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Sam Silverstein, Multimedia Journalist

Journalism and Communications Qualifications

· Extensive experience writing and editing objective, actionable news stories as a versatile business, high-technology and regulatory journalist
· Write news articles and produce videos for the National Association of REALTORS, the largest trade association in the United States
· Deep experience covering the global satellite communications and launch industries
· Adept at presenting complex material clearly and efficiently in engaging written and visual formats tailored for non-technical audiences
· Highly skilled at shooting and editing video and audio packages ideal for news websites and social media
· Proven ability to deliver enterprising, industry-specific news reports and feature stories for corporate executives, government officials, professional investors and Wall Street analysts
· Strong knowledge of U.S. government organizations including the Federal Communications Commission, Congress and NASA
· Diverse background in community journalism includes experience as a multimedia producer, high school sports correspondent, off-air radio reporter and photographer
· Broad experience establishing and nurturing relationships with reporters as a media relations professional
· Designed and built multimedia news center for the Graduate Management Admission Council, an international non-profit association of graduate business schools
· Master’s degree in interactive journalism from the American University School of Communication
· Bachelor’s degree in journalism from The George Washington University
· Completed the National Press Photographers Association’s Multimedia Immersion program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Multimedia Production Capabilities

· Experienced video and audio editor, videographer and script writer
· Fluent with Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro
· Skills include lighting, teleprompter operation, title design and chroma key compositing
· Familar with web design software and content management systems
· Proficient at optimizing, converting and deploying video, audio and graphics files

Professional Experience

National Association of REALTORS
· Writer-Producer (2014–present)

Via Satellite magazine
· Freelance Contributing Writer (2004–2014)

Graduate Management Admission Council
· Digital Production Manager (2012–2013)
· Media and Public Affairs Manager (2006–2011)
· Editor (2004–2005)

Space News
· Staff Writer (1998–2004)

Satellite News
· Editor (1995–1998)

The George Washington University
· Public Affairs Associate (1993–1995)

Additional Freelance Experience

Patch (Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, Maryland)
· Multimedia Producer (2010–2011)

The Town Courier (Gaithersburg, Maryland)
· Photographer (2005 –2010)
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WAGE-1200 AM radio (Leesburg, Virginia)
Off-Air Reporter (1994–1995)

Fairfax County Times (formerly Reston Times)
Sports Reporter (1993 –1995)


American University
Master’s degree in Interactive Journalism (2007)

The George Washington University
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism (1992)

Contact Information

You can reach me at silverstein dot samuel at

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