Find public relations jobs by looking in professional associations, trade publications and recruiters that specialize in PR; here’s a list.
In early 2011, I published a blog post with “20 places to look for a PR job.” Many of the sources and websites I listed then are gone today – and the links were broken.
I started out trying to fix that post, but it required so much work, I decided it would be better to just start over. The timing is right too as there are a lot of people that will need help.
When I wrote that original post in 2011, the unemployment rate was 8.9%. As I write this post currently, we’re closing in on unthinkable 20% unemployment. Hopefully, it doesn’t last long, and the economy makes a speedy recovery.
To that end, this post is aimed at helping both job seekers and employers in PR and communications find resources for finding or fulfilling job listings. If you have a resource that isn’t listed here, please send me a note or leave a comment on this post so I can look into adding it.
1. Ned’s Job of the Week: http://www.nedsjotw.com/
(JOTW) is a free email newsletter sent once a week on Monday that curates job listings subscribers send in. It’s free to subscribe and free to list jobs if you are seeking to fill a vacancy – just email Ned Lundquist: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ned also offers a one-paragraph pitch – this is a chance to pitch yourself — in one paragraph — in the newsletter. It’s first-come-first-serve. This week’s newsletter contained more than 90 jobs and you can view the archive here.
Professional Groups and PR Associations
There are many associations dedicated to PR and communications. These organizations can be a source of networking and training. If there’s an association I missed that would be helpful to job seekers or employers, please do reach out and let me know.
2. Public Relations Society of America: https://jobs.prsa.org/
Also, keep an eye out for listings and events from your local chapter. For example, the PRSA Chapter of Georgia has a careers page.
3. International Association of Business Communicators: https://jobs.iabc.com/
IABC also has local chapters (like the Atlanta Chapter) that may have additional local resources for job seekers or employers.
4. PR Council: http://careercenter.prcouncil.net/ (formerly the Council of PR Firms)
5. American Marketing Association: https://jobs.ama.org/
6. The Association for Women in Communications: https://awc.careerwebsite.com/
7. Hispanic Public Relations Association: https://hpra-usa.org/pages/jobs/
Public Relations Trade Publications
Trade publications are full of news and views about emerging trends – but some of them also offer job boards. Here’s a list of those publications with dedicated career sites.
8. PR Week https://careers.prweekus.com/
The link above goes to the US version – there’s also a UK version: https://www.prweek.com/uk/prweekjobs
9. PR News: https://jobs.prnewsonline.com/
10. O’Dwyer’s: https://jobs.odwyerpr.com/
11. Ragan: https://www.ragan.com/category/jobs/
This not a job board, but the publication does run an occasional story that lists several job opportunities. You can find these quickly by searching for “jobs” on the website. These are often syndicated on the sibling site PR Daily.
Advertising and Marketing Trade Publications
There’s overlap between marketing and communications, so be sure to check the marketing and advertising trade publications too. Here’s a list of publications with job boards.
12. AdAge: https://careers.adage.com/
13. Adweek: https://jobs.adweek.com/
14. MediaPost: https://www.mediapost.com/jobs/
15. AdExchanger: https://careers.adexchanger.com/
16. A.List Daily: https://www.alistdaily.com/careers/
17. Target Marketing: https://jobs.targetmarketingmag.com/
18. The Drum: https://www.thedrum.com/jobs/
Lots of UK stuff in The Drum, as you might expect, but the publication has US-based reporters and US coverage too.
This site didn’t quite fit anywhere else, so I gave it a category of its own. Hopefully, I can add to this category in the future.
19. PR Crossing: https://www.prcrossing.com/
19.1. Remote PR Jobs: https://www.remoteprjobs.com/
Political Comms Jobs
If you are interested in politics, several sites list jobs. Note that these sites don’t exclusively list comms jobs, but you will find press secretary positions for politicians and communications positions for associations and lobbying groups.
20. Roll Call: https://www.rcjobs.com/ (leans right)
21. The Hill: https://thehill.com/resources/classifieds/employer (leans left)
22. Hill Zoo: http://hillzoo.com/
23. Washington Networking Group: https://washingtonnetworkgroup.com/career-help/job-postings/
Recruiters Specializing in PR and Marcom
Here are a few of the recruiting shops focused on PR and communications. Some of these do serve the broader marketing community but will carry requisitions for communications. If you are a recruiter and want to be listed, please feel free to drop me a message.
24. BAP Executive Search: https://www.bapsearch.com/
25. Paladin: https://www.paladinstaff.com/jobs/job-results/
26. Spring Associates: https://springassociates.com/
27. PR Talent: https://prtalent.com/jobs/
28. Phifer & Company: https://phifercompany.com/global/
29. Heyman Associates: https://www.heymanassociates.com
30. Bloom Gross & Associates: www.bloomgross.com
31. Melinda Holm & Associates: https://www.melindaholm.com
32. Wills Consulting Associates: https://www.wca-executivesearch.com
33. Patch and Associates: https://patchassociates.com
34. Lynn Hazan & Associates: https://lhazan.com
35: McKinley Marketing Partners: https://mckinleymarketingpartners.com
36. MarketPro: https://marketproinc.com/
37. Linsey Careers: https://linseycareers.com
38. Travaille: www.travaille.com
39. Robert Half International: https://www.roberthalf.com/jobs/public-relations
Commercial Job Sites
The following are your standard job sites. With a few exceptions, these are usually better for finding mid-to-junior level positions. Many have good reports on salary information so it’s worth checking around to see what you can find.
40. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/
41. Ladders: https://www.theladders.com/ (for experienced-to-senior jobs)
42. Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/
43. Zip Recruiter: https://www.ziprecruiter.com
44. WayUp: https://www.wayup.com/ (for internships and entry-level jobs)
45. SimplyHired: https://www.simplyhired.com/
46. Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com/ (also doubles as a review site on employers)
47. Monster: https://www.monster.com/
48. Career Builder: https://www.careerbuilder.com
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Is there a resource I missed? Please give me a shout.
Also, if you are wondering, I’ve used naked links here because I think that makes it a) easier for job seekers to find the link they want and b) easier for me to update links when they inevitably break.
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