Searching for PR jobs? Then let us guide you through some of the requirements of the role, and also what you can expect from a PR job.
PR is a varied and rewarding sector to work in, so it's no surprise it's one of the most popular communications jobs.
What You Need
Public relations is a competitive marketing sector, so having relevant experience is usually very high on the list of requirements. This may seem to make it impossible to break into the sector - but that's certainly not the case! PR internships are commonly offered, often by prestigious PR agencies, so gaining experience in this way is always an option.
Another essential skill in any public relations job is copywriting. If your literacy knowledge is anything other than excellent then this may not be the marketing job for you! This is because one of your primary duties will be writing adverts, speeches, statements and articles - indeed any element of content marketing.
Alongside this, you will also need to have great rapport and relationship building skills. Whether it's with journalists, media outlets or key stakeholders of the business, you'll be in regular contact via email, telephone and in person. As a PR professional you'll need to build strong professional relationships to ensure your promotional material gets as much positive exposure as possible.
What You Can Expect
In a more junior position, such as PR Executive, PR Account Manager or PR Officer, your salary is likely to be in the region of £20-£25,000, though this is often higher in the larger London-based agencies. Once you progress to the level of PR Manager, this rises to between £40,000 and £60,000, making PR jobs some of the most well-paid positions in the marketing industry.
Working in public relations is a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment, with tight deadlines and some crisis management in the case of a negative news story. But, that also makes it an exciting and rewarding industry to work in, with the huge sense of achievement that comes from a job well done.
PR also offeres a number of opportunities to get out of the office. You may be organising press conferences and product launch events, and attending them too of course! You may also be called upon to attend other industry events on behalf of your company, in order to keep abreast of all developments in your sector, and also meet and build relationships with new media contacts.
Take a look below at all the PR jobs we currently have available on our site. If you still can't find the one for you, make sure you sign up for email alerts, so you're the first to know about new PR jobs as they're added. Good luck with your job search!