PR Executive Ranks #7 on Most Stressful Jobs List: Not Surprised

By on Saturday, April 14, 2012

Public relations executive ranked #7 on Careercast’s most stressful jobs list. The authors noted:

This very competitive field, which often includes highly visible, tight deadlines, keeps stress at high-levels for specialists. Some PR executives are required to interact with potentially hostile members of the media, especially after a disaster.

While most nonprofit pr pros probably don’t make a six-figure salary, the stress level in the profession is real. Tight deadlines, media shifts, and demanding jobs can make the profession a pressure cooker. To make media relations even more challenging, newspaper reporter and broadcaster both made the top 10 worst careers list this year.

What do you do to deal with stress in your job?

Ami Neiberger-Miller is a public relations strategist and writer. She is the founder of Steppingstone LLC, a virtual and independent public relations practice near Washington, D.C. that provides public relations counsel, social media advice, writing services, and creative design work for publications and websites (portfolio). Ami blogs frequently about media relations, social media, public relations and other issues. She also reviews books on her blog about public relations, nonprofit life, work-family balance and social media practice. Follow her on Twitter @AmazingPRMaven.

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