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Marketing Director, Fiction
HarperCollins Christian Publishing
501 Nelson Place
Nashville, TN 37214
Date Posted
Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, seeks a Marketing Director to lead the Fiction Marketing and Publicity teams. Our ideal candidate is an inspiring marketing leader and an innovative and strategic thinker – able to conceive and implement both traditional and non-traditional marketing initiatives into full print and digital campaigns. Candidate must also be passionate about Thomas Nelson’s mission and an avid lover of story.

PURPOSE: The Marketing Director develops, directs, and, with team support, delivers all marketing components for a list of 60 novels – including originals and reprints - per year.


• Inspires team and the larger organization to best practices in all aspects of marketing - from community outreach (bloggers, websites, influencers), to consumer research, to social media campaigns, to placement of print and online content.

• Conceives and communicates with publisher, editors, sales, authors and agents on all campaigns and their components – from presentation through execution to ROI analysis.

• Builds alignment and strong relationships with sales channels and retailers - including traditional retail, online retail, and direct to consumer - to maximize discoverability of all titles in both print and e and drive growth of the Fiction program.

• Conceives and executes front list, seasonal, genre, and backlist promotions in both e and p formats.

• Secures third-party program-wide and title specific promotional partnerships; sets strategy for long-term author brand and audience building campaigns.

• Leads creative planning for sales conference and conventions; responsible for all sales conference deliverables.

• Collaborates on and communicates consumer perspective on all aspects of packaging, including title, jacket, and cover copy.

• Exemplifies a passion for great story and helping stories find their readers.


• Proven leadership of a marketing team in publishing or a related industry.

• Broad knowledge of commercial (and in particular, inspirational) fiction preferred.

• Detailed experience with online product marketing and social media platforms and tracking.

• Exceptional writing and presentation skills.


7+ years of relevant mid to senior marketing experience in publishing, media, or a related industry.


B.A. in Marketing, Communications, Literature, or other relevant disciplines.

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