Brooklyn, New York
d [at] danpatterson [dot] com
I’m a writer and digital strategist with a history of success creating content and building platforms for news companies, startups, and agencies. My social media accounts contain about 1.5 million followers, and I’ve used broadcast and digital media to report from the UN, presidential campaigns, Sudan, Egypt, and NYC Comic Con. Occasionally I speak about media and technology at events like Talkers, Blogworld, and SXSW Interactive.
• Content Strategy
• Social Media
Small World News
12 / 2013 – Present
I edit and package content created in North Africa by small teams of local reporters. Reporting from Cairo, I trained a group of Arabic-speaking activists on the fundamentals of storytelling using a mobile device. I now conduct interviews and edit packages created in North Africa for audio, video, and web distribution.
01 / 2012 – 12 / 2013
I produced media, wrote copy, developed podcast content strategy, and worked with the design team to create infographics, stories, and audio podcasts on data-related topics.
ABC News Radio
09 / 2008 – 01 / 2012
Digital Platform Manager
I worked with affiliates stations to build web-based news distribution platforms. I also helped develop some of the first social media editorial environments at ABC News, and filed reports from the UN and technology events.
Talk Radio News Service
05 / 2007 – 10 / 2008
United Nations Reporter & Digital Producer
I filed reports digitally to talk radio stations daily from the United Nations. With small teams I filed broadcast reports and produced radio rows from the UN, the presidential campaign, and the conflict in Darfur. I also helped develop TRNS digital strategy.
X-Rock; Duhamel Broadcasting
05 / 2002 – 01 / 2006
On-Air Personality; Podcast Producer
I was a broadcast disc jockey for several years. On-air duties including afternoon drive, nights 7-midnight, and voice-tracking. I also produced the first ‘X-Rock Morning Wood’ morning drive podcast and maintained the website.
01 / 2000 – 12 / 2001
Field Marketing Representative – Intern
I cut my marketing teeth working as a field marketing representative intern for Capitol Records. I organized listening parties and other grass-roots events promoting major releases from artists like Coldplay, The Dandy Warhols, and Radiohead.
09 / 2000 – 05 / 2002
General Manager, Program Director
KBHU-FM is the college radio station for Black Hills State Univeristy, my alma mater. I began my tenure at KBHU as a disc jockey in 1998 and over four years worked my way up to news director, music director, then management.
Black Hills State University
1998 – 2002
Bachelor’s Degree , B.S., Telecommunications and Speech (Political Science minor).
125 Most Accomplished Alumni Award, Black Hills State University (2008)
The Dave Diamond General Manager Award, KBHU FM (2002)
Agile, Data, Design, Gaming, Journalism, Politics, Raiding, Rails, Reading, Writing, Zombies