We surveyed 657 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?

Low

High

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?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

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?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a publicist.

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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?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for publicists, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a publicist?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a publicist.

How competitive is the workplace for publicists?

Low

High

Publicists see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a publicist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Publicists will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are publicists allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, publicists tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a publicist require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a publicist.

Does being a good publicist require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a publicist.