Luke Marino has joined South Yorkshire media training and PR consultancy Capital B Media as a junior account executive.
Luke, 20, has been appointed after successfully passing his National Council for the Training of Journalists qualification through the News Associates Journalism School, in Manchester.
Barnsley-based Capital B Media’s clients are in the public, private and third sector. They include the Care Quality Commission, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire fire services; South Yorkshire and Derbyshire police; Magna Science Adventure Centre; Enterprising Barnsley and Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK.
Capital B Media has already taken on one new client in 2016, and its turnover is on track to be up by 30 per cent this financial year.
During his 40 week course at News Associates Luke developed his writing skills, mastered 100wpm shorthand and also provided weekly news, features and exclusive stories to the online news and sports website, Mancunian Matters.
Luke said: “The time I’ve spent studying and gaining experience feels to have finally paid off. It feels great to be joining such a fun and growing company and I’m now looking forward to learning new things and applying my skills in a working in environment.”
Luke’s appointment brings the Capital B Media team of staff and associates up to ten.
Capital B Media director Kate Betts said: “It’s brilliant having Luke on board. He’s experienced several work placements in print, online and broadcast media and I’m confident he can bring some of the knowledge and skills he has learned to the team.”