Daniel Hirsch

Daniel Hirsch

Journalist, copywriter, go-getter

I'm an essayist, reporter, and copywriter. I've covered local real estate, the arts, online dating, LGBTQ history, and more. (I also have an MFA in playwriting and screenwriting.)

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Confessions of a TaskRabbit Butler

A personal essay about the trials and travails about being a 21st century butler.

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A Touch of Gray: Mission Street Theater Gets New Digital Life

Profile of new digital arts space in a very old movie theater.

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One Fire in a Real Estate Empire Rife with Issues

A long form, investigative piece following a fire that displaced 65 people and killed one.

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I Was a Gay Extra on HBO’s New Gay Show Looking

Long form personal essay about being an extra on HBO's "Looking." Explores issues of sexuality, media representation, and gay bars.

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On Being an OkCupid Ghostwriter

Humorous personal essay detailing my experience as a personal ghostwriter for a strangers online dating persona.

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Where New Tech Arrives, Old Tech Once Roared

Long form historical piece about a beloved printing press in San Francisco's Mission District.

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R-Rated and Ephemeral: Spinning LGBT History

Longform feature about efforts (and opposition) to commemorate sites of historic significance to LGBT community.

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A 'Heaven for Books' Moves On » MissionLocal

Profile of owner of longtime San Francisco bookstore shuttering his door for good.

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How About We


Marketing copy featuring restaurant owner for couple's experience website.

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Carrie, The Musical

Marketing copy for HowAboutWe couples unique date experience at delightfully campy horror musical.

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Singin' in the Rain at SF Symphony - HowAboutWe

Marketing copy for couple's experience at the SF Symphony.

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Matthew Weiner

Event preview for event and culture website.

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Kirimachi Ramen

Marketing copy for couple's experience at Kirimachi Ramen

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Boba Guys

Restaurant owner profile for premium date experience website.

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Inside Foreign Cinema’s Exquisite Birthday Bash

Event coverage of the "Quinceañera" of Foreign Cinema, an iconic San Francisco restaurant. Video segment here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/140501864