I’ve been working for Wiltshire Council for four years and out of uni for six. Since I signed up to MySpace and Facebook back in 2005 I’ve been intrigued by the power and potential of social networking. When I joined the communications team seven months ago as ‘social media officer’ I quickly noticed how few of ‘us’ there are in local government and how many councils are working hard to fit social media into their PR/Comms roles.
Here’s an outline of my day to day work and a few of the things we’ve been able to achieve having a dedicated social media officer:
I manage Wiltshire’s main social feeds daily; tweeting, re-tweeting, networking…
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