spokesperson network

Training for people to speak on TV and radio

The programme works by training, coaching and providing TV and radio booking support for spokespeople. The aim is to substantially boost the number of progressive, diverse voices in this space, to challenge pervasive narratives and boost coverage of underrepresented issues. 

So far we’ve had over 5000 high-profile media bookings, including Question Time, Newsnight, Good Morning Britain, LBC, Channel 4 News, BBC 5 Live, Today, Sky News and ITV News.

It will take place over 3 days between 22rd November – 24 November 2022. The training consists of:
> Two half-days of online and one full day in person training in London where we will cover everything from messaging and storytelling to interview preparation and non-verbal communication. Participants will practice a series of different interview formats with framing experts, producers and journalists.
> Following training, members of the network will then be promoted to media outlets on a regular basis by our media team who offer expert support in securing and executing TV and radio bookings. 

We are particularly excited to hear from people with identities who have been traditionally under-represented in broadcast media. 

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 19th October 0800 am

We will make a shortlist of 20 from applicants, carry out informal 15 minute zoom chats with those 20 people and then select the final 10 people to come on the programme. 

If you have any questions please contact molly@neweconomyorganisers.org

The applications for the Spokesperson Network are currently closed. Please check back later.

Training

The programme consists of four half days of training where we will cover everything from messaging and storytelling to interview preparation and non-verbal communication. Participants will practice a series of different interview formats in front of a camera with framing experts, producers and journalists.

Practice

Regular follow-on training which can range from interview practice at a BBC studio, to networking events with journalists and peer-review sessions.

Pitching

An ongoing pitching service where we will proactively source TV and radio opportunities for you to respond to the big news stories of the day.

Diversity

We also have a Regional Spokesperson Network based in Manchester, to train and support progressive and diverse voices in regional media throughout the North West of England.

We run two rounds of training for the national programme every year and two rounds of training for the regional programme.

It doesn't matter if you've not done media before. We're looking for people who have something to say on an issue that the media is likely to pick up - we'll work with you on the rest. Done some media before? This programme will provide the coaching and bookings you need to get to the next level.

Applications for National Spokesperson Network (National SPN) are open, deadline for applications is Wednesday 19th October 0800 am

The applications for the Spokesperson Network are currently closed. Please check back later.