Sign up as a TOC volunteer for GE2020

We are preparing for the general election happening very soon and making a call out for anyone who wants to participate in the coverage of the GE or lead up to the elections.

We are looking for volunteers of all stripes – from reporters to videographers, social media enthusiasts, transport or logistics providers. As this GE will be likely be affected by existing social-distancing rules, we are expecting more coverage from the digital aspect as compared to physical coverage on the ground.

If you think this is something you wanna be involved in, you can fill up the form below or please email us at [email protected]

We hope you will come on board and join those who are already part of our GE team.

The preparation work for last GE coverage was last minute and we were not able to prepare our volunteers adequately for the actual event. This time, we are gearing up in advance, so here is a shout out to all potential volunteers. Sign up early to participate in our preparatory training courses.

Courses will be scheduled with experienced trainers and the volunteers will be informed in due course.

Description of positions

Writer – Commentary writers on issues brought up by the political parties, candidates or citizens.

Copyeditor – To be gatekeepers of the reports to ensure accuracy and being free of error for readability.

Correspondent – Our ears and eyes. You will provide coverage of walkabouts and other happenings during the election period. You do not need to write reports but to feed us with details. We have 2 categories of reporters which is either stationed in your home estate or go out to cover events outside of your home estate:

Notes for correspondents:

  1. Outside of where you stay: Those who are able and keen to travel across the island to cover various events and to send us reports on who said what and so on
  2. Those who prefer to stay in their neighbourhoods and send us pictures, videos and brief reports on any election happenings.

Those who can attend the events and help to record the speeches via mobile phones. TOC will provide support on the equipment. If you cannot write, it is perfectly ok.

Video-editor – To help edit the video clips produced by the videographers and edit for public consumption and attachment with the articles.

Spotter – Help spot astroturfers and fake accounts on social media platforms.

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