Patrick Sisson

Writer & Editor

Professional Experience

National News Editor

Curbed | New York, NY | April 2015-Present

 

Coordinates coverage of national and international news for a network of 13 city sites, with a focus on architecture, design, real estate, and urban planning. Regular feature contributor, including: the ADA at 25 (a Longform.org Story of the Week), the golden age of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the design and cultural challenges of transgender bathroom acccess, and 21 First Drafts, a series examining the first projects of famous architects.

Copywriter & Content Strategist

Independent | Chicago, IL | June 2013-Present

 

Delivers creative copy and brand storytelling that engages and enlightens. Wrote a series of stories for T Brand Studios including an Alan Turing feature for The Weinstein Company film The Imitation Game, A Better Life By Design for BMW, and The Science and Seduction of Luxury for Lincoln. Author of a 150-page Cultural Almanac for Pitchfork and Giant Spoon covering the latest trends, startups, and marketing campaigns.

Associate Publisher

 

Travelzoo | Chicago, IL | Feb. 2011-April 2014

 

Managed marketing for hospitality and entertainment clients such as Nobu and Four Seasons in more then 20 U.S. markets.

Local Markets Producer

Metromix | Chicago, IL | Nov. 2009-Feb. 2011

 

Founding content manager for 28 city entertainment sites built around user-generated content. Developed national dining and culture content and coordinated social media strategy.

Associate Editor

Playboy.com | Chicago, IL | June 2004 - June 2007

 

Cultural editor who managed freelancers and produced features, reviews, and upscale lifestyle articles, including interviews with Questlove and VICE magazine co-founder Shane Smith.

Volunteering: 826 Chicago

Developed and taught creative writing workshops for middle and high school students including food writing (kids critiqued the cooking of guest chefs such as Stephanie Izard) and music writing (students interviewed bands at the Pitchfork Festival and were published in McSweeney's).