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Become A Strategic Communications Consultant

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Working As A Strategic Communications Consultant

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

  • Stressful

  • $56,770

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Strategic Communications Consultant does

  • Developed a global communications strategy for Pfizer Research & Development business line.
  • Ensured content on JIEDDO and JUONS websites as current and complied with DoD security policy and guidelines.
  • Develop, plan, design and execute marketing and communications programs, public relations and internal communications programs.
  • Major contributor to a large social media campaign for the Department of Veterans Affairs that generated more than a million impressions.
  • Conduct organizational audits, crisis management planning, media relations and communications training as needed.
  • Partnered with colleagues to understand business objectives; created strategic communications plans to help achieve those objectives.
  • Write ads for GoogleAdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook.
  • Served as Editor of more than 50-page plan that included key messages targeting media and consumers.
  • Trained hospital leadership on crisis communications and message management for new heart center.
  • Provided advice and recommendations to Public Affairs personnel.
  • Write Facebook, Twitter and Blog posts.
  • Advise small businesses on marketing and distribution channels and opportunities.
  • Led all corporate communications for JFNew.
  • Planned and conducted outreach activities and promotional events.
  • Created and deliver in-person and virtual training in Advanced Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Google searching and open-source software.
  • Tailored messaging to maximize resonance with target audiences, engage stakeholders, and achieve communications objectives.
  • Ensured the quality of all appropriate external communications.
  • Conducted discovery and validation meetings, focus groups, and stakeholder/audience analyses.
  • Manage and create social media content on FaceBook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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How To Become A Strategic Communications 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 Strategic Communications Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Strategic Communication Consultant Verlander, Wang and Company, LLC Setauket-East Setauket, NY Sep 28, 2016 $42,950
Strategic Communication Consultant Verlander, Wang and Company, LLC Setauket-East Setauket, NY Sep 20, 2016 $40,717
Strategic Communication Consultant Verlander, Wang & Company, LLC Setauket-East Setauket, NY Sep 27, 2013 $40,175
Strategic Communication Consultant Verlander & Company Setauket-East Setauket, NY Sep 27, 2013 $40,175

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Top Skills for A Strategic Communications Consultant

WebsiteContentManagementGlobalCommunicationsStrategyOutreachActivitiesPressReleasesFacebookPublicAffairsTwitterFactSheetsVeteransKeyMessagesStrategicCommunicationsPlanProjectManagementDODInternalCommunicationsExternalCommunicationsCommunicationsProductsCrisisCommunicationsSmallBusinessesCorporateCommunicationsBlogPosts

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Top Strategic Communications Consultant Skills

  1. Website Content Management
  2. Global Communications Strategy
  3. Outreach Activities
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Planned and conducted outreach activities and promotional events.
  • Write ads for GoogleAdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook.
  • Provided advice and recommendations to Public Affairs personnel.
  • Leveraged existing FEMA social media tools to promote DisasterAssistance.gov information to disaster survivors through Facebook and Twitter.
  • Major contributor to a large social media campaign for the Department of Veterans Affairs that generated more than a million impressions.

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