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Public Relations Job Overview

Public relations professionals are responsible for shaping the public image of the company they represent by releasing media or statements showing the company in a favorable light. Job candidates for the position are able to handle deadlines, manage stress, and systematically and methodically collect information.

Daily tasks for public relations jobs include:

  • Preparing organizational publications for external and internal audiences
  • Responding to requests for information from the media
  • Planning and directing communication with media outlets to maintain positive image
  • Consulting with advertising agencies to implement promotional programs
  • Organizing charitable campaigns to increase consumer awareness about a company
  • Preparing and delivering speeches to the media

A candidate who excels as a public relations professional could see a promotion to a higher salary position, such as a public relations director.

Public Relations Job Education Requirements

The minimum requirement for most public relations jobs is a bachelor's degree, preferably in public relations, journalism, communications, business administration, or English. Many employers offer on-the-job training for their employees. Experience in the field of the company's line of business is also highly desirable.

To further a potential candidate's chances of obtaining a job in public relations, an Accreditation in Public Relations is preferred by many employers. This certification is offered by the Public Relations Society of America and, and involves a four-part process that includes:

  • Completing the application process
  • Preparing and sitting for a readiness review
  • Studying and completing the examination
  • Demonstrating a lifelong commitment to public relations excellence

Prior to completing this certification, many potential employees begin their careers as public relations assistants.

Public Relations Job Market

Employment of public relations professionals is expected to increase by 12 percent over the next 10 years, which is comparable to the average growth of all other occupations. Due to the increased interest in maintaining a favorable public image, jobs continue to grow, and public relations specialist was regarded as the 13th best profession in 2013 by Economic Modeling Specialists International. Public relations professionals are also more highly desired in cities with large corporations, politicians, and celebrities, such as New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

Public Relations Job Salary Information

The average starting salary for a public relations professional is $54,170 annually, or $26.04 an hour. Certification as an accredited public relations professional helps increase this salary, especially as candidates gain more experience in the field. The top grossing position in public relations is the executive vice president of a public relations firm, and this employee can expect to make an average of $164,500 a year.

