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Become A Communications Coordinator

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Working As A Communications Coordinator

  • 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 Coordinator Do

A Communications Coordinator is responsible for coordinating organization-wide design, message, and content generation, including electronic and print communications. They collect and distribute stories about projects and programs from staff and partners in both written and video forms.

How To Become A Communications Coordinator

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 Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Communications Coordinator L & L Travel Enterprises, Inc. New York, NY Sep 03, 2015 $100,176
Brand Communications Coordinator McKinsey & Company, Inc. United States Atlanta, GA Jun 01, 2015 $91,160
EDI Carrier Communication Coordinator Kalven Technologies, Inc. Schaumburg, IL Apr 26, 2016 $84,000
EDI Carrier Communication Coordinator Kalven Technologies, Inc. Schaumburg, IL Apr 19, 2016 $84,000
Communications Coordinator O10 Communications, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2012 $80,454
Production & Communications Coordinator The Sapling Foundation New York, NY Jan 01, 2011 $68,000
Multimedia/Communication Coordinator Hair Zone, Inc. Moonachie, NJ Jan 13, 2013 $62,000 -
$72,000
Communications Coordinator Beretta USA Corporation Accokeek, MD Sep 18, 2013 $61,360
Communications Coordinator McKinsey & Company, Inc. United States Washington, DC Sep 01, 2012 $61,100
Coordinator & Science Communicator University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sc Cambridge, MD Oct 09, 2014 $59,001
Communications Coordinator (Program Evaluator) Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 15, 2015 $58,968 -
$70,000
Communications Coordinator Longchamp USA, Inc. New York, NY Dec 02, 2011 $58,700
Communications Coordinator Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station College Station, TX Jul 01, 2015 $48,000
Communications Coordinator Latino Community Foundation San Francisco, CA Sep 01, 2015 $47,341
Communications Coordinator World Resources Institute Washington, DC Jul 01, 2011 $46,883 -
$50,000
Global Media and Communications Coordinator Ashoka Arlington, VA Nov 01, 2015 $46,773
Communication Coordinator Texas A&M University College Station, TX Jul 01, 2014 $45,308
Communication Coordinator Play Rugby, Inc. New York, NY May 01, 2014 $45,225
Business Communications Coordinator Shake-N-Go Fashion, Inc. Port Washington, NY Sep 07, 2015 $45,000
Communications Coordinator Initiative for Global Development Washington, DC Oct 09, 2014 $45,000
Communications Coordinator Adecco USA, Inc. Corning, NY Nov 21, 2011 $41,600
Visual Communications Coordinator L Brands Service Company, LLC Columbus, OH Apr 09, 2016 $41,538 -
$60,000
Communications Coordinator Gary Larson DBA Larson Communications San Francisco, CA Sep 26, 2012 $41,142
Talent Communications Coordinator Rare Arlington, VA Jan 02, 2013 $41,038
Business Communications Coordinator Cruciani USA LLC New York, NY Sep 09, 2015 $41,000
Business Communications Coordinator Cruciani USA LLC New York, NY Sep 11, 2014 $41,000
Communications Coordinator Universal Processing LLC Arcadia, CA Sep 22, 2016 $40,884

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Top Skills for A Communications Coordinator

WebContentPressReleasesCommunityOutreachFacebookTwitterSpecialEventsPolicyCustomerServiceIntranetSafetyCommunityResourcesCommunityEventsAnnualReportsMonthlyNewsletterSuperviseEventPlanningExternalCommunicationsWebSiteEmergencyPromotionalMaterials

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Top Communications Coordinator Skills

  1. Web Content
  2. Press Releases
  3. Community Outreach
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created web content & trained others on the web content management system.
  • Developed press releases and articles, ad copy, and public service announcements.
  • Developed scalable media relations plan and developed a strategic and integrated community outreach plan.
  • Increased Facebook engagement 100%, embedded social across all channels, and raised prominence of online communication.
  • Planned and wrote various kinds of social media marketing copy, primarily on Facebook and Twitter.

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