Strong Writing Skills Remain a Key Component in PR Industry
Anthony D’Angelo, public relations professor of practice at the Newhouse School, was quoted in a PR News story “Back to School: Employers Seek Strategy, Writing, Digital and Global Perspective from PR Students.”
As a new school year is approaching, new college graduates are preparing to enter the real world. This means new scientists, architects, social media experts and public relation specialists. It has been asked, what attributes will these soon to be college graduates need to obtain a job in the field of PR? As it has been for many years, writing is still one of the key components.
D’Angelo, a public relations specialist, says, “Employers I speak with regularly emphasize the same thing I tell my students: writing is the most important skill.” He adds, “Strong writing is obviously necessary for anyone who seeks to inform, promote or influence, but it’s also irrefutable evidence of strong thinking.”