We surveyed 703 publicists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical publicist. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a publicist?
Working as a publicist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a publicist?
A career as a publicist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a publicist?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a publicist.
Do publicists work full-time or part-time?
76% of publicists work in full-time roles while 24% work part-time.
Is being a publicist stressful?
Stress is very commonplace for publicists, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a publicist?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a publicist.
How competitive is the workplace for publicists?
Publicists see mild competition in their workplace.
Does being a publicist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Publicists will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are publicists allowed to express themselves creatively?
Publicists are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.
Do publicists have control over the direction of their work?
Publicists tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a publicist physically demanding?
Work as a publicists is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.
Are publicists exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, publicists tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being a publicist require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a publicist.
Does being a good publicist require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a publicist.