Resume

SHARAREH DRURY

Chicago, IL | Email: sharareh.drury@gmail.com | @shararehdrury

Experience

HELLO GIGGLES | Contributing Writer | October 2016 – PRESENT | Chicago, IL

Writes news and feature stories under tight deadlines, covering entertainment, fashion, beauty and viral content / Pitches original feature content, compelling news and evergreen stories

RIZZARR | Senior Editor | August 2012 – June 2017 | Los Angeles, CA / Chicago, IL

Teamed with CEO and founder to strategize launch of new millennial-focused social platform / Trains and supervises editors and writers / Executes engaging content and social media plans / Creates editorial and social media guidelines

BRICKFISH | Editorial & Social Media Manager | November 2015 – September 2016 | Chicago, IL

Collaborated with Neiman Marcus team on breaking New York Fashion Week coverage / Oversaw new direction for social media copy and tone for Strack & Van Til brand / Wrote and edited social media posts, emails and blogs / Managed social media accounts for clients reaching upwards of 900k consumers per platform post

WOMENSFORUM | Editorial Director | November 2013 – November 2015 | Chicago, IL

Oversaw editorial team of over 50 writers and bloggers / Produced and hosted daily video segments to increase engagement, including entertainment show “Social Buzz”/  Wrote scripts and articles, edited copy and video, designed graphics and creative, and scheduled social media for WomensForum.com / Managed daily content to meet traffic, engagement and revenue goals / Launched site’s first-ever election coverage channel, Her Vote / Increased social media following from 65K to 200K

HAPPILY NEVER AFTER, DEATH BY GOSSIP – Investigation Discovery | Contributing Journalist | August 2013, September 2015

Delivered on-camera commentary, insight and narration to Investigation Discovery’s docu-drama series Happily Never After and Death By Gossip / Reviewed research provided by series team, including news articles, court documents and interviews with experts and family members

E! NEWS (NBC UNIVERSAL) | Reporter| January 2011 – June 2013 | Los Angeles, CA

Reported on 200+ stories for E! News, including exclusive stories and extensive coverage for the following events: 2012 Summer Olympics, Kate Middleton’s pregnancy, Justin Timberlake’s wedding, Aurora movie theatre shooting, Boston Marathon bombings, Whitney Houston and James Gandolfini / Successful at getting exclusive interviews, covering breaking news, and providing in-depth coverage under deadline pressure / Interviewed celebrities, publicists, managers, experts and sources at events or via phoners / Spearheaded original stories and segments while collaborating coverage with executives, producers, correspondents, and reporters

 

BIG TOE FILMS | Freelance Associate Producer | September 2013

SPREECAST | Host | May 2012 – December 2012

HOLLYWOOD PATCH | Freelance Reporter | July 2011 – December 2011

ANNENBERG TV NEWS | Multimedia Director / News Producer / Anchor / Reporter | January 2008 – May 2011

WMC-TV | News 101 Assignment Producer and Reporter | August 2005 – May 2007


Awards

National Student Television Award for Excellence, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Writing for documentary “September 11th, 2001: The Story of NABE and AUBER” (2007)

Regional Student Television Award for Excellence from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (2006-2007)
“Fire Safety at the Festival” – First Place in News
“September 11th, 2001: The Story of NABE and AUBER” – First Place in Writing

Regional Student Television Award for Excellence from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (2005-2006)
“Racing for Education” – First Place in Sports
“Hurricane Katrina Hits Home” – First Place in Writing


Education

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Class of 2011 | Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism, Emphasis in American Popular Culture and Music Industry

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