What Is a Communications Specialist?

A communications specialist writes, reviews or moderates any communications issued by their employer. The job duties of a communications specialist vary based on their employer and their industry.

A communications specialist who works for a politician focuses on writing speeches, streamlining the politician’s message and handling with media requests. In contrast, a communications specialist who works for a corporation may oversee all social media messages and advertising to ensure that the company’s statements accurately reflect its brand.

Communications specialists can oversee all of an organization’s communication on their own, or they can work as part of a team under a communications director.