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Working As An Internal Communications Specialist

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

  • Stressful

  • $59,682

    Average Salary

What Does An Internal Communications Specialist 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 Internal Communications Specialist

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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Internal Communications Specialist Career Paths

Internal Communications Specialist
Writer And Editor Marketing Specialist Marketing Manager
Brand Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Communications Manager Brand Manager Communications Manager
Communications Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Communications Specialist Manager Of Corporate Communications Public Relations Director
Director Of Publications Marketing
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Communications Specialist Marketing Communications Manager Communications Director
Director Strategic Communications
11 Yearsyrs
Communications Consultant Communications Manager Communications Director
Director, Corporate Communications
10 Yearsyrs
Marketing Communications Manager Writer And Editor Communications Manager
Internal Communications Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Communications Manager
Manager Of Corporate Communications
7 Yearsyrs
Communications Director Public Relations Consultant Public Relations Manager
Marketing & Public Relations Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Public Relations Specialist Community Relations Coordinator Account Coordinator
Marketing Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Internal Communications Manager Marketing Communications Manager Communications Director
Marketing And Communication Consultant
10 Yearsyrs
Communications Lead Writer And Editor Social Media Manager
Marketing/Social Media Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Communications Lead Liaison Community Liaison
Public Information Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Public Relations Manager Media Consultant Managing Editor
Publications Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Communications Manager Program Manager Marketing Manager
Regional Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Communications Manager Operations Manager Senior Manager
Senior Manager Of Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Public Relations Manager Account Director Strategist
Senior Strategist
8 Yearsyrs
Communications Consultant Communications Director Marketing Director
Vice President Of Marketing & Communications
12 Yearsyrs
Internal Communications Manager Communications Director Director, Corporate Communications
Vice President, Corporate Communications
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Top Employers Before
Reporter 6.8%
Internship 4.7%
Editor 4.7%
Top Employers After
Consultant 3.8%
Manager 3.3%
Editor 2.8%

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Internal Communications Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

63.7%

Male

34.1%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

61.1%

Hispanic or Latino

15.7%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

8.7%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.3%

French

13.0%

German

6.5%

Arabic

6.5%

Portuguese

4.3%

Korean

4.3%

Swedish

2.2%

Danish

2.2%

Mandarin

2.2%

Russian

2.2%

Hebrew

2.2%

Japanese

2.2%

Norwegian

2.2%

Yoruba

2.2%

Hindi

2.2%

Urdu

2.2%

Italian

2.2%
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Internal Communications Specialist Education

Schools

Webster University

7.6%

Kent State University

7.6%

University of North Texas

6.1%

Northwestern University

6.1%

University of Maryland - University College

4.5%

University of Washington

4.5%

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

4.5%

University of Central Florida

4.5%

California State University - Fullerton

4.5%

Georgetown University

4.5%

American University

4.5%

Georgia State University

4.5%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.5%

Johns Hopkins University

4.5%

Upper Iowa University

4.5%

West Virginia University

4.5%

University of Denver

4.5%

University of Oklahoma

4.5%

Michigan State University

4.5%

University of Arizona

4.5%
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Majors

Communication

26.0%

Business

13.8%

Journalism

9.0%

Public Relations

7.1%

English

5.8%

Marketing

4.8%

Criminal Justice

4.2%

Business Communications

3.8%

Writing

3.5%

Finance

2.9%

Psychology

2.6%

Human Resources Management

2.6%

Accounting

2.6%

Project Management

1.9%

Graphic Design

1.9%

History

1.9%

Management

1.6%

Law

1.6%

Political Science

1.3%

Computer Information Systems

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.9%

Masters

32.5%

Other

13.4%

Associate

3.5%

Certificate

3.3%

Diploma

0.7%

Doctorate

0.5%

License

0.2%
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Real Internal Communications Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Internal Communications Specialist Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Irvine, CA Nov 29, 2013 $74,900
Senior Internal Communications Specialist Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Irvine, CA Nov 29, 2010 $70,000
Internal Communications Specialist Cargill, Incorporated Wayzata, MN Nov 24, 2009 $69,208
Internal Communications Specialist The Louis Berger Group, Inc. Washington, DC Apr 15, 2013 $61,360 -
$83,000
Internal Communications Specialist Kent State University Kent, OH Sep 06, 2014 $52,020
Internal Communications Specialist Kent State University Kent, OH Sep 06, 2011 $50,000

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Top Skills for An Internal Communications Specialist

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  1. Internal Communications Plans
  2. Company Website
  3. HR
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  • Gained managerial and Chief Security Information Officer approval, developed and implemented process within three weeks.
  • Plan and execute internal communications strategies.
  • Combined strategies of marketing/communications and information services to develop shared intranet environment; oversaw news content sections.
  • Maintain and develop various customer-facing SharePoint sites.
  • Drafted communications for safety stand-downs as well as quarterly safety communications plans.

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