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Working As An Associate Director Of Communications

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $102,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Associate Director Of Communications Do

Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals. 

Duties

Public relations specialists typically do the following:

  • Write press releases and prepare information for the media
  • Respond to information requests from the media
  • Help clients communicate effectively with the public
  • Help maintain their organization's corporate image and identity
  • Draft speeches and arrange interviews for an organization’s top executives
  • Evaluate advertising and promotion programs to determine whether they are compatible with their organization’s public relations efforts
  • Evaluate public opinion of clients through social media

Public relations specialists, also called communications specialists and media specialists, handle an organization’s communication with the public, including consumers, investors, reporters, and other media specialists. In government, public relations specialists may be called press secretaries. In this setting, workers keep the public informed about the activities of government officials and agencies.

Public relations specialists draft press releases and contact people in the media who might print or broadcast their material. Many radio or television special reports, newspaper stories, and magazine articles start at the desks of public relations specialists. For example, a press release might describe a public issue, such as health, energy, or the environment, and what an organization does concerning that issue.

Press releases are increasingly being sent through the Internet and social media, in addition to publication through traditional media outlets. Public relations specialists are often in charge of monitoring and responding to social media questions and concerns.

Public relations specialists are different from advertisers in that they get their stories covered by media instead of purchasing ad space in publications and on television.

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How To Become An Associate Director Of Communications

Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Employers prefer candidates who have studied public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business.

Education

Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business. Through such programs, students produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates their ability to prospective employers.

Training

Entry-level workers typically begin by maintaining files of material about an organization’s activities, skimming and retaining relevant media articles, and assembling information for speeches and pamphlets. After gaining experience, public relations specialists begin to write news releases, speeches, articles for publication, or carry out public relations programs.

Other Experience

Internships at public relations firms or in the public relations departments of other businesses can be helpful in getting a job as a public relations specialist.

Some employers prefer candidates that have experience communicating with others through a school newspaper or a leadership position in school or in their community.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Public relations specialists deal with the public and the media regularly; therefore, they must be open and friendly to maintain a favorable image for their organization.

Organizational skills. Public relations specialists are often in charge of managing several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills.

Problem-solving skills. Public relations specialists sometimes must explain how a company or client is handling sensitive issues. They must use good judgment in what they report and how they report it.

Speaking skills. Public relations specialists regularly speak on behalf of their organization. When doing so, they must be able to clearly explain the organization’s position.

Writing skills. Public relations specialists must be able to write well-organized and clear press releases and speeches. They must be able to grasp the key messages they want to get across and write them in a short, succinct way to get the attention of busy readers or listeners.

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Average Length of Employment
Chief Of Staff 2.8 years
Top Careers Before Associate Director Of Communications
Internship 7.6%
Director 6.1%
Editor 5.1%
Reporter 4.3%
Consultant 4.3%
Manager 3.8%
Top Careers After Associate Director Of Communications
Director 7.2%
Consultant 6.2%
Editor 4.6%
Principal 3.3%
Volunteer 2.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$102,000
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$54,000
Min 10%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$194,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Twitter
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does an Associate Director Of Communications make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Associate Director Of Communications in the United States is $103,037 per year or $50 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $54,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $194,000.

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Top Skills for An Associate Director Of Communications

  1. Press Releases
  2. Community Outreach
  3. Web Content
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created press releases and advertisements for distribution in national publications.
  • Managed marketing public relations support resources for state/federal advocacy and community outreach teams.
  • Project manager for Provider Manual and Provider-related Web content; editor for provider portal content.
  • Reported to VP, Strategic Communications & Marketing.
  • Planned and executed state-wide communication plans, media relations and special events and volunteer communications.

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Top 10 Best States for Associate Directors Of Communications

  1. District of Columbia
  2. New York
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Virginia
  5. Colorado
  6. New Jersey
  7. California
  8. Delaware
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Washington
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Associate Director Of Communications Demographics

Gender

Female

53.3%

Male

36.0%

Unknown

10.7%
Ethnicity

White

63.3%

Hispanic or Latino

13.7%

Black or African American

13.5%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

47.4%

French

13.2%

Portuguese

7.9%

Mandarin

7.9%

Italian

7.9%

Chinese

5.3%

Cantonese

2.6%

Japanese

2.6%

Russian

2.6%

Polish

2.6%
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Associate Director Of Communications Education

Schools

Syracuse University

8.5%

New York University

5.9%

Columbia University

5.9%

University of Georgia

5.9%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

5.1%

Michigan State University

5.1%

Auburn University

5.1%

University of California - Los Angeles

5.1%

Fordham University

5.1%

University of Florida

5.1%

Boston University

5.1%

American University

5.1%

University of South Florida

4.2%

George Washington University

4.2%

Northwestern University

4.2%

Georgia State University

4.2%

University of Texas at Austin

4.2%

Duke University

4.2%

Liberty University

4.2%

Southern Connecticut State University

3.4%
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Majors

Communication

15.7%

Business

11.2%

Marketing

10.5%

Journalism

9.4%

English

6.9%

Public Relations

5.1%

Public Administration

4.5%

Management

4.0%

Psychology

3.8%

Political Science

3.8%

Social Work

3.6%

Kinesiology

3.1%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Graphic Design

2.5%

Sociology

2.5%

Law

2.5%

Education

2.2%

Agricultural Public Services

2.0%

Writing

2.0%

Graphic Communications

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.9%

Masters

37.8%

Other

8.2%

Doctorate

5.1%

Certificate

3.8%

Associate

2.0%

Diploma

0.3%
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