Mediaworks Welcomes 5 New Members of Staff

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With the start of the new financial year upon us, Mediaworks have opened its doors to five new members of staff to strengthen our dedicated team of SEO experts.

Joining the team we have two new copywriters who will be taking on the job of optimising client’s websites with engaging copy and writing high-quality articles and blog posts. Lee Dover joins the copywriting team from his position as motoring editor with Axonn Media in Leeds. After graduating from Sunderland University in 2010 with a Ba Hons in Journalism, he worked his way up the ranks from content writer to content editor, then into the specialised role of motoring editor.

Our second new copywriter, Maya Verber, comes to us from Northumbria University where she has been working as a region, engagement and partnerships assistant since graduating from Newcastle University last summer with a BA Hons in Philosophical Studies. While at university she angled her degree towards communications and the media and gained copywriting and editing experience with the Royal College of Nursing.

Simon Laing joins our online PR team and brings with him his fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Catalan. Previous to his appointment with Mediaworks, he has worked as a translator and in international sales in various sectors including engineering and media. He has also trained and worked as a teacher of English as a foreign language, both here and in Spain.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to making the role my own and hopefully bringing something new to the company to help continue with its success.”

Specialising in Pay per Click (PPC) marketing, we have John Cave joining our SEO team to build our PPC channel and service the growing demand for our PPC services. Prior to his new position, John worked as an online marketing manager within the travel industry but has also worked across other industries such as finance, law, e-commerce and utilities demonstrating success across the board.

And last but certainly not least, we welcome Marc Russell to Mediaworks as our head of operations. Marc has spent the last seven years as programme manager for digital agency, TH_NK contributing to the growth from being a North East based agency with local clients, to a national agency with multi-national clients. Before TH_NK, Marc worked for eight years as a project manager for Nissan Europe delivering information systems across 13 major European sales markets.

Speaking about his new role, Marc said: “I have joined Mediaworks with the aim to streamline the company’s current operations, and support the company in continued growth and expansion.”


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