Elliott Sharp is a Philadelphia-based editor, writer, reporter, grant writer, publicist, content strategist, and copywriter for hire.
He worked as an editor, writer, and digital content manager for Red Bull Media House, the multi-platform media wing of the Austrian energy drink company. In addition to co-managing and launching redbull.com/music, he created content for the brand’s social media channels, magazine, record labels, music festivals, recording studios, art gallery and art initiatives, new music concert series, and television channel. He has also written for Urban Outfitters, the multinational clothing company.
His writing as a reporter and critic has been published by award-winning print and digital publications, including Philadelphia Inquirer, Village Voice, Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, Metro, Vice’s Noisey, Magnet Magazine, Kindling Quarterly, MTV.com, The Onion/A.V. Club, The Awl’s Billfold, Tiny Mix Tapes, Flagpole Magazine, WXPN’s The Key, Full-Stop, and Philadelphia Weekly.
He has worked as a grant writer, copywriter, and marketing and communications specialist for arts, music, education, and community development nonprofits, including Catholic Social Services and Ars Nova Workshop.
He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy, and from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a master’s degree in political science. He also taught philosophy at the University of South Carolina.
Email (work inquiries only, please): esharp3 @ gmail
* An interactive timeline celebrating the career of rapper Pusha T
– A guide to Philadelphia area antique malls
+ An inside look into the lost & found at a major music festival
# A concert review of the one and only Bonnie Raitt
^ 25 best producers under 25 (edited)
* Shania Twain Concert Review (Philadelphia Inquirer)
+ Modern Baseball Almost Missed It All (Red Bull Music)
# 10 Terribly Sad Albums To Hear Before You Die (Village Voice)
– The Best Rap Mixtapes of 2013 (Red Bull Music)
^ Two Sketchy Days With Mac DeMarco (Red Bull Music)
* Here’s What’s Wrong With Made In America (Philadelphia Magazine)
+ Time Outta Mind: Steve Gunn Finds A Spot To Kill Time, Look Around (Village Voice)
# Patrick Swayze: The Lost Tapes (Noisey)
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Greatest Con (Full Stop)
^ Mobb Deep Interview (Red Bull Music)
* Endless Boogie Interview (Village Voice)
+ Lee Ranaldo Interview (The Key)
# High on Fire Interview (Village Voice)
– Deftones Interview (Village Voice)
^ Earth Interview (Tiny Mix Tapes)
* Zs Interview (Tiny Mix Tapes)