Public Relations Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+9.2% (as fast as the average)


What Public Relations Managers Do

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client.

Other Job Titles Public Relations Managers May Have

Communications Director, Communications Manager, Community Relations Director, Development Director, Public Affairs Director, Public Relations Director (PR Director), Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Director of Communication ,

United Nations Development Programme

As the director of communications, I'm in charge of the ways in which we talk about our mission and organizing the mechanisms that enable us to drive change on a global scale. I tell the stories and show people what's possible.

Senior Public Programs & Education Manager ,

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Morning check in with the team on current initiatives, mid-morning organizational meeting or connections with potential program/education partners. Afternoon program evaluation and long term planning.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Assign, supervise, and review the activities of public relations staff.
  • Confer with labor relations managers to develop internal communications that keep employees informed of company activities.
  • Design and edit promotional publications, such as brochures.
  • Develop and maintain the company's corporate image and identity, which includes the use of logos and signage.
  • Develop, implement, or maintain crisis communication plans.

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