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2016 Public Relations Entry-level Jobs

If you know how to put a positive spin on things, then you’ll likely find your niche with entry-level jobs in public relations. Public relations managers and/or specialists are typically employed by one or more clients who wish to maintain a positive public image. Often referred to as “spin doctors,” public relations professionals know how to do damage control when a client makes a mistake or is being seen in an unfavorable light and, even when things are good, work to present a positive image for a client. Clients might include large businesses or corporations or individuals within the public eye, such as celebrities, politicians and more.

On average, a public relations manager will bring home a whopping $91,810 per year, while a public relations specialist will bring home a still-nice $52,090 per year. The main difference between the two positions, other than pay, is that managers typically assume leadership roles in which they may manage multiple clients and/or other public relations professionals, while specialists typically deal only with one client at a time or work behind the scenes instead of directly with clients.

No matter which of these jobs in public relations you go after, however, all signs point to a bright, stable future. The need for people to fill managerial public relations entry-level jobs is expected to grow 16% between now and the year 2020, while the need for public relations specialists should grow by an impressive 23%.

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Comerica | Dallas TX
Media Relations Market Manager I The Media Relations Market Manager I will be responsible managing media relations and social media efforts for Comerica's Texas, Arizona and Florida markets. This role will deliver strong results through media exposure and reputation management, and will have stro...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
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