Acquisitions & Promotions Manager

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles

KCRW is a public media leader, creating and curating a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration, and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and deliver in innovative ways -- on the radio, digitally and in-person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.

What we need

  • KCRW is seeking an Acquisitions & Promotions Manager who will be responsible for managing campaign assets and promotional activities of KCRW, including ticket giveaways and other email acquisition efforts. The Acquisitions & Promotions Manager will develop creative assets, liaise with third-party content platforms, edit and write promotional copy and newsletter copy as needed, and facilitate cross-departmental coordination around marketing launches, KCRW Presents, and giveaways.
  • The Acquisitions & Promotions Manager reports to the Communications Director and works with content producers, graphic designers, and key stakeholders across the organization. This role combines a love of KCRW content with a passion for furthering projects and getting deliverables to the right people on time, as well as tracking the results and iterating for the future.
  • Acquisition & Promotions Manager should have a minimum of 1-2 years or commensurate experience in a marketing/advertising/promotional role that includes writing/editing, campaign coordination, and an understanding of basic analytics across digital channels.
  • The ideal candidate is a KCRW fan who is excited about the opportunity to boost the independent voice of culture in Southern California to unite curious minds and create a more informed community.
  • This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Communications Director. This position is in the SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Unit.
  • This is a full time position and attendance on-site at our Santa Monica office will be required and may vary depending on the tasks at hand.
  • KCRW will have in effect a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees beginning September 15, 2021. The mandate is subject to accommodation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


  • Ongoing collaboration between Communications and other departments on a variety of promotional projects
  • Fulfillment of digital marketing activities, including website and app promotion, and coordination with other channel marketing leads (social, events, etc.)
  • Furthering marketing acquisition plans across digital, email, SEO, social, paid, PR, and direct, taking into consideration the audience’s path to membership
  • Developing creative assets and messaging
  • Editing and writing promotional copy
  • Executing on ticket giveaways and KCRW Presents agreements
  • Cross-training in newsletter platform and providing tech assistance to newsletter editors, including providing promotional banners and newsletter analytics to inform growth strategy; assistance editing/proofing suite of newsletters as needed
  • Regular reporting on launch metrics and ongoing campaign performance to identify opportunities for optimization

Skills & Experience:

  • Love of copywriting, grammar (+ some humor and irreverence), tone, and the ability of words to create an emotional connection
  • Well-organized and timely project manager who can keep the trains running on time with diplomacy
  • Strong communicator who can represent the organization in external communications with content and distribution partners
  • Strategic thinker who can focus our promotional activities to grow membership, our ultimate metric of success
  • A good eye with digital and print ad design, such as newsletter, banner, social
  • Familiarity with the audio and podcast landscape and third-party platforms a plus (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, smart speakers)
  • Familiarity and experience with SEO, paid media, audience conversion metrics, and A/B testing, a plus
  • Familiarity with HubSpot or other email platforms, a plus
  • Must be a great collaborator (very comfortable sharing work and knowledge), communicator, and listener
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Compensation & Benefits: 

  • The union minimum hourly rate for this position is $25.96/hour
  • Eligible for overtime and 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
  • Passionate office environment surrounded by an incredible community of curious and talented colleagues
  • KCRW is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program - read more here to determine your eligibility
  • 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.

To apply

You can read about the position and apply at: https://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/kcrw/job/oeVUifw5?__jvst=job%20board&__jvsd=LA2050