Ned Lundquist has been publishing Ned’s Job of the Week (JOTW) newsletter for the better part of 20 years. Every week it’s filled with job opportunities in PR, public affairs and media – it’s a great place to find a PR job.
I don’t really remember how it happened, but somehow Ned and I got linked up and had an idea to run a survey of his subscribers. His subscribers are experienced professionals too – close to 90% of his subscribers have 11 or more years of experience. The survey results would provide industry benchmarks and ignite a constructive professional conversation.
It feels like we blinked, and the survey is now in its fifth year. In subsequent years, we’ve invited readers of this blog (and newsletter) to the survey and so I’m writing to ask for your help:
If you work in comms, please consider taking the survey here.
A few notes about the survey this year,
First, it should only take about 10 minutes to complete – and you can obtain a copy of the results when they go live.
Second, there are prizes too! Three winners will be selected at random for a gift card giveaway (valued at $100, $50 and $25, respectively). Every year we notify a winner who invariably writes back to say, “I never win anything!”
Third, there’s a whacky logic question up first in an effort to defeat the bots (I really wish Survey Monkey would do something about this problem, like add a Captcha!). But it’s always fun to see who gets the right answer.
Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention we’ve got an incredible lineup of contributors again this year. In alphabetical order, the contributors include:
- Gini Dietrich of Spin Sucks
- Karen Swim of Word for Hire, LLC and the Solo PR Pro community
- Michelle Garrett of Garrett Public Relations
- Shonali Burke, CMO, Arena Stage and Adjunct Professor at John Hopkins University
- Stacey Miller, Senior Director, Communications at Auto Care Association
Be sure to subscribe to Ned’s Job of the Week (JOTW) weekly newsletter – and watch for the results in a few weeks. It’s free to peruse for job seekers and free to post jobs for employers!
If you’d like to see the results of previous surveys, you can find them on SlideShare: 2018 edition, 2019 edition, 2020 edition and 2021 edition. And you can find 30 or so blog posts I’ve written about the survey results over the years all neatly categorized under the blog tag JOTW.
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