When I worked in Public Relations: A Blogger’s Perspective
BY CAROL CAIN
The Adventures of NYC Mama
When I was in college all I wanted to study was Journalism, after I wanted to be an actor, singer, and fashion designer. But I couldn’t because I worked in a full-time position during the day, when all the Journalism courses were taking place. So, I settled for a degree in Communications.
My position was never an executive one, I never managed a staff, I was more the person who pitched, much like the public relations people who pitch me today. I handled media alerts, press releases, and a whole mess of yucky work, like events, compiling info from Lexis Nexus, and looking up contact from Burrelles, etc. Yet, I had a nice salary, and though I didn’t work for an agency who could afford large client perks, it had its moments. Read More »