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Senior Consultant, Healthcare (Hybrid)

|April 17, 2024

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 and healthcare organizations to positively influence patient outcomes? Are you interested in playing a role on a team that is making a difference everyday?

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

NATIONAL is Canada’s leading public relations firm and our healthcare practice is expanding. We are looking for creative and ambitious communications professionals with 5-7 years previous public relations experience interested in joining a dynamic, caring team committed to supporting your advancement.

From media relations, to stakeholder engagement to awareness programs, the team is recognized for fostering dialogue that changes beliefs, drives behaviour and delivers results.

What you will do

A Senior Consultant reports to senior staff and ensures that our clients are served with maximum efficiency. You will:

  • Support teammates in handling the day-to-day client business
  • Demonstrate a solid knowledge in one or more functional specialties including: experience working in the pharmaceutical marketing sector and working within ASC, PAAB, or other regulated guidelines
  • Assist in developing appropriate communication tactics and strategies, including media relations strategy, social media content development and community management support
  • Attend client meetings and liaise with clients on a daily basis
  • Prepare for and participate in new business pitches and creative sessions
  • Demonstrate familiarity with digital tools, measurement and industry best practices
  • Assist in the development of additional business with existing clients
  • Support program implementation
  • Provide support for budget development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Canadian healthcare regulations, pharmaceutical review process platforms and review bodies (PAAB, Ad Standards Canada)

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 5-7 years of public relations experience; former agency experience preferred
  • Previous experience working in a regulated environment (e.g., pharmaceutical company, financial institution, energy sector) is key
  • 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 have a passion to work in healthcare communications- backed with strong writing skills, media relations skills, and knowledge of social media
  • 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

Are you intrigued and up for a new challenge?

  • Please submit a resume in confidence.
  • 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.
  • If you require an accommodation during the interview process, please contact us at 416-586-0180 or at


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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