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.

Job Responsibilities:

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.

Hometown: Anchorage.

A beloved Song: Living by Dierks Bentley

Education:

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!