Liberal Democrats

How to be a...

Local Party Media Officer.

What's the role?

 

The Media Officer communicates the local party's activities and achievements to the community. This helps develop the party's reputation, but crucially it tells voters what the local Liberal Democrats team is campaigning for. This means that when you canvass your voters, they may already have heard of your activities.

Channels for communication are the local party website, the social media channels of the local party and any of its prominent members, such as councillors, and the local and regional press in your area. The Media Officer should control and deliver a strategy for communicating with the public along all of these channels.

 


Key tasks

 


Help & Support


Skills & Attributes

The Media Officer is becoming an increasingly important role, as so many voters now choose to consume their information digitally. This role would suit somebody who:

  • Has a strong understanding of multiple forms of communication.
  • Has excellent written skills.
  • Understands how information is consumed by members of the public.
  • Understands how the media likes to present information.
  • Has an eye for a story.
  • Works well under pressure.

 


How to Apply

This is an optional role within local parties. If you'd like to become the media officer for your local party, then speak to your Chair about it. Your Chair could propose a motion at the next Executive Committee meeting to create the post of media officer, and co-opt you into the role until the next AGM. Then at your next AGM, it can be opened up to all local party members as an elected position, the same as the other officer roles.


Time

3 hours per week

Page Contributors

Dave Shaw, former Press Office staff at LDHQ