Sign up as a TOC volunteer

We are preparing for the general election that is likely to be held in 2020 after the budget debates and making a call out for anyone who wants to participate in the coverage of the GE or lead up to the elections.

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 are looking for volunteers of all stripes – from reporters to videographers, social media enthusiasts, transport or logistics providers.

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.

Reporter – Our ears and eyes. You will provide coverage of rallies, 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 reporters:

  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.

Photographer – To accompany the reporting crew to events, walkabouts, rallies for coverage. Copyright will belong to the photographer, TOC is allowed to use the photos for its coverage purpose

Videographer – To accompany the reporting crew to events, walkabouts, rallies for coverage. Also with our vox pox crew to gather opinions from members of public. Would be best if possess own video-camera. Copyright will belong to the videographer, TOC is allowed to use the videos for its coverage purpose

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

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