Media Ops is recruiting!

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The Media Operations Specialisation (MOS) Officer can expect all this: Defence Communicator training, exposure to all the major media outlets from an early stage in his/her reservist career, supporting national, multi-national and NATO Exercises all around the world, liaising with the media and bereaved families of Service personnel, FTRS opportunities and training the Royal Navy and foreign Navies in media operations-planning, executing and driving the media campaign! The MOS Officer will, every 5 years, be required to mobilise on land and/or at sea.

Officer entry only at present. Media experience is not essential but an ability to learn quickly, travel, relish responsibility and have a zest for life in a blue or green suit is!

Reservist Officers/ex-Regular Service personnel/civillians are welcome to apply!


For more information please contact: [email protected] +44 (0)2392 628844 or your local Armed Forces Careers Office:salute:
 
#3
Media Ops recruiting now!

All very interesting, but the entire RNR is recruiting to meet the requirements of FR20.

Indeed! But, as I am part of Media Ops I want to promote it for those people looking at which Branch to join. Nothing wrong in that! =-)
 

sgtpepperband

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...Officer entry only at present. Media experience is not essential but an ability to learn quickly, travel, relish responsibility and have a zest for life in a blue or green suit is! Reservist Officers/ex-Regular Service personnel/civillians are welcome to apply!
When I was on board HMS Newcastle I used to write Daily Orders; oh, and I once met Julia Sawalha, who was in "Press Gang"... can I join, please? :?
 

sgtpepperband

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When I was on HMS Newcastle, I used to disobey daily orders.
(To be honest, I used to surreptitiously sabotage it on a frequent basis, making obscure references to in-jokes and spoof events, just to see what I could get away with. I got away with most things - including gradually reducing the font and pagination over the period of the deployment to save paper usage - but I went a step too far when, frustrated by the ever-changing routines and amends to DOs, I posted this image on the back page and was forced to apologise to the Skipper during the Command Brief...) :oops: :twisted:


 
#9
Sabotaging daily dits is an admirable hobby for sure.

My personal fave was when a new, very shy, very geeky comms lad joined 3Q. He didn't speak much but when pressed he professed to being a fan of Warhammer.

As if by magic, the next day a note appeared on the bottom of lies, stating: ''Any member of the ship's company interested in starting a Warhammer society is to contact LMEM ***** in the stoker's mess.''

Of course LMEM ***** was the biggest, meanest, most anti social, evil **** onboard who had absolutely no time for Warhammer or little geeky comms ratings.

The young OM(C) never spoke again after he gleefully went down the stokers mess asking LMEM ***** if he wanted to be Zombies or Orks.
 
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Working in Media Operations

When I was on board HMS Newcastle I used to write Daily Orders; oh, and I once met Julia Sawalha, who was in "Press Gang"... can I join, please? :?

Well, if you want to join the RNR and work with the media in UK and abroad, then yes! Visit your local RNR Unit or AFCO and start the ball rolling! You get a tax-free bonus each year too if you complete your training and list commitment.
 
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Well, if you want to join the RNR and work with the media in UK and abroad, then yes! Visit your local RNR Unit or AFCO and start the ball rolling! You get a tax-free bonus each year too if you complete your training and list commitment.
I heard about this alleged bonus. Apparently you have to pass some sort of fitness test in order to qualify. Is it really worth it? I know most of the RNR think it isn't and haven't bothered.
 
#14
Well, I certainly like getting money for doing stuff I love doing! Strange that you know people who don't! Keep fit isn't a dirty word anyway! You must be in date for your annual RN fitness Test to qualify for a bounty of up to £1500.
 

Purple_twiglet

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Are you still relying on people from other branches to mobilise to go to places where things go bang, in order that your own branch can deploy to places where things go 'more G with your T sir?', or was that merely my own OPTAG where that ocurred...
 
#18
We have Media Ops Officers currently mobilised in Afghanistan, Bahrain and in other areas worldwide in direct support of the RN. We are a Branch which needs to grow which is why I'm pushing out info for those who'd like to join! An MOS officer is required to mobilise and the Branch tries to fill all MOS posts with an MOS officer and this will be more easily achieved with more people.
 

Purple_twiglet

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I appreciate you need to grow, but I think its fair to say that your branches reputation has taken a hit as people saw no branch members being sent to HERRICK, while other branch members enjoyed 6 months in Bahrain. Good luck in recruiting, but don't understimate just how poor your reputation is in certain quarters at present - it will take some effort to change those perceptions.
 
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