What does a Public Affairs Specialist Manager do?

Public affairs specialists work in government agencies or private companies to promote services and inform the public by creating informative materials. They work with media and communication groups on current issues or crises. They develop news articles by conducting interviews with appropriate people or experts and gathering information from relevant sources. When working in crisis communication, they deal with media during emergencies or problematic incidents. They train peers and appropriate staff members with skills and tips for speaking to the press and inform them of protocols while presenting possible interview scenarios.

Public affairs specialists act as spokespeople and develop and maintain relationships with beat reporters and other media members. They provide content and write articles for internal and external outreach, including email blasts, social media, and outreach to relevant past and present members, including alumni. Public affairs specialists need a bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, business, or related fields.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Public Affairs Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£35,749 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£23K
Median: £36K
£56K
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Public Affairs Specialist Manager Career Path

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Cancer Research UKCancer Research UK
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14 Jul 2021

“Good name to have on your CV even if they didn’t pay interns at that time.”

Baylis Medical CompanyBaylis Medical Company
Reg Affairs Assistant
26 Oct 2021

“Good and good work life balances”

ATLATL
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
29 Sep 2021

“It’s a contract job and starting pay may not be as good as a permanent job”

SoftBankSoftBank
External Affairs
26 Jan 2021

“People are sharp and nice.”

CrodaCroda
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
27 Nov 2020

“Location is amazing but not directly near any big cities”

Titan Engineering And Automation
Regulatory Affairs
26 Jun 2021

“Excellent organization and one of the best place to work organizations”

John Swire & SonsJohn Swire & Sons
Public Affairs
6 May 2021

“Good work and life balance”

Akzo Nobel WorldwideAkzo Nobel Worldwide
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
23 Nov 2020

“Good for people that are well established in their career.”

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