Consultant, Healthcare

Posted Monday, June 12, 2017

Do you have a passion for healthcare? Are you interested in turning this passion into an opportunity to work with some of the largest pharmaceutical companies globally and not-for-profit organizations to positively influence patient outcomes?

If so, NATIONAL Public Relations wants to hear from you.

NATIONAL is employee recommended workplace and Canada’s leading public relations firm, and we’re in the midst of an exciting evolution, experiencing unprecedented growth in both scope and scale. As a result, we’re looking to grow the team in our Toronto healthcare practice by adding serious bench strength.

What we do

We connect clients to the people who matter most, with the right message, at the right time. Grounded in research, insight and deep sector understanding, we provide creative communications solutions that move people in thought and actions.

We bring together teams of discipline experts from across our network to deliver bold thinking that shapes businesses, communities and culture. For 40 years, we have been at the centre of issues and industries that matter, leading change for today and tomorrow.

What you will do

A key client team member, a Consultant reports to senior staff and supervises the work of more junior team members, and ensures that our clients are served with maximum efficiency.

  • Work in conjunction with consultants in handling the day-to-day client business
  • Act as key contact for clients; attend client meetings
  • Prepare for and participate in new business pitches and creative sessions
  • Develop additional business with existing clients
  • Assist in implementation of events and programs
  • Develop and manage budgets
  • Conduct media calls and build relationships with target audiences
  • Write materials for editing by senior staff
  • Proof read and edit work of junior staff
  • Provide on-site coordination at client events
  • Compile and manage data bases and lists
  • Manage supplier relationships for clients


The Ideal Candidate Profile

We need people who believe in our clients and are focused on their success.  At our core, our goal is simple: we hire great people who are passionate about what they do and want to help our clients succeed. Here’s how you’ll do that with us:

  • You’ll be ambitious – you want to work hard, have fun and help our team succeed.
  • You’re entrepreneurial, creative, curious, connected and agile; just like the rest of our team.
  • You will be EXTREMELY organized – with flawless attention to detail.
  • You’ve got experience – five years public relations experience, previous agency experience preferred, previous experience working in a regulated environment (e.g., pharmaceutical company, financial institution, energy sector).
  • You will be fearless – you don’t mind deadlines, pressure or competing demands…in fact, you thrive in an environment where every day is different and exciting.
  • You’re educated – whether in university, college or through relevant experience, but you demonstrate the training and knowledge needed to partner with us to get the job done.
  • You have a passion to work in healthcare communications- backed with strong writing skills, media relations skills, presentation skills, and knowledge of social media.
  • You will be a source of information- knowledgeable about the industry and familiar with current affairs.
  • You will be in the driver’s seat- your event management/ logistics coordination and communications planning experience will steer the way.
  • You will be a team-player – teamwork isn’t a catch-phrase, it’s a way of life for us.

If you’re intrigued and up for a new challenge then contact us, in confidence at [email protected] Please reference “Consultant, Healthcare” in the subject line of your email.

We thank you for your interest in NATIONAL however only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. NATIONAL is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.