Public relations professional

Public relations professionals plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities that promote the image and understanding of an organisation and its products or services to consumers, businesses, members of the public and other specified audiences.

Tasks

  • Develops and implements tools to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of public relations exercises.
  • Addresses individuals, clients and other target groups through meetings, presentations, the media and other events to enhance the public image of an organisation.
  • Writes, edits and arranges for the effective distribution of press releases, newsletters and other public relations material.
  • Discusses issues of business strategy, products, services and target client base with senior colleagues to identify public relations requirements.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 9% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£21,694

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for public relations professional is £21,694

1,360 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,360. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for public relations professional roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £21,694 per year. That is about £1,808 per month or £11.13 per hour. New workers generally start on £13,874, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,544

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,360 people are employed in the region.

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