Job Description: The Army public affairs specialist participates in and assists with the supervision and administration of Army public affairs programs primarily through news releases, newspaper articles, Web-based material and photographs for use in military and civilian news media. Job duties include: research, prepare and disseminate news releases, articles, web-based material and photographs on Army personnel and activities; gather information for military news programs and publications within your unit and around the Army; develop ideas for news articles; arrange and conduct interviews; write news releases, feature articles and editorials; conduct media training.

  • Branch Branch: Army
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  • Desinnation Designation: 46Q
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $42,023
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: GT: 107
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Arts & Media
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Pros: Flexibility, Report to one boss, photography

Cons: Finding new ideas, have to be careful what training exercise you are trying to write or capture with your camera


Everyday is a new day, I come and go as I please because I cover so many training events and community events with our community partners. I attend multiple meetings and briefs, also I am the social media manager and media relations personnel, we write multiple news articles for the local paper and stories. The hardest part of the job is finding new ideas to write about and capture with your camera. You have to think outside the box and be creative.