Thomas Nelson 3 reviews - Nashville, TN

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The Publicist position in our Nelson Books department will be responsible for writing media pitches/materials, researching media outlets which would be interested in Thomas Nelson’s books/authors, contacting said outlets, developing and maintaining relationships with editors and producers, delivering necessary materials in a timely fashion and ultimately, acquiring media coverage of those titles and/or exposing/presenting our authors as experts in their fields - thus, focusing on sell-through. Additional duties include, but are not limited to: Identifying news/opportunities into which our authors/books may be interested and thus exposed to consumers via various media outlets and craft pitches appropriate for each outlet. To become a resource on which producers, editors, writers and reporters depend for information, sources and materials. Track media activities and clippings in Cisions PR Software; updating sales force, authors, agents and internal personnel weekly on hits and activities. Leverage social media to create awareness and buzz around a book’s release, both with major traditional media outlets and bloggers. Managing the publicity budget, outside public relations firms, and coordinating the activities of other personnel involved in each project. Work as a member of both the publicity team, as well as a member of the marketing and appropriate divisional teams with an eye towards both individual and corporate priorities.

Desired candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, creative writing abilities, good presentation skills, project management experience and must be team-oriented with a positive attitude. Ideal candidate will also possess knowledge of the Christian publishing industry.

Candidate will possess a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in marketing or a communications role with a preferred emphasis on public relations. Preferred experience will range between 3-5 years’ experience in publishing or entertainment-related publicity or marketing and 1-2 years national media pitching experience.

A BA or BS in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field, with a possible MBA or Masters in Communications or related field.

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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...