Public Affairs Specialist Resume Examples & Templates

Kellie Hanna, CPRW
By Kellie Hanna, CPRW, Career Advice Expert Last Updated: December 05, 2022
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Public affairs specialists are the connection between organizations and the general public. This important role can help repair a company’s reputation and directly impact their bottom line. Everyone from private companies to the armed forces and nonprofits enlists their help to manage public perception. This is especially important during a crisis situation, so performing well under pressure is a great skill to emphasize for hiring managers.

While there is no such thing as a typical day for a public affairs specialist, some duties include scheduling interviews, choosing photography for news stories, crafting press releases, and speaking to journalists. Use your resume to point out your excellent verbal and written communication skills along with specific ways you’ve worked to improve the public’s opinion of your previous employers.

Our public affairs specialist resume templates will help you build a resume in our resume builder that shows why you’re the perfect candidate for the job.

Public Affairs Specialist cover letter sample to grasp what’s needed for that other crucial job application document.

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Trevor McLaughlin

123 Fake Street
City, State, Zip Code
Cell: 000-000-0000


Skilled Public Affairs Specialist dedicated to the assessment of public perception and the implementation of strategic public relation plans. Adept at conducting market research and assessing company status, managing social network outreach, and marketing coordination. Specialize in the formulation of synthesized regional and national public affairs campaigns.


  • Public relation plans
  • Market analysis
  • Product launch and lifecycle
  • Press materials
  • Advertisement purchasing
  • Project management
  • Analytical
  • Independent

Work Experience

July 2000 to April 2004 Company Name–City, State Public Affairs Specialist

  • Assisted with product launches, the development of promotional materials, and the formulation of integrated campaigns
  • Coordinated and organized public affairs campaigns with marketing
  • Developed pitches and arranged for interviews
  • Developed press releases and other press materials, facilitated their distribution

July 2000 to April 2004 Cityland Public–City, State Public Affairs Specialist

  • Prepared and managed institutional communication campaigns and directed advertisement purchases
  • Conducted market research on potential advertising campaigns and assessed the progress and success of current campaigns
  • Directed and managed social media campaigns July 2000 to April 2004 Barwin Relations–City, State Public Affairs Specialist
  • Produced and designed certain public relations materials and facilitated communication and community interaction
  • Directed the purchase of advertising in television, newspaper, and magazines, and oversaw the implementation of marketing plans
  • Managed various internal projects including the development of promotional materials and public outreach


1999 Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Science in Marketing