The public relations manager is the liaison between an organization and the outside world. Specific areas of concentration are community relations, media relations, contact with the investment community, and how the organization communicates internally. Public relations managers may oversee a marketing plan and budget, coordinate input from the outside, hire help as needed, and field media questions and interviews. Public relations managers must review and coordinate all marketing programs to make sure they promote the organization's intended point of view.
Public relations managers are needed in all types or organizations, including public and private companies, non-profit entities, and government. Their overall goal is to promote a unified and positive external image.
A public relations manager must possess organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, comfort with public speaking, and good communication strategies. Public relations manager typically poses an advanced degree and need to possess strong knowledge of their field and organization.
Public Relations (PR) Manager Tasks
- Plan special events, conferences and parties.
- Coordinate initiatives with marketing, community and production.
- Outreach to press.
- Create podcasts, blogs and represent the company.
- Create and release publications for the press.