Until April 2016 I was the Jewish World/Diaspora Affairs Correspondent at the Jerusalem Post, covering Jewish communities and trends in communal life around the globe. I subsequently served as a correspondent for IBA News, the Israel Broadcasting Authority's daily English newscast.
In 2015 I was awarded the B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportaģe for my work covering the scattering of the Jewish communities of eastern Ukraine.
CORRESPONDENT AT IBA NEWS
I worked as a general correspondent for IBA News until the Israel Broadcasting Authority's closure in May 2017. My job consisted of field reporting, writing scripts, putting together pre-taped segments and recording voiceovers.
JEWISH WORLD CORRESPONDENT AT JERUSALEM POST
2013 - 2016
As Jewish World Correspondent, I reported from Jewish communities around the globe, including in the United States, Turkey, Hungary and the Ukraine. My job included covering anti-Semitism and the rise of the extreme right in Europe as well as vari- ous demographic, religious and cultural trends in contemporary Jewry.
FEATURES WRITER AT THE JERUSALEM POST MAGAZINE
2011 - 2012
As a features writer, I was tasked with preparing longform articles on a variety of topics from diplomacy, settlements and the peace process to high technology and the Israel’s religious kulturkampf.
Samuel interviewing Ukrainian
President Petro Poroshenko in Jerusalem
"I've followed Sam's work at the Jerusalem Post for the last three years. He is intrepid, as his work in Ukraine has shown, and has a knack for getting to the heart of a story in real time. He is an asset to journalism." -Ron Kampeas, JTA Washington Bureau Chief
"Sam is a great reporter and journalist. A very strong writer, he is able to report quickly and on deadline. He can work on multiple stories and prioritize tasks assigned to him. I could always depend on him. He is also able to make decisions on his own and requires very little oversight as he does high quality work." -Moshe Arenstein, Former News Desk Editor at the Jerusalem Post
"During his time at The Jerusalem Post, Sam proved himself as a hardworking, courageous and intelligent reporter and creative thinker. He is also an interesting and engaging public speaker whose passion for his work shines through." -Liat Collins, Editor of the International Jerusalem Post