May. 13, 2021

Career Opportunity: Public Affairs Associate - NATIONAL Public Relations

Article by NATIONAL Public Relations

NATIONAL Halifax is seeking a Public Affairs Associate to deliver great thinking and exceptional client service. From government relations to issues management to community engagement, you will be joining a team that is recognized for its expertise and the ability to help clients connect with the people who matter most to them –with the right message, at the right time. You’ll have the opportunity to work in a tightly integrated environment with passionate problem solvers and curious, creative, and technical minds.

Our ideal candidate is curious, follows politics, and wakes up in the morning thinking about current events, communications, and how information (and misinformation) moves through traditional and social media channels.


  • College or university degree or equivalent in political science, public relations, communications, commerce, or a related field
  • Two to four years of experience in related field
  • Agency experience is an asset but not required
  • Aptitude and experience with analyzing social and traditional media
  • Ability to learn and grow
  • A strong work ethic


  • Work collaboratively with consulting, digital, and creative colleagues to support the development of integrated communications strategies
  • Assist new business development by doing research, gathering insights, creating competitor profiles, etc.
  • Prepare, attend, and manage the outputs of meetings as part of the consulting team
  • Work with the data and insights team to conduct research and report, measure, and optimize the success of integrated campaigns, communications strategies, and tactical plans
  • Build and manage project budgets, timelines, and deliverables and ensure that assigned responsibilities are completed efficiently, effectively, and on time
  • Work with teammates to provide sound client counsel
  • Liaise with clients in a professional manner day-to-day and manage projects with a sense of urgency


  • Ability to clearly express thoughts and opinions through written and verbal communications
  • Curiosity about the art and science of public affairs, public relations, communications, and/or integrated marketing now and in the future
  • Knowledge, familiarity, and ongoing interest in pop culture, current events and local and global news, and industry trends
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to shift priorities at moment’s notice based on client need
  • Naturally organized and able to multitask
  • Comfortable working in an industry that changes fast and frequently and ability to adapt to different client situations and cultures
  • Interest in reporting, measuring, and optimizing the success of integrated campaigns and communications strategies through digital data and insights platforms
  • Ability to think creatively and bring a unique point of view to every room

NATIONAL is committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We value diversity and creating an inclusive culture where everyone can bring their true selves to work. We are committed as a company to equitable practices and policies that encourage a diverse workforce and work environment.

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

Please click here to apply.