Educational Media Foundation, parent ministry of K-LOVE and Air1 radio networks, announces the hiring of Jordan Smith as marketing director, effective immediately.
Having served most recently as marketing manager at Compassion International, a non-profit organization that has partnered with K-LOVE and Air1 to help fight poverty, Smith brings 17 years of radio and record label experience to her new role.
“Jordan’s work in the Christian music space has prepared her well for the adventures that await her here at EMF,” said Dean Sell, vice president of marketing for Educational Media Foundation. “We’re excited to have someone of her caliber and skillset join our growing team.”
“I couldn’t be happier,” Smith said of her new position. “As the two largest Christian music radio networks, K-LOVE and Air1 bring hope to millions of people across the country and around the world. It’s a blessing to be able to contribute to such meaningful and purpose-filled work.”
Smith started in radio in 2005 in Portland, Ore, at Salem Communications and after five years leading the marketing and promotions team for KFIS and KPDQ, she relocated to Nashville, Tenn., to work on the label side at both Tooth & Nail Records and Capitol CMG as national promotions manager.
After seven years of building relationships with programmers nationwide and working on countless No. 1 singles, Jordan returned to radio in 2017, joining KSBJ and NGEN in Houston.
As marketing director at Educational Media Foundation, Jordan will lead a team of campaign managers who will collaborate with product owners to develop and execute comprehensive, coordinated campaigns across all EMF-owned marketing channels (on-air, digital, live events and more).
Broadcasting on more than 1,000 signals across all 50 states to 18 million listeners weekly, EMF is also among the top 10 U.S.-based audio streaming companies, currently streaming in 189 countries.