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Charlie sees off 200 applicants to clinch magazine role

Date 14.04.2021

A graduate from the University of Northampton has beaten odds of over 200-1 to land a reporting role for a rapidly growing electric vehicle magazine.

2017 Multimedia Journalism graduate, Charlie Atkinson, saw off more than 200 other applicants for the senior reporter role at EV Powered.

As the title’s chief reporter, he will be responsible for providing consumers with everything they need to know about electric scooters, e-bikes, electric cars, classic car EV xonversions and commercial vehicles through advice, news, reviews and videos, in line with the publication’s mission.

Charlie said: “It’s a really exciting time to be joining the industry and I’m over the moon that it’s with EV Powered.

“It’s clear to see that EVs are the future. We’re beginning to see almost every manufacturer putting EVs at the forefront of their business, so we’re at a time where electricity is in a position to overtake their petrol and diesel counterparts.

“It’s tough to say what I’m most looking forward to as this job has so many elements which excite me. I’ve already had a taste of covering Formula E and I’m a big motorsport fan so I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.

“In all honesty, I’m just a massive car fan, so I’m really glad to be able to work in an industry that I’m passionate about.”

In 2015 and while at University, Charlie spent an extended period of time completing work experience at Business Matters, an online and print magazine also published by EV Powered owner, Capital Business Media.

There, he spent time with the firm writing news stories and long-form features, and developing opinion pieces.

Due to the impressive work ethic, writing talent and passion for success he demonstrated during this time, he was immediately remembered when his application for the senior reporter role was submitted.

As a result, he has not only been offered the role, but has also been placed on a fast-track programme to become EV Powered’s editor within six months.

Group managing director at Capital Business Media, Richard Alvin commented: “I am pleased to welcome Charlie to our expanding team. During his work experience, I was so impressed with the way he committed himself and the passion he had to learn.

“His placement with us demonstrated that there is a lot of talent to be found at universities and I would strongly recommend other students take Charlie’s experience into account when completing work experience.

“This is an exciting time for Charlie to be involved with covering the growing electric vehicle sector and I look forward to him growing into the role and leading the title as the brand expands into EV Powered live and the EV Awards in 2022.”