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The 2014 NACS/Insight International Convenience Retailer of the Year, Rutter’s Farm Stores, is seeking aSenior Human Resources & Payroll Specialist and aPayroll & Human Resources Assistant. Rutter’sis a 3rd generation family–owned company with 60 locations and state-of–the art food service restaurant facilities throughout South Central, PA. When you join our team, we’ll provide you with the oppo...
Showroom Seven New York, NY
Description Seventh House PR, a leading fashion showroom and PR agency, is seeking passionate interns who are interested in gaining hands-on experience. We specialize in fashion and lifestyle public relations, as well as other events. Each fashion season we produce an average of seven shows, in conjunction with other events such as magazine launches and after parties. Intern duties vary depending...
PR Consulting New York, NY
Description PR Consulting's Vera Wang team is looking for interns to start ASAP! We are a fashion PR agency located in the West Village specializing in public relations for multiple fashion accounts. Applicants should be extremely detail oriented, hard working, and able to multi-task in a fast paced environment all while keeping a great attitude! Responsibilities include organizing samples, gat...
Rainbowwave PR New York, NY
Rainbowwave PR, an independent wholesale and communications agency is looking to recruit a PR Account Director in anticipation of the launch of its NYC office. Rainbowwave PR represent a number of clients globally and regularly host NYC press days and events in NYC. The successful candidate will be based in NYC Rainbowwave Showroom and will be working in close partnership and under the direction ...
Role Mandate The Public Relations Coordinator supports the SVP, Public Relations Events on key corporate initiatives, coordinates between Hudson’s Bay Lord Taylor teams and supports admin functions of SVP. Responsibilities • Support execution of media and PR campaigns for HBC corporate, Lord Taylor and Hudson’s Bay surrounding events and key company initiatives • Ensure senior leadership calen...
AT&T Inc. Dallas, TX
RETAIL SALES CONSULTANT, CAGUAS, PR (CAGUAS AREA, PR) - 1470737 Description ATT: So Much More of What You Work For Looking for an opportunity where you can put your energy and enthusiasm to work to create unlimited earning potential? Of course you are. How about a chance to learn, grow and advance with the number one wireless company in America? Even better. We're ATT, and the only thing we...
AT&T Inc. Dallas, TX
RETAIL SALES CONSULTANT, AGUADILLA, PR (AGUADILLA/ISABELA AREA, PR) - 1470734 Description ATT: So Much More of What You Work For Looking for an opportunity where you can put your energy and enthusiasm to work to create unlimited earning potential? Of course you are. How about a chance to learn, grow and advance with the number one wireless company in America? Even better. We're ATT, and the...
AT&T Inc. Dallas, TX
Retail Sales Consultant - Caguas, PR (Pr Caguas - Plaza Centro) - 1471329 Description ATT: So Much More of What You Work For Looking for an opportunity where you can put your energy and enthusiasm to work to create unlimited earning potential? Of course you are. How about a chance to learn, grow and advance with the number one wireless company in America? Even better. We're ATT, and the onl...
AT&T Inc. Dallas, TX
Sales Support Representative - Caguas, PR (Pr Caguas - Plaza Centro) - 1471331 Description ATT: So Much More of What You Work For Looking for an opportunity where you can put your energy and enthusiasm to work? Of course you are. How about a chance to learn, grow and advance with the number one wireless company in America? Even better. We’re ATT, and the only thing we enjoy more than pionee...
AT&T Inc. Dallas, TX
RETAIL SALES CONSULTANT, BAYAMON, PR (BAYAMON AREA, PR) - 1470736 Description ATT: So Much More of What You Work For Looking for an opportunity where you can put your energy and enthusiasm to work to create unlimited earning potential? Of course you are. How about a chance to learn, grow and advance with the number one wireless company in America? Even better. We're ATT, and the only thing ...
NBC Universal Munich, NY, 10112
In this role you are responsible for the overall press strategy of Universal Networks in the German speaking Territories. You will lead the press team and increase the awareness of our channels with your ideas and concepts. Was Sie machen: In dieser Rolle sind Sie verantwortlich für die gesamte Presse-Strategie von Universal Networks im deutschsprachigen Raum und berichten direkt an die Geschäfts...
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING CAREER WITH UNLIMITED GROWTH POTENTIAL? We are one of the LEADING marketing firms providing exceptional service to large corporations in the BOARDMAN, OH area. We recently expanded and are looking to fill positions in multiple departments. These positions are ENTRY LEVEL to begin with RAPID advancement OPPORTUNITY: 
Account Management Marketing Representative Ca...
Event Marketing Firm - Event Management - Retail Events We are San Antonio's premiere sales and marketing firm, hired by nationwide high end clientele to act a mediator between the clients' professional services and their account holders. We are currently offering positions at ENTRY LEVEL for sales and marketing account executives. We are looking for candidates that are new to the workforce or ha...
New Client – Entry Level Advertising, Marketing, Sales, PR Red Global is now offering positions at the entry level for sales and marketing. Our firm has a very high success rate of developing SPORTS MINDED individuals into TOP PERFORMERS in a management capacity. We are seeking inexperienced professionals that would like to take their “winning mindsets" and apply them to lucrative marketing and b...
Event Planner - Retail / Marketing /PR Event Marketing Firm Looking for more of a challenge or chance to fully utilize your skills, and become part of a GROWING field? We are San Antonio's premiere sales and marketing firm, hired by nationwide high end clientele to act a mediator between the clients' professional services and their account holders. We are currently offering positions at ENTRY L...
About Us We have an immediate need for a Public Relations and Marketing Communications Assistant to join a rapidly growing team. This rapidly-growing promotional marketing company, applies a customer-friendly, direct, results-driven approach to marketing research and sales. As a result of proven success and expertise, new clientele is continuously added as we dramatically increase clients' produc...
Position Summary: Work with a wide range of industry partners to integrate their technology onto the CenturyLink Cloud Platform – and then evangelizes that successful integration to the appropriate technical communities. The CenturyLink Cloud Development Center, based in Bellevue, Washington, is the center of datacenter automation for CenturyLink. CenturyLink’s mission is to provide world-class ...
Position: Jr. PR Account Executive Location: Dade County Status: Freelance to Full Time Estimated Duration: Ongoing Starts: Within the Week Rate: $19-$22/HR $40K-45K DOE Job Description: Our client, a fast growing boutique PR agency HQ in NY is seeking to find a top notch Jr. PR Account Executive to join their Miami team! Must be available to start within the week! *Must have samples of ...
Apply Today - Immediate Openings!! G3 Acquisitions has an immediate need for a PR & Marketing Communications Associate to join our growing team. We offer a competitive compensation package, excellent benefits and room for advancement! We are a rapidly-growing promotional marketing company, applying a customer-friendly, direct, results-driven approach to our marketing research and sales. Because ...
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING CAREER WITH UNLIMITED GROWTH POTENTIAL? We are one of the LEADING marketing firms providing exceptional service to large corporations in the COLUMBIA, MD area. We recently expanded and are looking to fill positions in multiple departments. These positions are ENTRY LEVEL to begin with RAPID advancement OPPORTUNITY: 
Account Management Marketing Representative Ca...

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