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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’s production team is seeking a talented, full-time recording and audio engineer for day to day mixing duties and large scale projects. Responsibilities include recording and editing daily content; mixing weekly and monthly programming; recording in live and environments; and meeting time-sensitive deadlines. This position reports to the Production Director. View full listing »
Without question, this is one of the best jobs in Los Angeles. KCRW is looking for a manager of our music department to execute the creative vision of the Music Director. As manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and leveraging the assets of the entire KCRW... View full listing »
KCRW is looking for an outstanding morning news hosts for its Santa Barbara operation. Successful candidates will be radio “jacks-of-all-trades,” who embrace the lifestyle and are passionate about news and local culture. Often working alone in a studio with minimal supervision, our local host will create relevant local news content and fold original material... 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 »



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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