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Working As A Media Coordinator

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

  • Stressful

  • $42,754

    Average Salary

What Does A Media Coordinator 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 A Media 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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Media Coordinator Career Paths

Media Coordinator
Account Manager Account Executive Marketing Manager
Brand Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Specialist Marketing Communications Manager
Content Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Communications Manager Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Marketing Specialist Search Engine Optimizer
Digital Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Marketing Director
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Social Media Manager Digital Marketing Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Digital Marketing
10 Yearsyrs
Public Relations Marketing Specialist Event Manager
Events Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Marketing Consultant
Head Of Marketing
6 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager Sales Consultant Marketing Consultant
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Coordinator Marketing Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Public Relations Account Manager Marketing Consultant
Marketing Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Marketing Coordinator Marketing Specialist
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Marketing Consultant Marketing Communications Manager
Marketing Program Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Marketing Consultant
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Marketing Director Writer And Editor Social Media Manager
Marketing/Social Media Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Marketing Director Search Engine Optimizer
Online Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Communications Coordinator Marketing Manager
Regional Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Social Media Manager Marketing Director
Senior Director Of Marketing
13 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Marketing Manager
Senior Manager Of Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager Senior Product Manager Marketing Director
Vice President Of Marketing & Communications
12 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Media Specialist 2.9 years
Media Coordinator 2.0 years
Media Assistant 1.8 years
Media Associate 1.8 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 20.1%
Volunteer 4.2%
Server 3.2%
Editor 3.0%
Assistant 2.6%
Reporter 2.5%
Cashier 2.4%
Top Employers After
Internship 12.2%
Volunteer 5.4%
Editor 4.0%
Manager 3.7%
Server 3.5%
Owner 3.2%

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Media Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

62.7%

Male

35.5%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

59.6%

Hispanic or Latino

16.6%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

8.7%

Unknown

4.1%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.2%

French

12.5%

Chinese

5.8%

Mandarin

5.5%

Italian

3.5%

German

3.4%

Portuguese

3.1%

Cantonese

2.7%

Arabic

2.7%

Korean

2.1%

Japanese

2.1%

Russian

1.8%

Hebrew

1.5%

Hindi

0.9%

Urdu

0.8%

Vietnamese

0.5%

Thai

0.5%

Finnish

0.5%

Tagalog

0.5%

Czech

0.5%
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Media Coordinator Education

Schools

Temple University

7.0%

University of Texas at Austin

6.0%

Columbia College Chicago

5.9%

University of Central Florida

5.7%

West Virginia University

5.4%

Full Sail University

5.4%

New York University

5.3%

Quinnipiac University

5.0%

Florida State University

4.9%

University of Florida

4.7%

San Diego State University

4.7%

Fashion Institute of Technology

4.7%

University of Alabama

4.6%

Michigan State University

4.6%

Howard University

4.6%

California State University - Fullerton

4.4%

Pennsylvania State University

4.4%

Arizona State University

4.3%

Hofstra University

4.3%

Indiana University Bloomington

4.1%
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Majors

Communication

23.7%

Business

11.2%

Marketing

10.6%

Journalism

9.1%

Public Relations

8.3%

English

4.8%

Photography

3.8%

Graphic Design

3.6%

Management

3.1%

Political Science

3.0%

Psychology

2.6%

Fine Arts

2.2%

Advertising

2.2%

Writing

1.9%

Kinesiology

1.9%

Sociology

1.8%

Agricultural Public Services

1.6%

Business Communications

1.6%

Entertainment Business

1.6%

Audiovisual Communications Technologies

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

65.3%

Masters

15.0%

Other

12.8%

Associate

3.6%

Certificate

2.3%

Doctorate

0.7%

Diploma

0.3%

License

0.2%
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Real Media Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Sports Media Coordinator Pro Unlimited, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Jul 20, 2016 $70,720
Media Relations Coordinator McKinsey & Company, Inc. United States New York, NY Aug 15, 2013 $68,808 -
$91,745
Media Coordinator Waterfront Management Systems HC LLC Jersey City, NJ Apr 06, 2015 $65,000
Media Coordinator Topco Insurance Agency Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 15, 2016 $65,000
Media Coordinator Norsan Broadcasting of North Carolina LLC Charlotte, NC Sep 16, 2010 $60,000
Regional Social Media Coordinator Morgans Hotel Group Management LLC New York, NY Sep 10, 2013 $52,500
Social Media Coordinator & Multicultural/Int'l STU Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ Dec 15, 2012 $50,134
Media Coordinator Topco Insurance Agency Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 03, 2015 $50,000
Media Coordinator Adasia Communications, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ Nov 24, 2014 $50,000
Social Media Coordinator Trustedid, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 05, 2013 $50,000
Social Media Coordinator Equifax Inc. Palo Alto, CA Oct 01, 2013 $50,000
Social Media Coordinator & Account Planner Lab Communications Group Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 19, 2014 $49,462
Educational Media Coordinator II The University of Iowa Iowa City, IA May 11, 2011 $44,539
Asia Media Coordinator Pacrim Marketing Group, Inc. Urban Honolulu, HI Oct 01, 2012 $44,200 -
$45,000
Online Media Coordinator Ignited, LLC El Segundo, CA Oct 29, 2010 $44,075
Social Media Coordinator Amercable Incorporated New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $43,827
Marketing and Social Media Coordinator Somostv LLC Miami, FL Sep 18, 2012 $43,000
Media Coordinator B Lane, Inc. New York, NY Apr 01, 2014 $42,500
AV and Media Coordinator Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL Mar 21, 2016 $42,411
Media Coordinator Worlder Inc. New York, NY Sep 17, 2016 $38,484
Media, Communication and Social Media Coordinator 100 M Franchise LLC Miami, FL May 01, 2013 $38,317
Social Media Coordinator Toth, Inc. Cambridge, MA Sep 15, 2012 $38,189
Social Media Coordinator Toth, Inc. Cambridge, MA May 18, 2012 $38,189
Media Coordinator Specialist Metropolitan Asian Family Services Chicago, IL Aug 15, 2015 $38,030
Academy Associate/Social Media Coordinator Joffrey Ballet Chicago, IL Apr 20, 2016 $38,000

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  1. Facebook Insights
  2. Twitter
  3. Company Website
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  • Used Facebook Insights to plan and post status updates in order to optimize views.
  • Run site Twitter account to update and engage with customers/membership/media coverage.
  • Revitalized company website and implemented analytic tools to drive social media traffic and increase clientele.
  • Worked closely with Online Marketing Manager to generate promotional campaigns, spanning across our entire online presence.
  • Administered and managed the Liberty University Instagram Challenge.

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