Lydia Leavitt

Boston, MA USA

Professional Experience

An experienced journalist (Forbes, The Next Web, TechCrunch, Engadget, etc.) with extensive experience in social, advertising, and editorial campaigns. Currently working as a creative content strategist to create and package meaningful consumer content in editorial, social and marketing environments. I help brands build community ecosystems through content, partnerships, and activations.


Content Editor (online)
8 Years
4 Years
Social Media
8 Years


4 Years
8 Years
2 Years


Marketing (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
3 Years
Online/new media
4 Years
Advertising agency
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

8 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Engadget (10+), TechCrunch (10+), Forbes (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Pantene Pro-V (10+), Qualcomm (10+), T. Rowe Price (10+), KPMG (1-2), Lean Cuisine (1-2)

Technical Skills


Foreign Language Skills

French, Spanich

Computer Skills

Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Blogging & CMS platforms (Drupal, Wordpress) Social Tools (Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest etc.)


Laptop Voice recorder

Work Permits & Visas

US only


Reema Mitra, Edelman, Crissie Fuller, Devries Global,


Women in Tech Women 2.0 Women in Media


Docu-Style Film & Video

docu-style editorial film series focused on invention and innovation with an emphasis on mobile. See full series here:
Armed with a celebrity stylist and some hairspray, in this series, Pantene hits the streets to ambush women getting ready for a big event like a 25th birthday bash or brand new job.
Taking trends directly from the red carpet to YouTube in real-time, these videos were based on celebrity looks on the big night.
Made in partnership with Conde Nast, this episodic video series puts two looks to the test in this part trend, part how-to based film.

Writing Samples

Preparing the Russian subtropical city of Sochi for the Olympic Winter Games was no small feat. More than 40,000 athletes, staff and journalists will arrive over the course of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which kicked off Feb. 7. Besides the city's obvious logistical and security challenges...
Blogging is like the modern day welcome mat, showing passers-by that someone is home and will probably answer the doorbell if you ring it. For startups, this is particularly important as you strive to establish your voice and brand point of view. Beside giving your startup a platform...
Leaving the confines of a Manhattan apartment, Lincoln Center has the uncanny ability to make one feel dwarfed. Home to the performing arts and haunt to New York City's glitterati, the landmark received the IBM makeover as part of the company's THINK exhibit -- an interactive installation designed..