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A Day in the Life
Public Relations specialists communicate with the public on behalf of companies, businesses, individuals, politicians, or government agencies. They essentially spread their employers’ or clients’ messages or campaigns to the public, using media outlets as a means to do so. They are responsible for growing, shaping, and maintaining a company’s reputation and brand.
Some of their typical responsibilities include drafting press releases and pitches, building relationships with new media contacts, and tracking and analyzing media coverage to inform future campaigns.
Skills You'll Need
Ability to deal with the public and media regularly
Ability to manage several events at the same time and multitask
Exceptional interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Superb writing skills and ability to write well-organized and clear press releases and speeches
Industries You'll Work In
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