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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.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Sublease Exchange.Com, Inc.||North Miami, FL||Sep 09, 2014||$120,000|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Einstok Brewing Company||Los Angeles, CA||Sep 01, 2015||$106,142|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Delphi Display Systems||Costa Mesa, CA||Jul 09, 2016||$105,000|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Monkey Inferno, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Jul 29, 2013||$102,500|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Monkey Inferno, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Apr 01, 2013||$102,500|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Hypefolio Ltd||Sunnyvale, CA||Jan 12, 2015||$100,000|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Revlon Consumer Products Corporation||New York, NY||Sep 26, 2016||$95,000|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Prefab, LLC||New York, NY||Oct 05, 2015||$93,915|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||SONY Network Entertainment International LLC||San Mateo, CA||Aug 25, 2016||$92,520|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Melbourne It DBS, Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||Apr 14, 2013||$88,265|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Morgan and Morgan P.A.||New York, NY||Nov 16, 2015||$85,000|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Iconma, LLC||Boca Raton, FL||Mar 25, 2014||$83,480 -
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Ivymax, Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Aug 15, 2016||$66,784|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Nespresso USA, Inc.||New York, NY||Apr 27, 2016||$65,000 -
|Digital Marketing Specialist||WCI Consulting Inc.||Plano, TX||Sep 10, 2015||$65,000|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||WCI Consulting Inc.||Plano, TX||Oct 01, 2014||$65,000|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Shutterstock, Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 06, 2014||$65,000 -
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Joy Global Surface Mining LLC||Milwaukee, WI||Oct 19, 2015||$62,000|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Throwdown Fantasy LLC||New York, NY||Sep 13, 2016||$62,000|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Marketpro, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Sep 17, 2015||$50,088|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Overt NYC LLC||New York, NY||Jan 11, 2016||$50,088|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Boostinsider Inc.||Burlingame, CA||Jul 01, 2016||$50,086|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Boostinsider Inc.||Burlingame, CA||Jan 07, 2016||$50,086|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Lewis Pr, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 17, 2014||$50,000|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||Credit Shop Incorporated||Austin, TX||Sep 10, 2015||$50,000|
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