STEPHANIE L. GALLMAN__________________________________

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE________________________________________________

CNN, Cable News Network, Atlanta, Georgia                                                  January 2005-present

National Desk Assignment Editor                                                                                       August 2007-present
Gather news for all CNN Networks and platforms by making editorial calls and consulting local media
Generate story ideas and pitch stories to reporter teams and shows
Work with show producers with their newsgathering needs, providing updated editorial guidance and latest video
Supervise and train new and existing employees and interns on daily news operations
Write stories for CNN’s Wire Service
Engage CNN audiences through social media outlets
Assist affiliates with editorial information, transmission and video needs
Travel to stories acting as a field and live shot producer

Political Desk Assignment Editor                                                                              January 2008-January 2009
Worked as a liaison between the Washington-based Political Unit and all CNN Networks and platforms
Executed non-stop coverage of presidential candidates through primaries, campaign stops and debates
Assisted numerous field crews daily, gathering latest information and scheduling live shots
Coordinated pool tape feeds with the five major networks
Traveled to Kentucky for Kentucky State Primary and to Denver for the Democratic National Convention
Acted as a field producer and live-shot coordinator

Newsource Writer, Assignment Coordinator                                                         December 2005-August 2007
Created clear and concise news scripts appropriate for domestic and international affiliates
Consulted wire services and other sources for latest information
Copy-edited fellow writers’ scripts in Advanced Writer’s absence
Produced day-of packages, franchise pieces such as Business Brief, Hollywood Minute
Fielded affiliate questions concerning content and clarity of item
Produced national, regional items and international feeds in the interest of affiliates

Freelance experience in CNN Presents, Special Events, On-Air Promotions, Medical, and CNN Radio

Studio Tour Guide              January 2005-December 2005
Conducted guided tours about history and operation of CNN, including news cycle & special effects
Represented CNN and Atlanta in public relations capacity to 1000+ visitors each day
Trained new tour guides on the route, evaluating their performance and reporting to managers
Assisted marketing efforts to schools and touring companies, generating excitement about CNN
Handled front desk and walk-up ticket sales, welcoming guests with reservations

Freelance Writing experience with Skirt!, The Post & Courier, and The High School Sports Report

CMT, Country Music Television, Nashville, Tennessee                           March 2004-January 2005

Mobile Marketing Coordinator
Traveled country as part of a nationwide marketing campaign
Worked with cable companies and radio stations to actively brand national network in local markets
Interacted with consumers directly and through radio interviews to promote CMT programming
Managed volunteer staff members at events
Communicated with Nashville office through weekly email and phone reports
Organized and hosted stage shows, including karaoke and trivia contests


University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Franklin College of Arts & Sciences                                                                                             December 2002
        B.A. English  

Henry Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communications                                                               May 2002
B.A. Telecommunications (Production emphasis)

George Foster Peabody Awards Student Judge, Dean’s List, Rho Lambda, Alpha Omicron Pi


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