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Become A Media Consultant

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Working As A Media Consultant

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

  • Stressful

  • $80,460

    Average Salary

What Does A Media Consultant Do

A Media Consultant helps manage the public image of an individual or group. They can be marketing agents or public relations executives, hired by businesses or political candidates to obtain positive press coverage.

How To Become A Media 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 Media Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Science Communications and Media Consultant California Institute for Regenerative Medicine San Francisco, CA Jan 10, 2011 $142,500
Media Consultant Media-Corps, Inc. New York, NY Nov 09, 2016 $115,000
Social Media Consultant Small Act Network, LLC McLean, VA Jun 14, 2010 $76,000
Senior Media Consultant Director Stedfast Productions New York, NY Mar 04, 2011 $70,000
Media Consultant HIBU Inc. Uniondale, NY Sep 14, 2015 $53,000
Media Consultant HIBU Inc. Uniondale, NY Sep 12, 2014 $44,440
Media Consultant Yellowbook USA, Inc. Uniondale, NY Sep 13, 2011 $43,840
Media Consultant Yellowbook, Inc. Uniondale, NY Sep 13, 2011 $43,840
Media Consultant Yellow Book USA, Inc. Uniondale, NY Sep 20, 2010 $43,840
Media Consultant Corpus Mobile Labs Dallas, TX Dec 28, 2009 $38,000
Media Consultant Corpus Mobile Labs Dallas, TX Dec 30, 2009 $38,000
Fashion Media Consultant Kl Projects, Inc. New York, NY Sep 15, 2013 $32,000

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Top Skills for A Media Consultant

WebsiteDevelopmentOnlinePresenceFacebookTwitterInternetSearchEngineOptimizationVideoProductionInstagramSeo/SemCustomerServiceYahooYoutubeSmallBusinessOwnersNewClientsNewAccountsPressReleasesLinkedinROIPinterestConsultative

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Top Media Consultant Skills

  1. Website Development
  2. Online Presence
  3. Facebook
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Experience in Direct Mail advertising, print advertising, social media reputation monitoring, and website/mobile website development.
  • Established goals with clients and worked to increase their online presence through the use of social media.
  • Maintain contacts at Twitter and Facebook to help with this.
  • Evaluated all marketing/PR materials including brochures, handouts, and Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Print yellow pages, search engine marketing, internet yellow page sales and fix fee identity bundle sales.

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