Searching for communications jobs? Then let us guide you through some of the requirements for the role, and also what you can expect from a communications job.
Communications is a varied and rewarding sector to work in, so it's no surprise it's one of the most popular PR jobs.
What You Need
When applying to communications jobs, experience in a similar role will always be beneficial. Ideally this will come from a specialist communications role, however many more generalist positions such as Marketing Executive may have communications aspects that you can transfer into a specialist role.
What will always be required is excellent copywriting skills and English language knowledge. There's no place for grammar errors in a communications job! Your copy needs to be engaging and memorable, and suited to a variety of media including web pages, blogs, social media and magazine articles to name a few. You will be presenting news and products verbally too, so good presentation and public speaking abilities will be necessary to secure a job in this sector.
As with many marketing roles, a communications job may be with an agency, in which case you will work on behalf of a range of companies who outsource their communications work to you. This means your role is more varied, but also more challenging as you must become an expert in several fields. You'll also need to be extremely organised and able to manage several projects at once - a skill that will be required in in-house roles too.
What You Can Expect
The typical salary of a Communications Executive is usually £25,000 - £30,000 - depending on your experience and the size of the company. This rises to circa £40,000 when you reach the level of Communications Manager, while Head of Communications roles can pay up to £60,000. So, it is certainly a career path you can grow with for many years.
In a communications job, your duties are likely to include a lot of copywriting, for publication in a range of media, both on- and offline. You may also be charged with planning and attending events, such as product launches, and with conducting and anlaysing customer feedback surveys. There may also be some internal communications tasks, keeping your own colleagues informed and up to date with all developments.
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