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Sarah Freeman

Email: Sarah@sarahlfreeman.com

Twitter: @SarahIsChi

 

Professional Experience

Zagat, zagat.com

Chicago editor, April 2012 – present

  • Maintain all online content on the restaurant and bar site including blog posts, photography, guides, lists, features and videos.

Rundown, rundown.com

Editorial assistant: June 2011 – October 2013

  • Write restaurant previews, food and drink articles for the Chicago edition of the daily e-mail newsletter.

Redeye, Chicago, Ill.

Special contributor: July 2011 – February 2012

  • Entertainment writer, columnist, and “Eat, Drink, Do” expert for Redeye, specializing in events, festivals, nightlife, dinning and drinking.

Lehigh University’s Office of International Affairs, Bethlehem, Pa.

Editorial intern: September 2010 – May 2011

  • Wrote articles about campus events and faculty members reaching out to the global community.

The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.

Lifestyle intern: September – December 2010

  • Wrote “GoPick” event previews and features for the semiweekly arts and entertainment section.

Huston Film School, National University of Ireland, Galway

Research assistant: June – July 2009

  • Researched the stories behind iconic photographs for director Rod Stoneman’s book.

Education

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.

  • B.A. journalism and English with a concentration in creative writing, minor in psychology
  • Graduated with honors: May 2011

University College London, London, England

  • Affiliate student in the department of English language and literature
  • September 2009-June 2010

Highland Park High School, Highland Park, Ill.

  • Graduated: June 2007

Leadership

  • Lifestyle, editorial pages and news editor, writer and columnist for The Brown and White
  • University Productions secretary and arts & excursions committee director
  • Sigma Tau Delta national English honors fraternity founding member at Lehigh University

Related Skills

  • Proficient with Adobe InDeisgn, Photoshop and Lightroom, and DSLR cameras
  • Courses in news writing, reporting, freelance, editing, publication design, photography and new media

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