Benjamin A. Silverstein

About

I am a digital strategist / content creator / burrito-enthusiast / urban gardener / dog lover (meet Jack and Frankie) based out of Washington, DC. Here's some resume type-stuff (or you can just look at my actual resume).

Education

Armand Hammer United World College

Las Vegas, New Mexico
International Baccalaureate

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Current Employment

Digital Director, J Street

Washington, DC / December 2015-Present
I oversee all aspects of the digital program for a nationwide advocacy organization backed by 200,000 grassroots supporters with dozens of local chapters and campus groups. Learn more »

Past Employment

Digital Assistant, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Washington, DC / 2015
I managed Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's social media (political) and helped raise a record-breaking $68.2 million online as part of five-member digital team responsible for email strategy, authorship and implementation. Learn more »

Development Associate → Digital Senior Associate, J Street

Washington, DC / 2011-2015
I ran the email program for J Street's 40+ grassroots chapters and managed J Street's social media and content creation. Learn more »

Development Writer, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Washington, DC / 2010-2011
Researched and compiled data on Endowment grant award recipients and prepared year-end reports on program results and scholar achievements Learn more »

Skills & Proficiencies

  • What's that?
  • I've dabbled.
  • I can use this to do cool and useful things.
  • A regular part of my work.
  • I can (or have) given trainings on this.
Digital Communications
  • Email Writing & Strategy
  • CRMS (ActionKit, BSD)
  • Social Media
  • Data Tracking & Analytics (Google Analytics, Litmus )
Design & Content Creation
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Final Cut Pro X
Web Development
  • WordPress (Management)
  • WordPress (Custom Builds)
  • HTML/CSS
  • Javscript & jQuery
  • SQL

Trainings & other Certifications

New Organizing Institute
New Media Bootcamp

General Assembly
Digital Marketing Circuit

Thinkful
Full Stack Flex Course