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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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Individual Gifts Associate at KCRW is responsible for building donor relationships, including the solicitation of four to five figure gifts, sustaining and increasing current donor gifts, and securing new unrestricted annual gifts. ... View full listing »
The Executive Assistant serves as primary source of administrative and special project support to the President and VP of Operations. To be successful in this role, you’ll need to be hyper-organized to manage the details of high-level and cross-functional projects and be comfortable communicating professionally with employees, board members, and outside contacts... View full listing »

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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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.

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 Marketing Internship (Los Angeles)

From June to September, you will become KCRW's marketing arm to promote the station and foster community interaction. You will be on site at many of our free summer concerts and utilize social media, our blog, and other tools to expand the station’s reach. Learn to communicate effectively, build interpersonal skills, and develop projects based on your interest and aptitude. But most of all have a blast being part of the 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).
  • Please submit your completed application one month before the start of the Spring or Fall Semesters
KCRW Santa Barbara: News Intern

If you’re interested in becoming a weekly KCRW Santa Barbara news intern, send a blank email to sbnewsintern@kcrw.org for an application.

  • Learn to form a well focused story
  • Practice writing for broadcast news
  • Use audio equipment and editing software
  • Hone career-building skills
KCRW Santa Barbara: Marketing and Street Team Intern

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

  • Get real world marketing experience on the ground
  • Work with and develop a dynamic group of friends and coworkers
  • Learn what public media is about
  • Utilize your expertise with marketing and social media
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