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Public Relations or PR is a management function that involves a two way communication for creating a mutual understanding between the organization and its public. Public Relation focuses on building and managing relationships with those who play a key role in the success of the company.

Methods or tools used in PR jobs are:
  • Publics Targeting- This method involves identifying the target audience and communicating the necessary messages to them.
  • Lobby Groups- These are established to represent a particular interest and influence a government policy or public opinion.
  • Meet and Greet- This method is used by organizations to introduce themselves to third parties or different members of the public.
A public relations director job includes implementing the above methods effectively so that the organization gains a good reputation. The PR director of an organization needs to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Develop operational plans for public relations.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients, customers or public related to the company.
  • Work closely with promotion department heads to develop promotional strategies.
  • Creating press releases for the company.
  • Maintaining and updating information in company’s website.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with media people.
  • Organizing press conferences.
  • Speaking to the public, media or other interested organizations on behalf of the company.
  • Implementing public relations strategies.
  • Maintaining a favorable image of the company in front of the public.
  • Reporting to the vice president of the company when required.
  • Developing and managing the budget for public relations of the company.
  • Developing strategies for effective internal communications.
  • Maintaining good relations with stakeholders or investors of the company.
Educational qualifications required for PR director jobs:
  1. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public relations or journalism.
  2. Knowledge of advertising.
  3. Computer literacy.
Skills set for PR director jobs:
  1. Communication skills, both verbal and written.
  2. Interpersonal skills.
  3. Technical and creative writing ability.
  4. Ability to connect to target audience and influence them.
  5. Creativity.
  6. Confidence.
  7. Quick learners and thinkers.
  8. Leadership qualities.
  9. Ability to work as a member of a team.
  10. Organizational skills.
Any person applying for PR director jobs must have an experience of a minimum of two years in the same field from a reputed organization.

Training in PR director jobs is the option of an individual organization. Companies may or may not require employees to be trained for PR director jobs. Usually companies ask the employees who have opted for PR director jobs to undergo training to improve their skills, competence and for their professional development.

Good compensation packages are offered for PR director jobs. The salary offered for such jobs depends upon the following factors:
A large organization offers a good salary to a well qualified and an experienced candidate. An inexperienced person will be offered a low salary. In addition, in PR director jobs several benefits are also offered. These benefits may include bonuses, personal insurance, travelling allowance, paid holidays etc.

Employment of PR directors is expected to grow because every company needs them for maintaining a good public image. PR directors bridge the gap that exists between an organization and its employees or between an organization and its customers and investors.
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