Senior Publicist, Hachette Nashville

Publicity Brentwood, Tennessee

The Senior Publicist will create and implement publicity efforts spanning the entire campaign process for the Hachette Nashville division. Hachette Nashville is a fiction and non-fiction imprint whose titles uniformly provide a positive, uplifting reading experience. FaithWords is our Christian publishing imprint focusing on religious books of all denominations of Christianity. Center Street publishes a range of genres, including politics, current events, memoir, and history. 


  • Responsible for implementing original and compelling publicity plans for key titles each season through media campaigns, 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 such as BEA
  • Serve as the in-house advocate for Center Street imprints and promote their authors and titles within the organization


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of publicity experience with extensive media contacts or the ability to develop such contacts  
  • 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
  • A leader who possesses experience and a style that will create trust and confidence

As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Our publishing programs must reflect the broad range of backgrounds, experiences, political views and ideas that shape our society and publish books for all readers.

Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The compensation range for this position is $60,000-$65,000. Salary can vary based on a number of factors including skills, experience, and location — talk with your recruiter to learn more. There may be times that you will be required (or requested) to work overtime due to the nature of your role or exceptional workload issues or special projects.

The following benefits are offered by the company: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, critical illness, hospital indemnity, long-term care, health and dependent care FSA, commuter benefit plan, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, travel assistance, 401(k), discretionary bonus program, PTO (15 vacation days, 2 personal days, 10 holidays and generous sick leave) and group discounts on auto and home insurance and legal services. Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification, hours worked and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific elections, plan, or program terms.