HarperCollins Publishers

  • Senior Director of Marketing

    Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
  • Overview

    If creating marketing strategies to help kids and families grow in their faith, nurture their imaginations, and have fun in the process, is appealing to you, Tommy Nelson is the place for you!  Tommy Nelson, the children’s division of Thomas Nelson, is a leader in high-quality children’s Bibles and books from top communicators, such as Max Lucado, Bob Goff, Billy Graham, Sadie Robertson, Lisa Bevere and more.  Tommy Nelson is also home to bestselling brands like Precious Moments, Jesus Calling children’s books, and Night, Night book series.


    Our ideal candidate for the Senior Marketing Director position will be a strong strategic visionary with the ability to combine creativity, programmatic thinking, and fiscal responsibility to generate sales and visibility for Tommy Nelson children’s books.  A key component of success will be the ability to market non-propriety brands; as well as, working on author/personality-driven books.



    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Develops, recommends, presents and implements divisional marketing objectives, programs, and strategy to editors, authors, agents, internal and external marketing team
    • Strategize, cast vision, create, and scale influencer/blogger network
    • Help ensure revenue goals are met while managing marketing expenses accordingly
    • Create consumer convention/trade show strategy
    • Provides consultation on all imprint-wide marketing activities to ensure best practices are embedded in plans
    • Stays aware of marketing trends and provides recommendations of new marketing initiatives and strategies
    • Conveys key initiatives, financials, and marketing updates at various internal meetings (sales conference, retail meetings, etc.) as needed
    • Develop and continuously improve relationships with key sales accounts and sales representatives.
    • Researches, solicits, and implements corporate partnerships as appropriate
    • Assigns and manages internal team members to ensure overall divisional plan is implemented and executed while providing leadership and coaching

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Assistant Marketing Manager, Marketing Manager


    Work Experience:

    • 10+ years of marketing experience preferably in a consumer product industr
    • Experience having created and scaled influencer networks/content platforms
    • Experience managing a range of marketing mediums (print, radio, digital, social media, direct mail, etc)
    • Experience in marketing commodity products (non-branded or personality-driven)
    • Experience managing members of a marketing team


    • Bachelors Degree in marketing or business-related field
    • Master’s Degree in business-related field preferred

    Industry Knowledge:

    • Experience with children’s product marketing preferred


    • A strategic thinker (creative yet practical) with an entrepreneurial mindset
    • An ability to think programmatically connecting all dots and maximizing all facets of a marketing campaign
    • Ability to convey high-level strategic concepts to other team members
    • Engaging personality with the ability to work across divisions of the company
    • Experience managing P&L statements and budgets
    • Highly proficient in basic computer applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and
    • Outlook as well as social media platforms and trends in that space
    • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with authors, agents, colleagues, and vendors
    • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
    • Exceptional organizational skills with ability to juggle many logistics and deadlines

     HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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