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Careers & Volunteers

KCRW 89.9FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is National Public Radio's flagship station for Southern California. The Santa Monica-based nonprofit represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming.


KCRW is hiring a full-time radio producer to work on a grant funded year-long series as part of the Vulnerable Populations Project. This position is expected a full year, starting ASAP. The producer will work work with reporter David Weinberg to produce a series of character driven, narrative stories in South Los Angeles. View full listing »
KCRW is pleased to announce David Weinberg as our selection for the first year of the Vulnerable Populations Project. Weinberg will spend the year in South Los Angeles, documenting how the people living in this dynamic region are coping with rapid change. View full listing »
The digital team at internationally-recognized public radio station KCRW seeks an internet savvy individual to help out in day to day tasks and large scale projects. Responsibilities will range from designing user interfaces, specialized social media outreach efforts, email newsletters, to making HTML layouts, to project managing mobile applications. View full listing »
Market Enginuity is seeking an experienced sales manager to lead our sales team at KCRW in Santa Monica, California. A sales management role in public radio is similar to that of a sales manager in commercial broadcasting or local print media. Market Enginuity’s sales manager at KCRW must be committed to developing a collaborative culture... View full listing »
Are you a fundraising ninja? If the answer is yes, we have the dream job for you. KCRW -- the pioneering and beloved radio station in Santa Monica -- creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways... View full listing »
KCRW is looking for fill-in news talent. We need top-notch broadcasters who can fill as local hosts during various shifts, including "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." Successful candidates will have excellent news judgment and be able to write and deliver smart local newscasts. Ideal applicants will hit posts flawlessly and require minimal supervision. View full listing »
KCRW is seeking an energetic, motivated producer for our daily current affairs show, Press Play with Madeleine Brand. Applicants must have a passion for innovative, fresh approaches to broadcasting, as well as a solid handle on local and national issues. View full listing »



If you have a little extra time and a love of KCRW, you can be a KCRW volunteer!

Volunteer during our twice-yearly pledge drives answering phones and you’ll meet lots of other amazing KCRW listeners, eat tasty food, and have a great time. Sign up on the Pledge Drive Volunteer page.

You can also volunteer on an ongoing basis and see behind the scenes at your favorite station. Send a blank email to volunteer@kcrw.org and a volunteer application will be sent to you automatically.

Membership Drive Volunteers

Volunteer during our twice-yearly membership drives answering phones and taking donations. Email for more information.

  • You’ll help KCRW raise the funds it needs to operate on a daily basis.
  • Come meet amazing, like-minded people who enjoy KCRW as much as you do.
  • Our volunteer buffet is known far and wide, so come dine on our dime!
  • You’ll get to meet your favorite on-air personalities, but more importantly, they get to meet you.
Weekly Volunteers

If you’re interested in becoming a weekly volunteer, send a blank email to volunteer@kcrw.org for an application.

  • Be the force that keeps KCRW’s wheels turning.
  • Accomplish community service in a forward thinking environment.
  • See how public media operates - get the inside scoop!
  • Jump into a wide variety of jobs, from helping in the music library to using social media.
Summer Street Team

To join our well-oiled, tactical outdoor marketing experience, email street.team@kcrw.org.

  • Experience unique music / news / arts / cultural events throughout Southern California.
  • If you’re excited about KCRW, help us spread the word through community outreach.
  • Gain experience and knowledge of public media marketing.
  • Make lasting personal and professional connections!
SMC Internship

Email SMCintern@kcrw.org for an application. Current SMC students only.

  • Did you know there’s a major radio station on campus? Come check us out and meet the people of KCRW.
  • What is public media? Come find out how we tick!
  • Gain valuable real world experience.
  • This is an unpaid internship lasting a full semester (for credit or no credit).

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