Call for 2019 New Pros Committee Members

Application process closes Dec. 3

Are you looking to get more involved in San Diego’s public relations community? Do you have a passion to see your colleagues succeed while furthering your own PR skills? If so, then serving on the New Pros Committee is a great opportunity for you.

The Public Relations Society of America San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter New Professionals Committee welcomes PRSA members with fewer than five years of experience in the industry to apply for a position on the 2019 New Pros committee.

Consisting of seven members, the committee coordinates and oversees the organization’s monthly events, alternating between social mixers, educational panels and tours. They also manage and oversee the New Pros Mentor Program. For a full list of positions and descriptions, see below.

If you’re interested in a leadership role, please send your resume and cover letter to Jeanna Vazquez by Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.


This individual manages email and online communications between the committee and its members, including creating and sending monthly event communications. The communications chair should have a strong understanding of and interest in social media because he or she manages the New Pros Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


This individual attends monthly PRSA board meetings and communicates activity updates to the board and the New Pros committee. The board liaison should be a good public speaker and be interested in working closely with the PRSA board. He or she is responsible for planning New Pros committee meetings on a regular basis to ensure strong communication.


These two individuals plan and manage all New Pros events from concept to coordination to day-of management. These people must be detail-oriented, creative and good planners. Contacts in the restaurant industry are helpful when securing event partnerships and venues.


These two individuals oversee the New Pros mentor program. The mentor program is usually three to six months long, and the two co-chairs should be good communicators and enjoy coordinating gatherings.


This individual manages the finances of the New Pros group, including collecting fees at each event and facilitating reimbursements. This person must be organized, a skilled money manager and must report regularly to the rest of the committee and to the chapter treasurer. It is vital that this person attends all events to support registration and check-in.

*** Please note that you must be a PRSA chapter member to be eligible for a position on the New Pros Committee. All New Pros Committee members are responsible for brainstorming event ideas, assisting with planning and attending monthly events and programs. Events typically cost $10 to $15 to attend. The selected committee will serve a one-year term beginning in January 2019. The 2019 committee will be announced in December 2018. ***

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