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Press Secretary Resume

Press Secretaries are considered public relations specialists and are responsible for maintaining and transmitting a positive image of the organization towards the public and media representatives. Press Secretaries usually work in governmental agencies and act as the organization's spokesperson. A good Press Secretary must have excellent communication skills, the ability to deliver an effective speech in public and must be able to respond to press inquires and provide relevant information about the agency's projects. However, job responsibilities might vary depending on the type of governmental agency or official they work for.

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Press Secretary Resume Sample

Alice Hamilton
Shaw Main Street, Washington

Contact information

Name: Alice Hamilton
Address: Shaw Main Street, Washington
E-mail: joey.geller@example.com
Birth date: 26.02.1977
Marital Status: Married
Children: One
Driver's License: B category, 1998

Introduction

A Press Secretary acts as a senior adviser and is in charged with providing support to governmental officials or organizations in media related issues and promoting a positive public image.

Objective

Looking for a position as a Press Secretary where I can use my public relations knowledge and skills to fulfill my job responsibilities and increase the organization's notoriety.

Summary

Enthusiastic, dynamic and experienced Press Secretary with excellent communication skills and a positive attitude I am looking forward to face new challenges and fight for the organization's best interests.

Skills and qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Professional appearance and behavior
  • Presentation skills and excellent manners
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Analytical thinking and strategic planning
  • Creativity and dedication
  • Results oriented and problem solver
  • Attention to details
  • Highly organized
  • Able to perform under pressure
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Self motivated and driven
  • Multi-tasking abilities
Work experience

Press Secretary, White House, 2006-present

Duties and responsibilities

  • Organizing and sustaining press conferences and public speeches
  • Answering to all media inquires
  • Providing pertinent information about the administration's projects
  • Promoting a positive public image of the administration and its officials
  • Writing press releases
  • Acting as a liaison between the White House and the public
  • Acting as a spokesperson for White House
  • Establishing and developing positive relationships with media representatives
  • Coordinating distribution of information and communication
Vice President of Public Relations, Pepco, 1998-2005

Duties and responsibilities

  • Planned, organized and managed all public relations activities
  • Established, developed and implemented the company's PR strategies
  • Developed and implemented new communication ideas, proposals and strategies
  • Formulated and implemented the PR policies and objectives within the company
  • Coordinated and collaborated with all of the staff from the Marketing department
  • Participated at conferences and public events
  • Organized and implemented public relations campaigns
Education and training

Master's Degree in Audio-Visual Journalism, University of Washington
Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations and Communication, University of Washington

Achievements and affiliations

Member of the Senate Press Secretaries Association

Areas of interest

Public Relations
English Literature
Marketing

References

References are available upon request

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