HarperCollins Publishers

  • Senior Marketing Director, Spanish

    Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
  • Overview

    If you have a passion for the Spanish speaking community and creating marketing strategies for across a broad range of life changing, beautiful, inspirational products for children and adults sounds exciting, the Spanish division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing is for you!  The Spanish division is home to Grupo nelson, Editorial Vida, Editorial CLIE y HarperCollins Mexico.  We are the leader in Spanish Bibles and books from top communicators such as Max Lucado, John Maxwell, John MacArthur and many more.  We are also home to bestselling brands such as Jesus Calling, Precious Moments, and God’s Promises.  We are a sales and research-based division with an entrepreneurial spirit for growth!


    Our ideal candidate for the Senior Marketing Director position will be a leader who inspires and can cast and manage an ambitious vision for continuing our growth.  This individual will have a thorough understanding of marketing and sales within a Spanish market, (both domestic and international), be creative and well-organized, driven by high standards, and persistent in achieving goals. This leader will also roll up their sleeves and make things happen.


    • Creates vision for and leads implementation of divisional marketing objectives, programs, and strategy, working with editors, authors, agents, internal and external marketing teams to execute objectives
    • Relentlessly pursues strategic partnerships with companies, retailers, influencers, and others to drive book sales
    • Employs a creative ability to craft effective messaging, branding, and marketing storytelling for Spanish language resources across all lines (Bibles, Fiction and Non-fiction, Kids’ and specialty).
    • Helps ensure revenue goals are met while managing marketing expenses accordingly
    • Focuses on continually improving existing marketing practices and ideas, and helps motivate team to achieve goals
    • 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 
    • Develops and continuously improves relationships with key sales accounts and sales representatives.
    • Implements a strong understanding of business, ROI, sales drivers, and creating effective marketing campaigns that result in increased, trackable sales.
    • Supervises marketing staff, but also chases down, implements, and executes new strategies and idea themselves


    Work Experience:

    • 8+ years of complex marketing experience, preferably in a publishing, retail, entertainment, or consumer product industry
    • 4+ years of experience managing members of a marketing team
    • Experience in creating, pitching, and landing unique partnerships that translated to clear marketing and sales benefits
    • Experience managing a range of marketing mediums (print, radio, digital, social media, direct mail, etc.) 


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

    Industry Knowledge:

    • General understanding of the Bible and the Christian church in its various expressions.
    • Knowledge in the children’s, inspirational, or entertainment space preferred
    • Knowledge of the Spanish literary market, both in the US and throughout Latin America.


    • A realistic visionary who looks to the future, spots new business opportunities, and pursues them while operating within the constraints of the business
    • An ability to think strategically, connecting all dots and maximizing all facets of a marketing campaign
    • Someone who enjoys challenges and is persistent in solving them
    • Dynamic, self-assured personality with the ability to work across divisions of the company
    • Experience managing P&L statements and budgets
    • 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 key personnel such as authors, agents, colleagues, and vendors
    • Exceptional written and oral communications skills, in both English and Spanish
    • Exceptional organizational skills, with ability to juggle many logistics and deadlines

    Additional Skills:

    • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people both internally and externally  
    • Ability to be flexible and prioritize various projects going on at once  
    • Self-starter
    • Strategic
    • Optimistic
    • Motivational
    • Persistent
    • Self-assured
    • Enjoys challenges

    HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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