Political Advisor

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Political Advisors are responsible for researching, analysing and writing reports on a wide range of political and governmental subjects and areas. They often act as a critic or commentator on politics and political events, write articles for the media and policy papers for government departments, ministries or Cabinet, write reports on research findings, analyse and comment on the behaviour of the media, advise community groups, governments, political groups, non-governmental organisations, financial markets and the media on political issues, act as an expert witness in court cases, and liaise with governmental departments, embassies and high commissions.

Political Advisors need to have knowledge of political theories, current local, national and world affairs, human behaviour and thought, and have good research, communication, organisational, time management, interpersonal, and statistical skills. Employment is more likely to be found in local or state government departments.