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Director, Marketing (18-month term)

|March 01, 2023

NATIONAL Atlantic, headquartered in Halifax, is an award-winning, full-service marketing and communications agency. You will often find our team at the center of initiatives and issues that are shaping the future of our region. With nine offices from coast to coast—three of which are in Atlantic Canada—and our sister agencies in the AVENIR GLOBAL network, one of the largest communication firms in the world, we have access to clients and talent from across the globe. In Atlantic Canada alone, we have a deep bench, with teams specializing in creative, marketing, web development, public affairs, and research. Curious what that looks like? Check out a few recent projects here and here.

NATIONAL Atlantic is seeking a Director, Marketing (18-month term), to deliver strategic thinking and exceptional client service for our clients, and to provide leadership within the marketing team. A director holds increasing responsibility for account management, client relations, communications strategy, and people management. They manage a wide range of assignments and offers effective counsel to clients on complex issues and problems, as well as contributing to the good functioning of the Firm through internal responsibilities. You will have the opportunity to work in a tightly integrated environment with passionate problem solvers and curious, creative, and technical minds. NATIONAL supports hybrid and in-office work arrangements, and this position will be based in our Halifax office.

NATIONAL offers something you might not find elsewhere: an integrated firm, where marketing works alongside, and is supported by, PR, creative, digital and research teams. No silos. That means you’ll have a big toolbox. You’ll be able to tap into everything from influencers to government relations to support your strategy, and you’ll have a team of enthusiastic, curious, and nerdy-in-the-best-way teammates helping you make it happen. Our ideal candidate is collaborative, accountable, meticulous, and passionate about marketing. They wake up in the morning thinking about industry trends, branding, and how effective communications resonate with and motivate audiences.


  • College or university degree or equivalent in marketing, communications, public relations, commerce, or a related field.
  • 9+ years of experience in a marketing, advertising, media, and/or public relations role.
  • Agency experience is an asset but not required.
  • Ability to learn and grow.
  • A strong work ethic


  • Work collaboratively with consulting, digital, and creative colleagues to support the development of integrated marketing communications strategies, advertising campaigns, and brands.
  • Lead large client relationships, while providing coaching and mentorship to supporting Consultants, Associates and Coordinators.
  • Leads project and financial management planning, implementation, and project teams. 
  • Participate in decision-making related to the internal functioning of the Marketing team, and promotes collaboration to attain individual, team and office-wide goals.
  • Identifies and leads new business opportunities. 


  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communications skills, and an ability to craft a compelling story which can be shared across multiple channels. 
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills and ability to deliver mandates on time and on budget. 
  • Interest and expertise in the art and science of branding, marketing, and strategic communications now and in the future
  • Knowledge, familiarity, and ongoing interest in pop culture, current events and local and global news, and industry trends.
  • Comfortable working in an industry that changes quickly and frequently and ability to adapt to different client situations and cultures.
  • Experience in reporting, measuring, and optimizing the success of integrated campaigns and marketing communications strategies through digital data and insights platforms.
  • Ability to think creatively and bring a unique point of view to every room.

If you require a special accommodation, please advise the Human Resources Manager or Hiring Manager during the hiring process.

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