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  Sarah McClutchy
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  With five years experience in social media and web writing, I'm an an expert in community building and management, content optimization, blogging, and social media strategy. As a writer, I'm an energetic investigator with a knack for honing in on an interesting story and have covered a wide range of topics: media & politics, culture, music, consumer products, literature, technology and science/environment.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Sales Person 3 Years
Writer 5 Years
Social Media 5 Years
Specialty
Arts & Humanities 5 Years
Food 5 Years
Travel 5 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
5 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
SpliceToday.com (11+), STEAK (11+), NY Hawks (11+), GoodLife Report (11+), Brand Building Public Relations (B2PR) (11+), Cheapism.com (11+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
CubeSmart (11+), Expedia (11+), Mimi So (11+), Scott's Miracle Gro (11+), TheMaids (11+), UNIQLO (11+)
Other Work History
Intern at Brand Building Public Relations (B2PR), an NYC public relations firm based in Soho. Clients included Dove Chocolates, Kwiat Diamonds, L'Oreal, Damon Dash, Mudd Jeans, etc.
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe, InDesign, Quark, Radian6, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Foursquare, Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr
Technical Skills
Photo editing
Equipment
Laptop, digital camera, video camera, audio recorder
References
Please contact me for references.
Other
I graduated from Lehigh University in 2008 with a degree in Journalism. I studied for a semester at University of Melbourne, Australia in 2007.
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(STEAK Blog, 12/21/2012)
A blog post about Instagram's role in popular culture and what it means for brands.
(GoodLife Report, 10/12/2012)
A report on successful start-up Stanton Watch Company, based in Hoboken, NJ.
(GoodLife Report, 10/2/2012)
Reviews of several top NYC raw bars renowned for their oysters.
(GoodLife Report, 2/2/2012)
A review of new gourmet grilled cheese restuarant Melt Shop. Includes interview with co-founder Spencer Rubin, who made the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2012. The article was picked up by Pursuitist.
(SpliceToday, 1/13/2012)
An analysis of American pop culture's current "Girl Moment": new feminine ideals, archetypes and iconoclasts.
(GoodLife Report, 11/15/2011)
A review of Red Farm, a new West Village restaurant whose menu fuses the farm-to-table trend with Chinese fare.
(Expedia.com, 11/1/2011)
Wrote optimized, keyword-rich web content for subdomains of Expedia.com. Including: Vacation Packages, Things to Do, Flights, Hotels and Cars. Project spanned from November 2011 - April 2012.
(GoodLife Report, 7/15/2011)
Guide to some of the world's best "floating" restaurants.
(GoodLife Report, 7/7/2011)
A guide to top eateries on Nantucket.
(GoodLife Report, 6/2/2011)
Recap of Figawi Race weekend 2011
(GoodLife Report, 5/26/2011)
Guide to finding the best Maryland restaurants to eat crabs.
(GoodLife Report, 5/19/2011)
Guide/Review of sunscreens
(GoodLife Report, 5/15/2011)
Review of/Guide to New York's best rooftop bars for Spring/Summer 2011
(GoodLife Report, 5/12/2011)
Review of/Guide to best rooftop bars in international cities for spring/summer 2011.
(Good Life Report, 5/4/2011)
Guide/Review of a few "diamonds in the rough" in New York city. Includes restaurants, bars, a tailor and a grocery store.
(SpliceToday.com, 3/10/2011)
Op-ed on public transportation manners.
(thetextbookguru.com, 2/24/2011)
Guest blog post pointing out ways to save money on pricey college essentials like laptops and mattresses,
(Cheapism.com, 1/5/2011)
Tips (in 140 characters or less) on the best food and drink bargains at 75+ spots around New York City.
(Cheapism.com, 12/28/2010)
A guide and review of the best cheap blenders on the market.
(Cheapism.com, 6/1/2010)
A guide and review of the best cheap sleeping bags on the market.
(Cheapism.com, 3/5/2010)
A comprehensive guide to finding the best cutlery sets under $50.
(SpliceToday.com, 1/20/2010)
An analysis of MTV's pop culture phenomenon Jersey Shore, the public outcry over it, and the true meaning of the "G-word."
(Cheapism.com, 1/4/2010)
A guide to the best snow blowers available on the market for consumers on a budget.
(Cheapism.com, 9/30/2009)
A comprehensive guide to finding the best electric shavers for the cheapest price.
(SpliceToday.com, 9/29/2009)
A look at the most recent antics of the Yes Men, an activist group founded by Jacques Servin (alias Andy Bichlbaum) and Igor Vamos (alias Mike Bonnano) that printed one million fake copies of the New York Post on the eve of the UN climate change meeting.
(Cheapism.com, 9/1/2009)
A comprehensive guide to finding the best low-priced treadmills on the market.
(SpliceToday.com, 7/14/2009)
An opinion piece on the state of online gambling, its effect on college students and the story of Greg Hogan, a college sophomore who robbed a bank in 2005 to pay off his online poker debt. Nick Gillespie of Reason Magazine linked to this article here: http://reason.com/blog/2009/07/14/speaking-of
(SpliceToday.com, 4/29/2009)
A review of the New Museum's triennial exhibition "The Generational: Younger then Jesus" featuring the work of 50 international artists born no earlier than 1976.
(SpliceToday.com, 4/7/2009)
A review of the fifth season of Bravo's hit show Top Chef and what sets it apart from all other reality shows.
(SpliceToday.com, 3/2/2009)
An opinion piece about comments made by the CEO of Papa John's Pizza and a BBC journalist's reaction.
(SpliceToday.com, 2/19/2009)
An examination of the intriguing character Chris McCandless, a young man who gave away all his money and journeyed to Alaska after college graduation in search of truth and an honest existence.
(SpliceToday.com, 1/9/2009)
A deeper look at the much-hyped date December 12, 2012.
(SpliceToday.com, 11/20/2008)
An editorial piece about the much complained about Generation Y, our impact on the recent election and the current social/political climate.
(SpliceToday.com, 10/22/2008)
A feature about San Miguel de Allende, a Mexican city that has drawn American expatriots since the 1950s.
(Lehighsports.com, 7/10/2008)
Catch-up interview with Lehigh University track star Ayres Boswell.
(PatriotLeague.com, 2/22/2008)
A player bio and interview with Lehigh Women's Basketball star Natalie Green.
(The Brown and White, 10/26/2007)
A news piece about Lehigh ROTC members making headlines locally and abroad.