Resume

Mark McNeillie

A young man with public relations and journalism experience looking to find new ways to use his skills and to learn new skills to help further his career. 

(719)232-7398 – Mark.mcneillie [at] gmail.com

4695 E. Mississippi Ave. Apt. 318

Glendale, CO 80246

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Work Experience

Investor Relations, BC Capital Partners

- August 2013-present

- Drafted and edited press releases for client review and distribution

-Pitched reporters on behalf of clients

- Created daily and weekly newsletters using Vocus for Invesco PowerShares

- Created several different monthly and quarterly reports on trade media coverage of Invesco PowerShares and funds managed by Invesco PowerShares

- Setup press release distributions with Precision IR, Vocus and Ipreo

- Redesigned company website using Wix.

Reporter, Williston Herald, Williston, ND

- July 2012-May 2013

- 20 hours/week news, 20 hours/week sports

-Writing and photography used  daily

- Handled County Commission beat

- Wrote stories and small features for Talking the Bakken Magazine

- Wrote weekly column on a variety of subjects

- Covered football, hockey, baseball, basketball, auto racing and volleyball all over western North Dakota.

- Used InDesign to create daily sports pages

- Came into a newsroom with mostly temporary employees, worked with a revolving door of people

- Work several community outreach events

Intern, TransWorld Business

- August 2011-December 2011

- Two days a week, working with WordPress

- Updated Newswire stories daily

- Transcribed interviews for longer feature stories

- Went on assignments, taking photographs and writing about events around the Denver and Boulder area

Summer Intern, Colorado Springs Gazette

- May 2011- August 2011

- Four days a week at the copy desk, one day sports reporting

- Copy desk assignments included proofreading, writing headlines, occasionally compiling briefs

- Sports assignments included minor league baseball, golf, swimming among other things

Sports Writer/Editor, CU Independent

- January 2010- May 2011, January 2012- May 2012

- Made weekly budgets, assigned reporters stories, edited and fact-checked stories

- Covered football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, golf, soccer, and cross country

- Women’s soccer beat writer for Fall 2010 season

- Men’s basketball beat writer during 2012 season

- Wrote 3-4 stories a week including game recaps, features and briefs

- Some articles picked up by ESPN.com

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Education

University of Colorado, Boulder

-Graduation date: August 2012

-Bachelor of Science in Journalism  (News-Editorial emphasis)

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Awards

-Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

-2013 NDNA General Excellence, Second Place

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References

Available by request

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