Consultant, St. John’s

Posted Friday, February 10, 2017

NATIONAL Public Relations is seeking a Consultant in our St. John’s office.  

We believe in the power of trust. We believe in making meaningful connections with the people who matter most to our clients. We don’t just build relationships, we build movements.

If you’re passionate about communications and thrive in a fun, fast-paced, high energy, work environment, you’ll love it here. Our Consultants work with clients across every facet of communication, from strategic planning to digital, and public engagement to reputation management. We love people who are connected to our communities and want to make a difference in our region.

Based in our St. John’s office, you’ll have the opportunity to work with clients and colleagues across the Atlantic region and the country. The ideal candidate will be curious, can handle a wide range of assignments, have a fierce commitment to detail and client service, and work well independently with a cross-functional team.

You will be responsible for leading projects and managing client accounts, implementing, tracking, and measuring the effectiveness of communications strategies, supporting and collaborating with Partners, Senior Consultants, Coordinators, and creative and digital team members, and participating in new business and marketing activities for the firm.  A Consultant is expected to:

  • Deliver strategic counsel to the Firm’s clients to guide their business and communications objectives and challenges
  • Lead and manage projects to ensure client service and profitable delivery
  • Build strong, on-going client relationships
  • Contribute to new business development
  • Meet billable targets and identify opportunities to extend and expand our work with existing clients
  • Identify and cultivate opportunities to provide value-add client service
  • Engage in team collaboration, demonstrating exceptional interpersonal skills with clients and colleagues across the NATIONAL network


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field such as marketing, public relations, or communications
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a related role with expertise in marketing communications and brand development (consulting or agency experience is an asset)
  • Exceptional client focus and relationship management skills
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and creative abilities
  • Ability to set and manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to manage accounts with a high standard of service
  • Exceptional teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Strong understanding of integrated marketing communications and brand awareness/development
  • Broad knowledge of the media and industry including the business community and government
  • Familiarity and enthusiasm for digital communications and online state of the art (social media, web content creation and CMS, curation, strategy, social listening tools, etc.)
  • Strong computer skills, in particular with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, mass email tools

To apply, please send a cover letter with resume in confidence to [email protected] and reference “Consultant - NL” 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.

NATIONAL is Canada’s largest PR and communications firm. In the Atlantic offices (St. John’s, Halifax, and Saint John) we work with fantastic clients across multiple sectors, including consumer products, pharma, transportation, infrastructure, energy, government, natural resources, startup businesses, education, professional services, finance, and more.