Publicist
Thomas Nelson - Nashville, TN

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The publicist’s job consists of writing media pitches/materials, researching media outlets which would be interested in Thomas Nelson’s books/authors, contacting said outlets, develop and maintain relationships with editors and producers, deliver necessary materials in a timely fashion and ultimately, acquire media coverage of those titles and/or expose/present our authors as experts in their fields - thus, focusing on sell-through. Additional items include but are not limited to:

o To identify news/opportunities into which our authors/books may be inserted and thus exposed to consumers via various media outlets and craft pitches appropriate for each outlet.
o To become a resource on which producers, editors, writers, reporters depend for information, sources, materials.
o Track media activities and clippings in Cisions PR Software; updating sales force, authors, agents, and internal personnel weekly on hits and activities.
o Leverage social media to create awareness and buzz around a book’s release, both with major traditional media outlets and bloggers
o Managing the publicity budget, outside public relations firms, and coordinating the activities of other personnel involved in each project.
o Working as a member of both the publicity team, as well as a member of the marketing and appropriate divisional team with an eye towards both individual and corporate priorities.

Skills:
Desired candidate will possess good oral and written communication skills, creative writing ability and project management experience. Must be team-oriented with a positive attitude. Knowledge of Christian publishing industry is desired but not required.

Experience:
Preferred candidate will possess 2 - 5 years experience in marketing or communications role with a preferred emphasis on public relations. 1-2 years national media pitching experience is desired but not required.

Education:
A BA or BS in Public relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field is required for this position.

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Thomas Nelson, Inc. is a leading publisher and distributor of books emphasizing Christian, inspirational and family value themes and is the...