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.


Are you a journalist who finds L.A. fascinating and wants to help your fellow Angelenos understand it better? KCRW is searching for a new addition to our team of correspondents who will help tell the story of this complex city. New information, new angles, new voices, new scenes -- KCRW aims to stand out from the crowd with stories that reflect a deep understanding of the region and an ability to connect with people and humanize the news. Apply to be a KCRW Reporter today!

KCRW is seeking an experienced and organized Digital Strategist & Product Manager to manage our digital projects and systems. Equal parts project manager and digital strategist, you’ll live in the Marketing and Digital Content department but are ready to work closely with IT, operations, comms and content teams to grow and build upon the KCRW brand in all our digital, social and mobile channels. Candidates with experience in digital strategy, audience building and analytics will get first consideration.

Reporting to the President, KCRW is recruiting a Chief Content Officer who will head a dynamic and creative team of content producers across platforms. In addition to the traditional radio broadcasts, the CCO will help lead KCRW news and cultural affairs, on-demand podcast market, and create live event engagement opportunities. The executive hired will be responsible for working with the President to create the leadership, vision, strategic plan, and daily administration of KCRW's content team in, radio, podcasting, social media and live events.

Do you thrive under pressure? Are you proud of your ability to meet challenging deadlines? Do you enjoy meticulously combing through details with a fine-tooth comb to perfect the final product? Do you find satisfaction in following set guidelines and keeping things in order? Are you skilled at organization and scheduling? If these qualities apply to you, you could be the perfect candidate for KCRW’s Traffic Coordinator role!

KCRW seeks a Donor Relations Manager responsible for frontline fundraising and building, cultivating and stewarding donor relationships. The Donor Relations Manager will play a critical role in increasing donor support and acts as an ambassador for KCRW across the community. Responsibilities include: new donor identification, cultivation and stewardship of existing donors to increase overall retention and giving levels, and relationship management between donors and others on the board and staff who work with them.

Are you a detail-oriented-welcome-wagon ninja? If you are, we have the perfect way for you to apply your organizational and people-person skills to be the operations ambassador for KCRW. This position is publicly front-facing and is responsible for ensuring the safety of the station by being the point person to welcome all guests and visitors to the station, troubleshooting operational problems, and being an ambassador of KCRW’s values to each of our guests and staff. A great candidate will be a hard-working, detail-oriented individual who specializes in identifying trends, discrepancies, and variances to help improve the effectiveness of our operations.

KCRW is seeking a full-time News Producer for the afternoon shift. This producer works with a team to help direct local news coverage during NPR’s signature show All Things Considered. You’ll support a talented on-air host and board operator, working alongside other KCRW producers and editors. You’ll use your own news judgment and creativity to make KCRW’s local news coverage dynamic, crisp, clear and full of useful information. This is an excellent opportunity for you if you have some experience in breaking news, audio editing and on-air reporting, but want to take your newsroom skills to the next level.

KCRW is committed to serving and representing all communities of Southern California. We are excited to launch our new KCRW Report LA Fellowship which aims to diversify the public media newsroom by training and funding two budding journalists from historically underrepresented groups for one year. By removing barriers that impede entry into the public media newsroom, we hope to find enthusiastic people of all backgrounds who stay up on the news, demonstrate knowledge of Southern California, have some experience (college media accepted) and are pursuing a career in media.

Market Enginuity is seeking an experienced, determined, and persuasive sales professional to join our public media sales team at KCRW in Santa Monica, CA. This is an exceptional opportunity for a mission-minded and innovative person to join our team and generate sponsorship revenue for a station that is highly regarded in the marketplace. Secure Corporate Sponsorship for KCRW which includes on air messaging, live events, podcasts and other digital platforms. Make an impact while working with a team of smart, creative, collaborative colleagues.

KCRW is seeking a part time, fill-in anchor to join our award-winning news and on-air team in Santa Monica. This anchor will substitute for regular hosts when time off is scheduled and as operational needs arise. We are seeking a warm, natural and authoritative on-air presence to assist with the execution of live broadcasts across days, including weekends, middays, and AM/PM drive time. This is a great part-time role that is dependent on a flexible and adaptive on air talent, and an opportunity to get to know KCRW. The ideal candidate must have an engaging on-air style, excellent news judgement, a thirst for accurate, timely news coverage, strong technical skills, meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to write quickly and compellingly for audio. This position works closely with editors and producers. The Anchor must integrate network and KCRW content seamlessly, understanding Southern California and its important role in the national conversation.