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Vice President – Publisher

November 15, 2018




POSITION TITLE: Vice President – Publisher

COMPANY: HarperCollins Christian Publishing – Imprint Nelson Books / Thomas Nelson

REPORTING TO: SVP and Group Publisher Harper Collins Christian Publishing

LOCATION: Nashville, TN

SCOPE & RESPONSIBILITIES: Management of day-to-day publishing activities, approximately 6 direct and 11 indirect reports, building relationships with key authors, agents, prospects, and customers.  Be the leader for all publishing efforts, long-term view continuing current momentum and building new business pipeline.

  • Business Planning | Develops and refines Nelson books mission, strategy, short & long-term plans, and goals.
  • Sales | Collaborates with sales on development of annual revenue and profit plan.
  • Author Acquisition & Retention| Develops productive relationships with literary agents; develops productive relationships with key Nelson Books authors.
  • Talent Development | Meets with, coaches, and develops direct reports; prepares for and conducts employee performance reviews.
  • Program Management | Ensures the Nelson Books, Lucado, and NEXT publishing lists are filled out and well-spaced in time for annual planning and presentation to sales.
  • Product Development: Participates in Titling meetings for Nelson Books, Lucado, and NEXT projects to achieve final, approved copy by Sales Conference.
  • Managing Up | Prepares notes from meetings with key authors and agents for Group Publisher as needed; meets with Group Publisher to review the business.
  • Brand Ambassador | Represent Nelson Books imprint at industry events; meets with literary agents, potential authors, and current authors as needed to develop good opportunities and relationships.

If interested, please send resumes to Scott Brewer –