How to become a
Press & PR Officer

Estimated salary £29,000
Top location Greater London & South East

Evolution of a Press & PR Officer



1+ years

Press & PR


3+ years

Public Affairs


7+ years

What's it really like?

Is it right for me?

  • If you’re a creative communicator and enjoy building long lasting relationships with people.

  • Confident in your ability to get to know people quickly and adapt to a number of environments.

  • Natural born organiser who can keep track of multiple tasks.

  • Thrive under pressure and enjoy being challenged.

  • Flexible approach to working, willingness to learn more and go out of your comfort zone.

Necessary qualifications

  • Most candidates will have a relevant degree (e.g. English, Communications, Business Management, Marketing etc.)

  • Post graduate degrees are not a necessity but can help you to stand out from the crowd.

  • The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has a list of qualifications that you can consider taking.

Useful additional experience

  • Utilising PR and communications to raise brand awareness and projects.

  • Planning publicity strategies and campaigns that have gained notable amounts of attention.

Day to day

  • Monitoring the public and media’s attention of your organisation or current campaign.

  • Writing and editing press releases, newsletters, website content and social media updates.

  • Developing sound relationships with members of the media and stakeholders.

  • Working on community relationships through events and involvement in community lead initiatives.

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