Abigail Bassett

2513 W. 227th St Torrance, CA, 90505
Website: www.cntrlmedia.com

Professional Experience

Abigail Bassett is a freelance content creator, experienced content strategist and editorial director, curator, writer and video producer whose work has appeared in Forbes, Fortune, Money Magazine, Yahoo, Automobile Magazine, Maxim.com and on CNN. She's run video and written content teams both in person and remotely and her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media to take the visitor places that they have never been-whether its into the cockpit of a rare supercar, into the mind of a successful entrepreneur, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. Over the last year, Abigail was the Senior Director of Video, Photo and Social Media at Edmunds, the car shopping site. During her time there, Abigail strategically built, implemented, and grew, a video and social media strategy that worked to grow audience across Edmunds, multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest) and various video platforms.


Producer (television)
15 Years
Producer (new media)
15 Years
15 Years


Business (general)
10 Years
10 Years
5 Years


Broadcasting - News - Cable (National)
10 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Yahoo (10+), CNN (10+), Money Magazine (3-5), Forbes (10+), Fortune Magazine (1-2), Maxim (1-2), Aston Martin Magazine (1-2), Automobile Magazine (3-5), CNBC.com (1-2), Huffington Post (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Tenzing Skincare (1-2), Thirstie Alcohol Delivery (10+), Instamotor (10+), KBB (10+), AutoGravity (10+), Edmunds (10+), The Oracles (3-5)

Other Work History

Senior Director, Video, Photo & Social Media, Edmunds, Senior Producer, CNNMoney, Digital Video Producer, CNNMoney, Field, Editorial and Segment Producer, CNN, Associate Producer, ABC, Barbara Walters Specials.

Technical Skills

Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier editing software, CMS (Content Management Systems), Wordpress, Blogger

Foreign Language Skills

Conversational Spanish


Freelancers Union

Computer Skills

Studio Suite, TubeBuddy, YouTube, Sysomos, Sprout Social, Omniture SiteAnalytics, Chartbeat, iNews, Vortex Browse, Microsoft Suite, Nexis, Factiva, Lotus, FileMaker Pro, Social Media management tools (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Flipboard, Google+, etc.)


Macbook Pro, Canon 60D DSLR with tripod, Premier, Photoshop, lighting kit, wireless mics, handheld mics

Work Permits & Visas

International Drivers License.


Emmy Award as a part of the coverage of Hurricane Katrina, Emmy Award as a part Lou Dobbs Tonight coverage of illegal immigration, 2011 EPPY Award Best News Video for Americas Foreclosure Crisis, 2011 Henry Luce Award for Best Video for Foreclosure Crisis coverage, 2011 SABEW (Society of American Business Editors and Writers) Best in Business, Creative Use across Platform award winner for Foreclosure Crisis coverage, 2011 Webby nomination for Ongoing News Coverage and Mash-up categories, 2010 Webby People's Choice nomination for ongoing news coverage, CNNMoney Reports, minOnline's 2010 Best of the Web award for best magazine-branded show, Assignment Detroit, Peabody Award as a part of CNN's Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election, Token of Appreciation awarded from Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellowship Program, Selected as an expert to speak about online video to PRSA 2009.


Association of Journalists and Authors, Editorial Freelancers Association, International Motor Press Association, Motor Press Guild

Work Samples


Please visit abigailbassett.com for a complete listing of all of my clips.