Meet Josh Edge, media relations specialist for GCI. He says PRSA’s network of pros, resources and learning opportunities has helped him make a smooth transition from journalism to public relations over the past five years. The curiosity and connections that fuel his career also translate to professional development ideas that he shares as a member of the chapter’s programming committee.
I’m responsible for much of GCI’s external-facing content, including press releases, op-eds, interviews, crisis communications, newsletters and blog posts. I also lead GCI’s media relations efforts, pitching stories to everything from local and statewide news organizations to national trade and industry publications.
A beloved Song: Living by Dierks Bentley
Bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communications from University of Alaska Anchorage (2010)
How does membership in PRSA assist you?
Aside from the obvious benefit of connecting with a lot of other fantastic public relations professionals in Alaska, I really enjoy the professional development and knowledge sharing opportunities available through PRSA. I began my transition from journalism to public relations about five years ago and truly didn’t realize how much I didn’t know. Through PRSA Alaska’s monthly professional development programs, CommEx, PRSA newsletter articles and insight from other PR pros, I’ve learned a lot and have been able to get settled and grow in my new(ish) career path.
PRSA Alaska Volunteering
I started volunteering for PRSA Alaska in March 2022 as part of its programming committee, helping organize its monthly professional development programs. It has been a wonderful opportunity to connect with and work more closely with PR colleagues from a variety of organizations across Alaska. I wish I’d started sooner!