Senior Publicist, Center Street, Nashville

Brentwood, Tennessee
Salaried + benefits
Jan 17, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

The Senior Publicist, based in the Hachette Nashville office, will develop and implement compelling publicity plans for Center Street titles, which focus on politically conservative and military books.


  • Develop and implement robust media campaigns,including industry and author events
  • Create press releases, pitch letters, promotional materials and media lists with a goal of securing national, regional, and local media in print, broadcast, and select online outlets
  • Orchestrate and oversee tours, pre-pub buzz tours, media lunches, and local author appearances
  • Work with editorial, sales and online marketing to create a cohesive publicity effort for each title
  • Strengthen and develop media and bookstore contacts in addition to maintaining relationships with authors
  • Help plan and execute industry events
  • Serve as the in-house advocate for Center Street imprints and promote their authors and titles within the organization


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
  • 3-5 years of publicity experience with extensive media contacts, particularly conservative political media, and a well-rounded knowledge of trade and inspirational book publishing
  • Effective organizational and project management skills and proven ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Effective communication skills (oral & written) for interactions with media, authors, and in-house constituencies
  • Self-motivated, hands-on, creative individual with strong initiative and judgment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in collaborative or team environments
  • Demonstrated ability to create trust and confidence with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Some travel is required.