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KCRW Public Radio

Social Media Coordinator

Employment type
3 months ago
Los Angeles

The Social Media Coordinator will write copy and help produce daily content for KCRW’s social channels. You will be able to distill the most sociable ideas from news, podcasts, events, culture and the KCRW organization for our online community conversations. An understanding of the right tone and best practices for FB, Twitter and Instagram is crucial. An understanding of KCRW’s programming and audience is essential as is the ability to communicate KCRW’s online voice clearly.   

The Social Media Coordinator will also work closely with the Communications team and other departments. Ideally you’re also a KCRW fan, who loves great programming and is excited about the opportunity to boost the independent voice of culture in Southern California. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt individual contributor position reporting to the Social Media Manager. This position is in the SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Unit.

We will not review applications without cover letters and writing samples. The prompt for the writing sample is below. 

What you bring:

  • Curious, open-minded individual with an overall awareness and interest in music, arts, culture, and design, as well as human interest and news stories, 
  • Ability to research and write succinctly and accurately on a variety of topics ranging from music to news to culture
  • Great conversational copywriter with an understanding of the right mood for each channel’s audience, making sure KCRW is not just part of the conversation – but leading the conversation
  • You have a sense of fun with a dash of spontaneity, as well as know the difference between serious and boring
  • Timely and responsive, you efficiently bring the right content to the right audience
  • Basic understanding of social media analytics  
  • Experience with social publishing (i.e. Hubspot), creating content, basic photo and video editing and design skills
  • Experience with covering live events on social is a plus
  • You’re a great collaborator and communicator, but can also work independently
  • Love of everything social, including staying on top of trends, best practices and platform changes  


Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Minimum 1 year+ of experience writing copy for FB, Twitter, Instagram content in culture-forward brand, agency or organization with strong social engagement 


What we offer:

  • Salary, eligible for overtime
  • Premium working holiday pay rate
  • Sick leave award
  • Vacation leave accrual
  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance (including medical, dental, vision, FSA, life and AD&D) eligibility
  • 403(b) with company match
To apply

Apply for this position here: 

Submit your resume, cover letter and the following writing sample. We will not review applications without cover letters and writing samples.

Please write social copy for each KCRW segment for Facebook and twitter. 


KCRW aims to be representative of Southern California, and candidates with traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. KCRW is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.