Public Affairs Specialists serve as the primary communication link between an organization and the media, the public, and government agencies. They also help to communicate information to an internal audience. Public Affairs Specialists offer insight about how to respond to the media regarding appropriate messages and mediums. They respond to inquiries from the public and the media, answering general questions and providing copies of public records.
Public Affairs Specialists are generally expected to have a Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field. They are also required to have several years of experience in public relations work or legislative affairs.