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Become A Public Relations/Communications Manager

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Working As A Public Relations/Communications Manager

  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $140,590

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Public Relations/Communications Manager does

  • Eventsincluded press conferences, videos, and PR involving celebrities such as Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman and PatSummerall.
  • Job Summary Lead all internal and external communications for the bank as well as Community Relations and Charitable Giving programs
  • Implemented social media strategies to grow online supporter base and traffic while building new and sustaining current online communities.
  • Partnered with executives on strategic communications and change management plans.
  • Facilitated public inquiries and maintained web content.
  • Motivate and supervise 10 direct reports.
  • Played key role in crisis communications.
  • Generate blog entries on a weekly basis, compose monthly newsletters, and write press releases.
  • Trusted advisor to Lockheed Martin senior leadership, developing and executing internal/external communications that significantly achieved organizational goals.
  • Managed $410,000 budget; created and implemented public relations strategies, plans, and campaigns.
  • Managed GE community relations activities and supported public affairs for the greater Hartford region.
  • Managed staff in best practices in customer service.
  • Set the groundwork for company's first automotive financial data website.
  • Acted as a key company spokesperson.
  • Planned special events represented the company at press conferences and presentations.
  • Maintained Internet and Intranet content.
  • Generated new and original content and communications plans that effected external reputations, goodwill and brand building programs.
  • Transitioned seamlessly into the newly formed Corporate Communications team after merger with Digene in 2007.
  • Promote discipline-related news on social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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How To Become A Public Relations/Communications Manager

Public relations and fundraising managers need at least a bachelor’s degree, and some positions may require a master’s degree. Many years of related work experience are also necessary.

Education

For public relations and fundraising management positions, a bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, English, fundraising, or journalism is generally required. However, some employers prefer a master’s degree, particularly in public relations, journalism, fundraising, or nonprofit management.

Courses in advertising, business administration, public affairs, public speaking, and creative and technical writing can be helpful.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not mandatory, public relations managers can get certified through the Public Relations Society of America. Candidates qualify based on years of experience and must pass an exam to become certified.

The International Association of Business Communicators offers a credential to demonstrate a level of knowledge and expertise.

The Certified Fund Raising Executive program, offered by CFRE International, is voluntary, but fundraisers who pursue certification demonstrate a level of professional competency to prospective employers. Candidates are required to have 5 years of work experience in fundraising and have 80 hours of continuing education through conference attendance and classroom instruction to qualify. Fundraisers must apply for renewal every 3 years to keep their certification valid.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Public relations and fundraising managers must have several years of experience in a related or entry-level position, such as a public relations specialist or fundraiser.

Lower level management positions may require only a few years of experience, whereas directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Managers deal with the public regularly; therefore, they must be friendly enough to build rapport and receive cooperation from their media contacts and donors.

Leadership skills. Public relations and fundraising managers often lead large teams of specialists or fundraisers and must be able to guide their activities.

Organizational skills. Public relations and fundraising managers are often in charge of running several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills.

Problem-solving skills. Managers sometimes must explain how the 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 and fundraising managers regularly speak on behalf of their organization. When doing so, they must be able to explain the organization’s position clearly.

Writing skills. Managers 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 succinctly in order to keep the attention of busy readers or listeners.

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Public Relations/Communications Manager Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    66.0%
  • Male

    33.3%
  • Unknown

    0.6%

Ethnicity

  • White

    80.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    9.8%
  • Asian

    5.7%
  • Unknown

    3.6%
  • Black or African American

    0.7%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    33.3%
  • French

    20.0%
  • Italian

    13.3%
  • German

    6.7%
  • Georgian

    6.7%
  • Russian

    6.7%
  • Korean

    6.7%
  • Arabic

    6.7%
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Real Public Relations/Communications Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Public Relations and Communications Manager Linklaters LLP New York, NY Aug 01, 2016 $105,000
Public Relations and Communications Manager Linklaters LLP New York, NY Jan 08, 2016 $105,000
Public Relations and Communications Manager Linklaters LLP New York, NY Aug 25, 2015 $105,000
Manager, Public Affairs & Communications American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. New York, NY Oct 26, 2015 $100,000
Manager, Public Affairs & Communications American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. New York, NY Feb 11, 2015 $100,000
Manager, Public Policy Communications American Chemical Society Washington, DC Jul 15, 2011 $91,317
Public Relations/Communications Manager Wine Australia USA, LLC San Francisco, CA Dec 23, 2016 $85,000
Manager, Strategic Communications & Public Relatio Artech Information Systems LLC Cedarville, NJ Sep 02, 2014 $85,000
Public Relations and Communications Manager YCAB International Inc. New York, NY Jan 02, 2011 $82,437
Public Relations and Communications Manager YCAB International Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2010 $82,437
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs Global Strategy Group, LLC New York, NY Aug 15, 2016 $57,500
Public Relations Specialist/Communications Manager Commonwealth Care Alliance, Inc. Boston, MA Dec 01, 2012 $50,731 -
$65,000
Public Relations Specialist/Communications Manager Commonwealth Care Alliance, Inc. Boston, MA Dec 01, 2012 $50,000
Public Relations and Communications Manager Michele Negri New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $43,827

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Top Skills for A Public Relations/Communications Manager

PressReleasesCommunityOutreachWebContentOnlineSpecialEventsFacebookCommunityRelationsCommunicationsPlansTwitterStrategicCommunicationsFinancialIntranetPublicAffairsCompanySpokespersonCorporateCommunicationsPublicRelationsStrategiesTradeShowsYoutubeAnnualReportsCrisisCommunications

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Top Public Relations/Communications Manager Skills

  1. Press Releases
  2. Community Outreach
  3. Web Content
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Supervised all aspects of the Public Relations and Communications Department, including the drafting and approval of company's press releases.
  • Facilitated public inquiries and maintained web content.
  • Created original content for company's online community and coordinated web content from brand partners/ambassadors.
  • Planned special events represented the company at press conferences and presentations.
  • Directed community relations efforts and governed the corporate donations budget.

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