Resume

SHARAREH DRURY

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

Experience

RIZZARR | Editor | August 2012 – PRESENT

Achievements: Teamed with CEO and founder to strategize launch of new millennial-focused social platform, including building the site, recruiting writers, planning daily content, and reaching out to influencers 

Daily Work: Executed strong content and social media plans while leading team to produce informative, factual and engaging content / Trained and supervised over 20 editors and writers / Organized and implemented strategies for finding trending and unique stories for site

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

Achievements: Pitching and writing blogs for Neiman Marcus / Collaborating with Neiman Marcus team on breaking NYFW coverage

Daily Work: Writing and editing copy (social media posts, emails, blogs) and managing social media accounts for clients reaching upwards of 900k consumers per platform post / Scheduling social media posts at peak interaction times with clients’ followers / Collaborating with account managers and creative team to brainstorm client campaigns and concepts

WOMENSFORUM | Editorial Director & Social Media Manager | November 2013 – November 2015

Achievements: Launched site’s first-ever election coverage channel, Her Vote / Produced and hosted daily video segments to increase engagement, including entertainment show “Social Buzz” / Increased social media following from 65K to 180K

Daily Work: Oversaw editorial team, directing daily content to meet traffic, engagement and revenue goals / Managed over 50 writers and bloggers to produce engaging and shareable content, including breaking news and seasonal events / Edited copy, selected creative, and scheduled social media according to editorial calendar and audience interests

E! NEWS | Reporter | August 2011 – June 2013

Achievements: Reported on 200+ stories for E! News, including 25 exclusive stories and extensive coverage for the following events: 2012 Summer Olympics, Kate Middleton’s pregnancy and Prince George’s birth, Justin Timberlake’s wedding, Aurora movie theatre shooting, Boston Marathon bombings, and the deaths of Whitney Houston, James Gandolfini, and Mindy McCready

Daily Work: Successful in attaining exclusive interviews, covering breaking news, and providing in-depth coverage under deadline pressure / Oversaw interviews with celebrities, publicists, managers, and sources via phoners, in-person and at events / 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

CA HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION, CENTER FOR HEALTH REPORTING | Multimedia/Research Assistant | February 2011 – August 2011

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

NBC LOS ANGELES | News Intern | May 2010 – August 2010

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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