Published on 14th December 2021
All Guild members need to check the details of their online profile in preparation for the directory listing in the next edition of the Yearbook being published in January.
The much-valued Yearbook contains a directory of all members, their contact details and professional interests; there is also a member list by region to help find freelance journalists and photographers in a particular area.
Directory listings also include farming and rural publications, broadcasts and websites with principle contacts (pages 19-32), and a section highlighting those members involved in PR and marketing communications (pages 34-37).
These should also be checked by the members concerned and any changes notified to Yearbook editor Johann Tasker (firstname.lastname@example.org) including entries to be added or deleted.
How to check and update
To ensure the accuracy of this directory, it is essential that all members check whether their details are still correct, either by leafing through the 2020 edition or ideally by logging in to the Guild website to check each section of the profile.
Each member profile comprises the following three sections; if any changes are made, remember to Save & Close each section individually.
This section contains the email address for Guild eAlerts and provides the opportunity to add a portrait photograph, which is then published in the online Farming Media Centre directory. Home addresses and contact information are held purely for administrative purposes and are not published anywhere.
The information here is published in the Yearbook, so it is essential that it is up to date and accurate. This section also provides tick boxes giving the option to display telephone numbers and/or an email address in the Farming Media Centre.
Farming Media Centre
This section enables an online search facility by member name or areas of interest and expertise, such as livestock, arable, farm politics, and so on, plus the type of work undertaken.
Journalist, Photographer and PR Consultant are obvious (just one, two or all three can be selected as appropriate); Expert is intended for Members and Friends of the Guild who are none of these but have particular professional expertise in the selected subjects.
Honorary and Retired members are automatically excluded from the Farming Media Centre but Members and Friends can also opt out if they wish by cancelling the tick box.
If anyone has difficulty logging in to the Guild website, please ask membership subscriptions manager Peter Hill at email@example.com for help.