited cities and universities in China, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. She also maintained three years of membership in the social service club Gamma Rho as well as initiated the role of Homecoming Chair for the Honors College in 2010.
In her spare time, Bailey explores NYC with her boyfriend and analyzes an extraordinary amount of television. If what you’re offering isn’t coffee, she probably doesn’t want it.
If you have a question or would like to know more about anything, please feel free to email Bailey. She is available for part time consulting positions.