Public Relations Specialist

A public relations specialist career could be for you if…
Your skills include active listening, speaking and reading comprehension.
Your interests can be described as enterprising, artistic and social.
Your values include working conditions, independence and achievement.

Career Overview

A public relations specialist in the forest industry is responsible for managing external communications and the public perception of the industry or business's operations and their effect on the environment, economy, and communities. This job includes writing press releases or news articles, creating social and digital media content, and creating strategies to respond to positive or negative current events that involve the company or industry. Public relations specialists mainly work indoors in an office environment but will also spend some time outdoors in a manufacturing facility gathering information or content.

Other job titles include: communications specialist, community relations coordinator, corporate communications specialist, information and communications specialist, media relations specialist, public affairs specialist, public information officer, public information specialist, public relations coordinator (PR coordinator), public relations specialist (PR specialist).

Education and Training

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.


National Average Annual Salary
$38,630.00 - $128,450.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$18.57 - $61.75
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