Marketing Communications Consultant

Hartford County
Job Terms:
W2, Hourly, Depends on Experience
Start date:
Posted By:
Kimberley Strayer

Job Description:

Our client, a major Healthcare company, is looking for a Marketing Communication Consultant to help through their very busy Open Enrollment period. The right candidate will be responsible for supporting the marketing strategies of the Direct-to-Consumer Business with a focus on direct response campaigns, customer retention, health engagement and more. You will work with our internal partners including those in Marketing Strategy, Brand, Creative, Digital, PR, Research, Customer Communications, Corporate Communications, Social Media, Events & Sponsorships, and Legal & Compliance – to help create stand-up marketing communications that stand out in the minds of our brokers/consultants and customers. Oh, and this occasionally requires the support of external partners, too. So, you’ll develop and support relationships with marketing and advertising agencies, printers and multimedia production houses. Driving all of this is your amazing ability to support the development and execution of compelling campaigns. Did we mention timely, flawless and on budget? That’s a given. As is a desire to constantly improve the results of all we do.


  • Support the development and execution of marketing communications strategies that provide compelling reasons for brokers and customers to expand their relationship with the company.
  • Work in close partnership with Creative agency partners to deliver on business need, including the development of Project Proposals and Creative Briefs.  Support and drive production schedules and budget estimates.
  • Work closely with key matrix partners in Segment Marketing to bring forth the most differentiating market messages in multiple formats for sales to use in a variety of situations.
  • Execute e-mail and direct mail campaigns, events, presentations and other marketing tools and communications tailored to individual markets.
  • Continually generate ideas and opportunities to innovate, which can include process, media, tactics, messaging, and other ideas intended to improve the company’s competitive position in marketing communications.
  • Identify and/or support critical opportunities to communicate to internal audiences and provide editing/review support to ensure consistency of messaging.
  • Secure final sign-offs from subject matter experts, project owners and compliance/legal team.
  • Measure effectiveness of communication strategies and tactics and recommend change/improvement.
  • Partner with Brand to ensure consistency of voice across business advertising/communications and leverage Brand campaigns to support business goals.

Client Description:

Our national insurance industry client practices what it preaches, and has a strong health and wellness focus as part of their company culture. As a part of their organization, even as a freelancer, you can expect to be included in that culture!

What else can you expect from this organization?

  • As a congenial and collaborative culture, they’ll welcome you as an equal contributor, and value your opinion when it comes to creative and marketing project creation and delivery.

  • They’re fully committed to an Agile environment, adopting and utilizing standard Agile practices daily.

  • These folks are committed to getting it right, and as such, are quite focused on metrics and ROI. “Measure twice, cut once” is a common phrase that could possibly apply to their project teams. That’s why they value candidates with previous knowledge and experience in designing & managing to drive metrics, and have a keen eye for those with insurance industry experience.

    • Prior knowledge of and familiarity with industry acronyms is a plus.

  • This is very much a matrixed organization, so bring your A-game and communication skills! You’ll be networking with any number of stakeholders related to your creative and marketing projects.

  • Being a larger corporation, the meeting schedule is sometimes heavy. With a strong ability to stay organized and focused on your deliverable, you’ll thrive here!

Certain locations benefit from on-site fitness center facilities, Starbucks, and free parking. Our advice? Bring your walking shoes! Your day has a built in mini-workout. Parking in the CT facility tends to be a bit of a walk from the (very large!) main building, but that will make your fitness tracker happy!

Benefits for Consultants

Aquent talent are eligible for a generous health-and-wellness package.

Our plan includes: Medical Insurance Aquent offers access to comprehensive In and Out of Network plans, with contributions toward monthly premiums and often with eligibility within two months of starting work. Retirement Savings Plan Aquent offers a 401(k) plan, managed by a leader in the retirement field, with immediate vesting.

Other features:

  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Professional training
  • Discounts and Perks


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in marketing, communication or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years in marketing, marketing communications, or advertising with specific experience managing communication strategies.
  • Prior experiencing supporting the development of integrated communications plans that include both traditional and digital tactics.
  • Understanding of marketing communications and advertising approaches
  • Past organizational account management roles in an internal corporate or external agency model is a plus
  • Some business acumen and knowledge of business objectives
  • Attention to detail; able to multi-task; deadline driven
  • Creative problem solver, who exercises good judgment in resolving difficult and unusual situations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly matrixed environment with changing priorities and requirements
  • Able to effectively drive results by fostering collaboration and buy-in
  • Strong relationship management skills and team player who can collaborate with internal and external partners
  • Proven ability and comfort in working directly with senior level business leaders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Selected candidate is required to pass a background check and drug screen