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Working As A Media Relations Assistant

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

  • Stressful

  • $55,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Media Relations Assistant 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 Relations Assistant

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 Relations Assistant Career Paths

Media Relations Assistant
Executive Assistant Manager Marketing Manager
Regional Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Project Manager Marketing Manager
Brand Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Owner Marketing Director
Director Of Marketing And Public Relations
6 Yearsyrs
Marketing Assistant Editor Public Relations Manager
Manager Of Corporate Communications
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Assistant Senior Account Executive Marketing Director
Vice President Of Marketing & Communications
12 Yearsyrs
Marketing Assistant Team Leader Property Manager
Assistant Director, Communications
5 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Manager Assistant Director
Director Of Alumni Relations
5 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Senior Account Executive Public Relations Director
Media Relations Director
5 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Marketing Manager Marketing Manager/Project Manager
Digital Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Public Relations Assistant Marketing Coordinator Staff Writer
Public Information Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Public Relations Assistant Editor Content Manager
Web Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Public Relations Assistant Writer And Editor Managing Editor
Publications Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Media Coordinator Marketing Coordinator Digital Marketing Specialist
Online Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Media Coordinator Marketing Consultant Senior Product Manager
Marketing Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Media Coordinator Marketing Coordinator Public Relations Specialist
Media Relations Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Communication Assistant Editor Social Media Manager
Manager Of Digital Media
5 Yearsyrs
Communication Assistant Communications Consultant Strategist
Senior Strategist
8 Yearsyrs
Communication Assistant Marketing Specialist Social Media Manager
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Communications Coordinator Writer And Editor Senior Copywriter
Brand Strategist
5 Yearsyrs
Marketing Communications Specialist Senior Marketing Specialist Marketing Account Manager
Digital Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Media Specialist 2.9 years
Media Assistant 1.9 years
Media Associate 1.7 years
Media Promoter 1.6 years
Media Coordinator 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Media Relations Assistant
Internship 16.7%
Assistant 4.3%
Volunteer 3.3%
Top Careers After Media Relations Assistant
Internship 9.7%
Assistant 4.6%
Volunteer 4.2%

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Media Relations Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

53.3%

Male

38.1%

Unknown

8.5%
Ethnicity

White

62.2%

Hispanic or Latino

15.5%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

6.5%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.8%

French

11.9%

Japanese

6.0%

Italian

5.4%

German

5.4%

Mandarin

4.2%

Portuguese

3.0%

Chinese

3.0%

Russian

1.8%

Korean

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Danish

0.6%

Ukrainian

0.6%

Turkish

0.6%

Thai

0.6%

Occidental

0.6%

Tagalog

0.6%

Malayalam

0.6%
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Media Relations Assistant Education

Schools

George Washington University

6.6%

Arizona State University

6.6%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

6.2%

Auburn University

5.8%

San Diego State University

5.4%

Northeastern University

5.4%

University of Alabama

5.1%

Pennsylvania State University

5.1%

University of Texas at Austin

5.1%

University of Missouri - Columbia

5.1%

New York University

4.7%

Georgetown University

4.7%

Indiana State University

4.7%

Colorado State University

4.7%

Saint John's University - New York

4.3%

University of Kentucky

4.3%

Indiana University Bloomington

4.3%

American University

4.3%

Ohio University -

3.9%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.9%
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Majors

Communication

17.2%

Business

13.4%

Public Relations

11.0%

Journalism

10.2%

Kinesiology

9.7%

Marketing

6.2%

Political Science

4.9%

Psychology

4.4%

English

3.4%

Management

3.1%

Law

2.3%

Accounting

1.9%

Agricultural Public Services

1.7%

Human Resources Management

1.7%

Criminal Justice

1.6%

Sociology

1.6%

Liberal Arts

1.5%

Business Communications

1.5%

Public Administration

1.4%

Journalism And Mass Communications

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

56.7%

Masters

24.7%

Other

10.3%

Associate

3.7%

Doctorate

1.9%

Certificate

1.9%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.1%
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Top Skills for A Media Relations Assistant

  1. Press Releases
  2. Student Athletes
  3. Men S Basketball
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Established rapport with media representatives and maintained regular communication including writing and distribution of press releases.
  • Performed liaison duties between student athletes and public sphere.
  • Gather and transcribe quotes post game for men s basketball as well as media credential coordination.
  • Attend staff meetings to provide management with information and proposals concerning distribution and design of materials for alumni.
  • Convert multiple organic sales leads from Twitter interactions, convert warm conference leads.

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