Local Party Media Officer

Find information on the role and responsibilities of a Local Party Media Officer here.

What's the role?

Time: 3 hours per week

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.

Key tasks

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.

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.

Page contributors 

  • Dave Shaw, former Press Office staff at LDHQ

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