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Art Director (Hybrid)

|April 17, 2024

Preferred Location: Saint John, New Brunswick preferred. Halifax, Nova Scotia will also be considered

At NATIONAL we like to be at the centre of region defining projects, work that pushes the horizon. Crafting compelling narratives for brands across the globe. We are currently expanding our creative team and are in search of a talented Art Director ideally, with fluency in both French and English. If you have a passion for storytelling and a knack for creating engaging content that resonates with diverse audiences, we want to hear from you!

If you have a writing partner, we’re open to hiring a team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the concept, design, and execution of visually impactful advertising campaigns.
  • Collaborate closely with copywriters, ensuring a cohesive blend of visuals and text.
  • Supervise and direct the creative work of designers, photographers and illustrators
  • Adapt and tailor campaign visuals to resonate with both French and English-speaking markets, considering cultural nuances and preferences.
  • Oversee the production of creative materials from conception to final delivery.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, meeting all deadlines and budget requirements.
  • Present concepts and final deliverables to internal and external stakeholders, effectively communicating creative and visual strategies.


  • 5-7 years of experience as an Art Director in an advertising agency (but if you’ve got the chops, we’re still interested no matter your number).
  • A bilingual candidate (French and English) is ideal, but not essential.
  • A strong portfolio showcasing your art direction experience and creative talent across various media.
  • Proficiency with design software and technologies (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop). Skills in editing and motion design considered an asset.
  • Excellent time management and organizational abilities, with sharp attention to detail.

What We Offer:

  • A culture of creativity, innovation, and inspiration.
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth in a supportive and dynamic international environment.
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life harmony.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume, and a cover letter that articulates your approach to art direction. Successful candidates will be asked to share a portfolio showcasing your bilingual projects.

At NATIONAL, we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We embrace diversity and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please let us know.

We thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


NATIONAL Public Relations provides creative communications solutions that move people in thought and actions. We bring together a team of 300 seasoned professionals, who are committed to helping organizations of all sizes and in all sectors understand their challenges and opportunities and solve the issues they are facing. For 47 years, NATIONAL has been at the center of issues and industries that matter, leading change for today and tomorrow.

NATIONAL is Canada’s leading public relations firm, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint John, Halifax and St. John’s. Its network includes Time & Space, a leader in media strategy, data analysis, planning and execution.

NATIONAL Public Relations is an AVENIR GLOBAL company, the largest Canadian-owned global communications firm, ranked among the 25 largest in the world with offices in 23 locations across Canada, the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. For more information about NATIONAL, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn and X.

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