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Christopher D. Neal Jr.

    Student | Journalist | Photographer

    Summary

    Reporter | Editing | Copywriting | Marketing 

    Accomplished, enthusiastic writer offering a solid background in education and freelance journalism. Skilled in researching and creating an array of materials ranging from lesson plans to published articles. Recognized for skills in producing written material that engages the reader through in-depth understanding of their needs and interests. Possess excellent editorial abilities, leveraged to ensure high quality and standards are consistently achieved in both content and grammatical accuracy. 

    • Skilled writer, with proven track record in producing high quality material within education and national publications.
    • Conscientious editor with an eye for detail enabling the refinement of written material that ensures accuracy in grammar and article structure.
    • Detail-focused with an ability to analyze information and discern relevant facts in relation to targets and objectives.
    • Highly organized with skills in workload prioritization, ensuring projects are completed within agreed time frames.

    Education

    2015Present

    B.A

    University of Mississippi

    Bachelor of Arts Journalism 

    Emphasis - Broadcast and News Editorial Journalism, Specialization - Public Relations

    20132015

    A.Arts

    Coahoma Community College

    Public Administration/Public Policy Studies 

    Work experience

    May 2016Present

    Public Relations Intern

    Rick Anthony Athletic Foundation

    - Respond to a wide variety of incoming and outgoing requests -- everything from managing traditional and social media and shipping merchandise to helping in start-up.

    - Help maintain RAAF's relationships with corporate supporters by monitoring budgets and submitting reports on progress.

    - Research new opportunities and support existing strategic partnerships administratively by joining calls, taking notes and helping execute action items.

    - Provide tactical support to partnerships by providing logos, links to assets, and other details.

    -Help RAAF stay on top of cross-cutting communications about specific partners, donations, and project reporting.

    January 2016May 2016

    Staff Writer/Reporting Intern

    New Media Lab/Hottytoddy.com

    - Attend meetings, seminars, and events and report on them for the next day's paper. 

    - Provided content for digital newspaper and magazine, Experience Oxford

    - Gather news and information to keep the public informed about important information and events. 

    Portfolio

    http://cdneal1.wix.com/nphotography

    Core Competencies

    Writing

    Content Development

    Proofreading

    Research/Analysis

    Planning/Publishing

    Reporting

    Journalism

    Content Writing

    Communication

    Public Relations

    Editorial Communications

    Community Service

    University of Mississippi

    Volunteer Disability Note Taker 

    • Collaborated with other stage crewmembers to manage sets and backstage activity.
    • Coordinated with program leaders to raise thousands of dollars for local charities.