Hi! My name is John Gilpatrick, and I’m a jack of all trades, as long as those trades involve writing, talking, or interwebbing. Don’t ask me to fix a flat. I can’t dance. And for the love of God, don’t let me around a hammer. Bad things happen.
But I write and talk and interweb with the best of them. After graduating from Lehigh University with a degree in journalism and international relations, I took my talents to Rodale, Inc. For the Men’s Health brand, I produced original content and repurposed magazine content in creative ways for nearly five years. As a web producer, I also managed the e-mail newsletter schedule, social media, ad placement, fulfillment of ad campaigns, native ads and sponsored content, back-end and front-end development, and internal product placement (DVDs, books, etc.) across the site, which attracted 13.5 million monthly uniques at its peak.
Now, I’ve returned to my alma mater as a communications specialist for the civil and environmental engineering department at Lehigh. There, I create original editorial and marketing content to promote the department, its 22 faculty, students, and alumni. I created an all-new e-mail newsletter template and planned a weekend-long celebration for the department’s and university’s 150th anniversary. I also manage website and social media updates and the creation of video content.
While still in college, I created the website JohnLikesMovies.com, where I regularly post movie reviews and other film-related content. Through it, I became a member of the Online Film Critics Society and started the It’s the Pictures Podcast with fellow film writer Max Covill.
I’ve also had the opportunity to freelance for a variety of outlets, including MensHealth.com, The Week, PetMD.com, PopOptiq.com, and more.
Please take a look at my clips below, and if you’re interested in discussing writing, web, or podcasting opportunities, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @johnlgilpatrick.
It’s the Pictures Podcast