Associate Pastor for Media Ministry

K-LOVE & Air1 - Educational Media Foundation
August 29, 2023
6700 Tower Circle, Franklin, TN
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This role is VERY different from that of an Associate Pastor at a Church.  Our K-LOVE & Air1 Pastors provide biblical guidance and crisis intervention for our listeners. They provide biblical phone counseling, write content for our digital media platforms, respond to prayer requests, lead prayer times for our staff, and a lot more! Our Pastors also maintain scheduled office hours, plus participate in on-call rotations.

This is a Full-Time, on-site position based out of our Franklin, TN offices.

Available schedule:  Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 10:30pm

Here's some of what you will be doing.....

Provide pastoral and biblical counsel to K-LOVE/Air1 listeners via phone on a variety of life topics from Biblical questions to crisis intervention. As appropriate pray, counsel, and direct listeners to resources in their area for long-term assistance. As part of the goal to take listener calls live, the Associate Pastor will:

Maintain scheduled hours and participate in on-call rotation (nights and weekends), assuming the responsibilities of On-Call Pastor during assigned period.
Continue to grow in depth of scripture and biblical knowledge applying scripture and knowledge in response to listener needs.
Maintain accurate phone availability status.
Serve as back up for the on-call pastor as needed.
Make referrals to local assistance, e.g. churches, shelters, rehab facilities and counsellors.
Regularly pray with and for our listeners. Respond verbally and in writing to prayer requests that come in on a daily basis via phone and/or e-mail.
On an assigned basis, lead Prayer Time for EMF team members, where listener and team member needs are prayed over. (Established times are 8:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm)
Write articles, devotionals, and “Question and Answers” for myK-LOVE app and other digital media platforms. Prepare Devotional Tracks for my K-LOVE app.
Research and prepare Roundtable Discussion topics for listeners in conjunction with the Programming Department.
Partner as appropriate, especially during pledge drive, with on air and social media staff; i.e. documenting listener stories or sharing listener call experiences.
Lead Departmental Devotionals as requested for other departments, e.g. during Summit, summer events, etc.
Participate in event and outreach initiatives off-campus as requested and approved.
Contribute to an environment in which the EMF Ministry Department will grow as the K-LOVE/Air1 audience grows. Continually seek new resources and groups that will help expand the department’s mission to provide spiritual help and resources to the audience.
Provide limited counseling services to EMF team members during times of crisis, as outlined in EMF Policies and Procedures. Provide referrals as appropriate.
Follow the legal requirements of a mandated reporter under state law.

Here's what we're looking for...

6+ years of Pastoral Counseling and/or Chaplaincy experience, with extensive biblical counseling experience, being equipped to address suicide, child abuse, elder abuse, marriage and spiritual issues or any other problems associated with life and its experiences.  CPE a plus.
Experience walking people through life's challenges and bringing Biblical truths into their situation.
Someone who is comfortable with a high volume of calls & emails.  Who has excellent written & verbal communication skills.
This is a phone & computer intensive role, so strong computer skills and the ability to multi-task in a windows environment is a must! Solid experience using Microsoft Office - (Outlook, Word, Excel).  And a quick typing speed is  helpful.
Track record of continual learning and application of Biblical knowledge & counseling.
Bilingual skills a plus!
This is an ON-SITE position in our Franklin, TN office, so candidates currently within commute distance of the Franklin, TN area preferred.
Alignment with our values is top priority. Do our values align with yours?  Mission, Beliefs & Values.

Plus, all candidates MUST have both:      

Bachelors and/or Associate Degree in the Ministerial or Counseling field from an accredited educational institution
Licensed and/or Ordained with a recognized Christian church or Christian denomination and have recognition from the State & IRS as a Pastor.

Why work for Educational Media Foundation, K-LOVE/Air1?

Educational Media Foundation (EMF) is a nonprofit, multi-platform media company on a mission to draw people closer to Christ. Founded in 1982 in Santa Rosa, CA, with a singular radio station, EMF today owns and operates the nation's two largest Christian music radio networks (K-LOVE and Air1) with over 1,000 broadcast signals across all 50 states, streaming audio reaching around the world, and a growing family of media ministries including podcasts, books, films, concerts, and events. EMF employs nearly 500 team members between its offices in Nashville, TN, Rocklin, CA, and field locations around the country. You can view our mission and values here Mission, Beliefs & Values. 

What can we offer you?

Industry leading Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Short/long term disability and life insurance
Robust 401K with company match
Parental leave with Baby Bonding pay
Generous PTO, holiday and sick pay
Unique company culture that includes exclusive access to concerts, movie premieres, media industry events, and more
Leadership and Career Development Programs including free access to LinkedIn Learning platform

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