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Working As An Associate Media Director

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

  • Stressful

  • $104,140

    Average Salary

What Does An Associate Media Director 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 Media Director

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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Associate Media Director Demographics

Gender

Female

55.2%

Male

43.3%

Unknown

1.5%
Ethnicity

White

78.0%

Hispanic or Latino

12.7%

Asian

7.4%

Unknown

1.4%

Black or African American

0.4%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

58.8%

French

17.6%

Vietnamese

5.9%

German

5.9%

Cantonese

5.9%

Italian

5.9%
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Associate Media Director Education

Schools

Michigan State University

16.5%

Syracuse University

6.6%

Boston University

6.6%

Pepperdine University

6.6%

Hofstra University

5.5%

University of Kansas

5.5%

University of Florida

4.4%

University of Iowa

4.4%

Saint John's University - New York

4.4%

New York University

4.4%

Northeastern University

4.4%

Pace University - New York

4.4%

George Washington University

3.3%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3.3%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.3%

Fairfield University

3.3%

Wayne State University

3.3%

University of Wisconsin Extension

3.3%

Fordham University

3.3%

University of Southern California

3.3%
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Majors

Marketing

20.2%

Advertising

15.9%

Communication

14.8%

Business

13.4%

English

5.8%

Public Relations

4.7%

Psychology

4.3%

Political Science

3.6%

Journalism

3.2%

Management

2.2%

Sociology

1.8%

Economics

1.8%

Fine Arts

1.4%

Business Communications

1.4%

Audiovisual Communications Technologies

1.1%

Photography

1.1%

Digital Media

1.1%

Business Economics

0.7%

Theology

0.7%

Education

0.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

77.2%

Masters

14.8%

Other

7.1%

Certificate

0.6%

Associate

0.3%
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Real Associate Media Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Associate Director, Investment Banker/Media & Telecommunic UBS Securities LLC New York, NY Jan 08, 2016 $154,000 -
$175,000
Associate Director, Digital Media Analytics Merkle Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Apr 04, 2016 $150,000
Associate Media Director PHD Media LLC New York, NY Sep 01, 2010 $140,000
Associate Director, Media Analytics Merkle Inc. New York, NY Jan 11, 2015 $125,000
Associate Director, Programmatic Media Buying Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners New York, NY Sep 11, 2015 $115,000
Associate Director, Programmatic Media Buying Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners New York, NY Nov 16, 2015 $115,000
Associate Director, Media Analytics NEO@Ogilvy LLC New York, NY Sep 30, 2014 $110,000
Associate Media Director, Digital/Magazine Activation Zenith Media Services, Inc. New York, NY Jul 12, 2016 $108,500
Associate Media Director NEO@Ogilvy LLC Vista, CA May 18, 2016 $105,000
Associate Media Director Rubin Postaer and Associates Santa Monica, CA Sep 17, 2012 $101,000
Associate Media Director Ogilvyone, LLC New York, NY Dec 10, 2015 $100,000
Associate Media Director LBI Us, LLC New York, NY Sep 15, 2012 $100,000
Digital Associate Media Director Starcom Mediavest Group, Inc. New York, NY May 15, 2011 $100,000
Associate Media Director, Strategy Canvas Worldwide, LLC Vista, CA Jan 01, 2016 $100,000
Associate Media Director 360I, LLC New York, NY Jan 05, 2015 $95,000 -
$120,000
Associate Director, Media/Telecom UBS Securities LLC New York, NY Jul 08, 2013 $90,500 -
$165,000
Associate Director, Investment Banker, Media and T UBS Securities LLC New York, NY Aug 06, 2010 $90,100 -
$130,000
Associate Director, Investment Banker, Media and T UBS Securities LLC New York, NY Jul 26, 2010 $90,100 -
$130,000
Associate Director, Investment Banker, Media and T UBS Securities LLC New York, NY Jul 29, 2010 $90,100 -
$130,000

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Top Skills for An Associate Media Director

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Top Associate Media Director Skills

  1. Strategic Development
  2. Online
  3. Assistant Planners
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Manage team responsible for the strategic development, tactical execution and measurement of brand and direct response advertising campaigns.
  • Resulted in simplified way to accurately traffic all local media (broadcast & online) across all markets.
  • Supervised account's budget control and the workload of buyers & assistant planners.
  • Play key role on proposals and sales presentations, and in ongoing client relationships.
  • Assisted on new business pitches and managed the media internship program.

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