Press Officer Handbook

A guide to press work in social movements

Being a press officer means different things to different people, but at its most basic it’s your job to help your cause or organisation communicate what you are doing for the world. You might be part of a communications team, or the only press officer in your organisation – or maybe you aren’t even being paid to do the press work.

We know it’s not an easy role – and that’s why we’ve produced a Press Officer Handbook to help people in the movement do brilliant press work.

The guide covers key press officer skills such as writing killer press releases, using the phone, preparing spokespeople for broadcast and much much more. Please do give it a read by clicking on the image below. The handbook is part of our Comms Hub project – which you can read more about here. 

We’re going to be updating the Press Officer Handbook annually – and we really want to hear your feedback about it. We are genuinely open to new ideas, feedback and anything you think was missing or wrong.  If you have any suggestions of improvements, or if you want to receive a copy of the guide in the post please do drop Matthew an email.