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Press Secretaries handle crucial communication tasks for diverse industries, governments and other organizations. Sample resumes in this field highlight duties such as providing on-the-record comments and off-the-record background for the mayor, serving as the chief spokesperson and media liaison for the mayor, preparing the mayor for interviews with talking points and briefing materials, and handling day-to-day communications operations, both internal and external, for the mayor's office. Example resumes show that a bachelor's degree in a related field is required for becoming a Press Secretary.

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1

Press Secretary

Oversaw the press operations for the agency, reporting directly to the secretary and the governor's communications office.

  • Wrote news releases, editorials and public relations plans.
  • Planned events and prepared briefings and remarks for the secretary and the senior staff as well as the governor.
  • Responded to media inquiries and prepared media plans.
  • Managed a staff of three.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Political Science
2

Press Secretary

Represented the DEP and responded to media requests from state and national media outlets on all Florida environmental issues.

  • Assisted DEP Leadership in creation of communications policy, including crisis communications and promotion of Florida's natural resources.
  • Developed and advised DEP Leadership on media relations strategies.
  • Created press releases, statements, and speeches for DEP Secretary.
  • Coordinated groundbreaking and other public outreach events for Governor, DEP Secretary, and other dignitaries.
  • Supervised Public Information Officers and support staff.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
English
3

Co-founder/press Secretary/rooftop Event Planner

With 5 partners, co-founded this annual 2 week-long metropolitan festival of cutting-edge performances by Arizona-based and international theater companies and performance artists, introducing audiences to new kinds of live performance experiences.

  • Designed and executed artist recruitment and marketing plans, created festival schedules, researched venues, facilitated artist rehearsals, and managed performance venues.
  • Acted as the Festival's Press Secretary.
  • Helped create and manage festival financial budget by assisting grant writing, soliciting donors and sponsors, and coordinating fundraising events.
  • Served on artistic steering committee that evaluated project and script proposals based on specific
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BA
Acting, Directing, And Design
Management / Theatre For Young Audiences
4

Press Secretary

Fostered and maintained positive image of the Mayor by communicating with members of print, broadcast, and new media.

  • Created a platform for successful communication by preparing briefing material - including memos, talking points and remarks - for public events, interviews and press conferences.
  • Wrote press releases, statements, and media advisories for public events.
  • Worked with the Director of Policy and Communications to devise long-term communications strategy for the Mayor, as well as departments and agencies.
  • Organized press conferences for the Mayor with department and agency staff, non-profit and business partners.
  • Coordinated city's messaging with Incident Commanders to the public during emergencies, including blizzards, hurricanes, and flooding.
  • Engaged with members of city departments as well as state and local counterparts to plan emergency management strategies including marketing campaigns, event planning and after-action meetings.
  • Prepared the Mayor's weekly newsletter, the Rawlings-Blake Review, which covered wide-ranging topics including health, economic development, and crime.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Liberal Arts
5

Press Secretary

Worked with state and local units of government to achieve legislative initiatives

  • Drafted press releases, audio feeds and cable tapings for multiple Indiana State Representatives
  • Organized bi-weekly interviews for statewide media
  • Analyzed and reported on legislation affected local government
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Communications
Government Task Force
6

Acting Press Secretary

Managed all aspects of media coverage for internet, TV, radio and newsprint. Compiled and disseminated daily press coverage.

  • Wrote numerous op-eds and press releases covered by prominent district wide news outlets
  • Composed monthly newsletter that reached over 1,000 constituents
  • Produced talking points and scripts for local broadcast television productions and monthly public services announcements
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BA
English
7

Press Secretary

  • Managed all press and public relations for six members of the House of Representatives
  • Planned community outreach events and initiatives and ensured appropriate media coverage
  • Produced and ensured publication of press, constituent, and opinion/editorial communications
  • Designed constituent mass mailings and newsletters using photo editing and layout software
  • Produced and managed video, audio, web-based, photographic, and social media
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
History
BA
International Affairs
8

Press Secretary, John Eaves - Candidate

  • Created and implemented comprehensive public relations strategies for the campaigns of two public office candidates, accompanying both individuals on all engagements and public appearances both locally and throughout the state
  • Prepared speeches and press releases to clearly outline campaign goals and state political and policy positions
  • Arranged interviews with all print, television, and radio entities on both the local and state level while working closely with field team members to ensure documentation of all candidate appearances by local media outlets
  • Coordinated visits and appearances at schools, restaurants, panel meetings, churches, and town hall gatherings
  • Held responsibility for all media relations functions including news releases, media inquiries, and website updates
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
Communications
MA
Public Administration
PhD
Public Policy And Administration
9

Press Secretary

  • Handled all press inquiries for congressman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1984
  • Wrote and issued press releases; organized press conferences and arranged interviews with reporters
  • Monitored all local and national press coverage and briefed congressman and legislative staff on all media reports
  • Wrote content of, designed and secured printer for annual newsletters; wrote e-newsletters
  • Provided daily content updates to congressman’s Web site
  • Coordinated all print, radio and online advertising for congressman’s annual town hall meetings
  • Drafted talking points for public service announcements, editorial board meetings and speaking engagements
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
History
MA
Master of Arts
10

Assistant Press Secretary

  • Assisted with development and implementation of detailed baseline project plans; Communicated status issues and risks to project stakeholders and maintained project documentation.
  • Drafted key fact documents, press releases and media advisories on an as-needed basis.
  • Managed and responded to day-to-day general press inquiries and requests.
  • Assisted with logistics when scheduling interviews, organizing press conferences and availabilities, and media briefings for CEO and Founder.
  • Oversaw selection of associates for Communications Team and supervised associates and assignments.
  • Attended and coordinated promotion of organizations' events at 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Sociology

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