At the end of June, Scott Bryant stepped aside as Out & About Nashville’s director of sales, marketing, and events. “We wish Scott well in his new job and in his future endeavors,” said O&AN publisher Jerry Jones. While Jones sought a replacement, James Grady, the paper’s managing print editor, temporarily filled the role.

Early in August, Eric Ginsberg was hired to fill the position full time. Ginsberg is a Nashville native, born and raised. He grew up in Bellevue and graduated from Hillwood High school in 2001. He attended Nashville State Tech for two years and then transfered to Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis MN.

After college, Ginsberg started working in the restaurant business, which he thoroughly enjoyed because of the opportunity to work one-on-one with customers. In 2011, Eric moved back to Nashville, where he dove into new work, first at Solstas Lab Partners and then at Quest Diagnostics. He now resides in Lebanon with his soon-to-be-husband.

Eric is a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race and loves going to PLAY for the drag shows. While not enjoying the Nashville nightlife, he loves to relax at home with his American Staffordshire and binge watch Netflix. He enjoys reading, especially books by Eckhart Tolle. During the summer months he enjoys taking kayak trips down the Buffalo River, camping, and sitting around the fire. Eric also enjoys having friends over for dinners and celebrations.

“When I found out about the position at O&AN, I jumped at the opportunity,” Ginsberg said. “I’ve always dreamed of having a job that would allow me to be who I am and to work closely with the LGBT community, so I was extremely excited by the possibilities offered by the position.”

O&AN’s director of sales, marketing and events manages and coordinates ad sales to clients throughout Middle Tennessee and nationwide, offering strategies for reaching LGBT audiences. Beyond this, the director is also one of the most prominent public faces of the organization, representing the paper at community events and managing media sponsorships with partner organizations. He is also responsible for developing new programs that bring O&AN into further relationship with the greater Nashville LGBT community.

“I always felt like I was on the outside of everything looking in when i was growing up. I wanted to feel part of something,” Ginsberg said on finding out he had been hired. “This is my opportunity to do just that. I am honored to be a part of this wonderful community and to work for such a devoted publication.”

“We are very happy to have such a young, energetic force joining our team,” Jones said of his new hire. “Eric’s enthusiasm for the mission of our paper and for serving the LGBT community make him the perfect candidate for this position, and we are sure that community leaders and business partners will value the opportunity to work with him.”

Contact Eric via email: eginsberg@outandaboutnashville.com or phone: 615-596-6210 

 

 

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