The Guild Leader Episode #20
Guild Officer Role: Communications Officer
The role of the communications officer places a very large part of maintaining communication from the guild to it members and vice versa. The communication officer is the guild leader’s go to person when any official word from the guild needs to get out to all members.
Communications officer’s role and objectives:
Guild Website: The guild website is paramount to having proper a proper outlet for guild member to see guild news, policies, policy changes, and forum for questions and discussion. Even thought the guild leader is responsible over all for the guild website, the communications officer will be reasonable for maintaining that this information is correct. In some cases the communication officers are not technically inclined to do website work so an assistant should be placed to perform the work.
Guild in-game communications: In game voice communication is needed for raiding and high level grouping. The communications officer should make sure that these are available for guild members when needed.
Separate channels should be scheduled to for each activity so that chit-chat will be held to a minimum when channels are in use.
Guild bulletin board:
Some games have in-game bulletin boards the communications officer to should make this available for all members to use and arrange messages so that they are organized without clutter.
In guild official communication:
Messages can also be sent in guild chat box to arrange and organize events or whatever needs to told to other guild members. This is a great way to get the message out to member and fast.
The communications officer need to be able to work with other members well. There will be times that they will be working with many officer and member at once. The schedule will need to be made for all planned guild events, raids, groupings, and whatever else requires guild planning and organizing.
The communications officer plays a vital role in the success of your guild, as the guild leader make sure that your communications officer is up to the task at hand. It is highly recommend that you have an assistant communications officer to take some of the pressure off when needed.
As you begun a guild you learned a lot along the way, now for sure you know that good planning and scheduling will make your life a lot easier as the guild leader.
“The Guild Leader” is a weekly series by Beer and Joysticks .com and written by Chris Gillis covering all aspects of being a better guild leader. If you have any questions or comments we welcome them below this article.