Adwait Patil

Managing Editor at Digg

Brooklyn, New York



I'm a writer based in NYC and the Managing Editor at Digg. I have a Masters degree in Journalism from CUNY, where I received a Punch Sulzberger scholarship.

Work Experience


2018 - Present

Weekend Editor → Associate Editor → Managing Editor

Redefined Digg's mission to produce blogs and curate the best videos, long reads and viral trends by increasing the share of the brand's original content from 23 to 47 percent over the past year. Overseeing the production and SEO optimization of daily columns and editorial products, like newsletters and homepage curation, which average 175,000 daily readers. Managing a team of four editors, shaping their beats and setting their KPIs Using proprietary analytical tools to shape the daily and long-term editorial strategy, and working with the product teams to optimize workflows. Built editorial partnerships and leveraged Digg's online presence as a publisher with brands like Business Insider, Grist and The Daily Beast.


2012 - 2015

Scriptwriter, Assistant Director and Editor

Wrote scripts, assistant directed and offline edited film projects for clients in India and the Mumbai-based production house Jugaadu, including long-and-short-form documentary, music video, advertisements and live event coverage. Select clients include: Google, Red Bull, Nykaa and Audi

Red Bull

2014 - 2015

Culture Marketing Assistant

Curated and produced tours and events for Red Bull Music Academy and the Red Bull Tour Bus in India, including the RB Tour Bus at NH7 Weekender (2014), the Hudson Mohawke three city tour (November 2014) and the two city Kode 9 tour and lecture series (February 2015)

Content Writer

Managed the online radio and wrote for the Mumbai-based digital publication Indiecision, which later became, primarily focussing on local news, reviews, gig listings, interviews, features and live event video coverage of independent music and culture in India and South Asia



MA, Journalism

University of London

Post Graduate diploma, Journalism

ILS Law College,

BA: Social, Legal Studies


Offline Video
Product Management
Analytics: Chartbeat, Google, Excel