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Become A Communications Consultant

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Working As A Communications Consultant

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

  • Stressful

  • $66,520

    Average Salary

What Does A Communications Consultant Do

A Communications Consultant is hired by organizations or individuals to help them accomplish communications-related goals. Their primary duties include implementing branding projects, conducting communications audits, and developing communication strategies.

How To Become A Communications Consultant

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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Real Communications Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal Innovation/Communications Consultant Synecticsworld, Inc. Waltham, MA Jan 01, 2014 $130,000
Principal Innovation/Communications Consultant Synecticsworld, Inc. Cambridge, MA Jan 01, 2011 $130,000
Communications Consultant Dell USA LP Round Rock, TX Jan 23, 2013 $101,842
Senior Communications Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. New York, NY Feb 11, 2013 $100,000 -
$115,000
Communications Consultant Dell Marketing LP Round Rock, TX Apr 15, 2011 $100,000 -
$150,000
Corporate Communications Consultant Dell USA LP Round Rock, TX Apr 15, 2011 $100,000 -
$150,000
Lead Communications Consultant Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Services, Inc. Richmond, VA Jan 15, 2015 $89,000
Senior Communications Consultant ARUP North America Ltd. Los Angeles, CA Nov 18, 2009 $88,400 -
$120,000
SR. Unified Communications Consultant West Corporation Chicago, IL Sep 06, 2014 $80,000
Internal Communications Consultant Roche Diagnostics Corporation Indianapolis, IN Mar 10, 2010 $74,825
Communications Consultant Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Nov 17, 2011 $70,241
Communication Consultant Grand Hall USA, Inc. Garland, TX Jun 01, 2014 $65,450
Communication Consultant Grand Hall USA, Inc. Garland, TX Aug 02, 2012 $55,680
Communication Consultant Grand Hall USA, Inc. Garland, TX Aug 02, 2010 $52,630

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Top Skills for A Communications Consultant

WebContentStrategicCommunicationsPlanCustomerServiceVideoPressReleasesIntranetFinancialInternalCommunicationsProjectManagementFacebookSmallBusinessesTwitterPowerpointCustomerSatisfactionHRCorporateCommunicationsExternalCommunicationsCommunicationsMaterialsSharepointSafety

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Top Communications Consultant Skills

  1. Web Content
  2. Strategic Communications Plan
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Lead user communication during migration of special marketing and web content management system projects
  • Created strategic communications plans, copy, brochures, newsletters, grant funding proposals, appeal letters and sponsorship packets;.
  • Provided customer service: offered specific solutions for every customer.
  • Inspired people to work for Pioneer by directing and managing five teams that produced videos currently on Pioneer.com/Careers.
  • Handled media relations for the fundraiser, including writing press releases and being interviewed for newspapers and live radio.

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