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.

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


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.


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


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.


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.

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