Social Media Associate

Marketing Santa Monica, California


Who we are

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

The Social Media Associate 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 Associate 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.

This is a hybrid position and will spend 2-3 days per week in our Santa Monica office.

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.


  • Write copy
  • Coordinate with 3rd party to schedule social media posts 
  • Maintain and drive tone of KCRW’s social media accounts
  • Engage with KCRW’s audience 
  • Coordinate with 3rd party to determine “what” is posted on social media in order maximize audience exposure
  • Understanding of and ability to utilize social media analytics to inform strategy 
  • Create and execute social media campaigns (paid and organic)
  • Designate responsibilities to Social Media Coordinator during campaign rollouts 
  • Attend Editors Meeting

 Skills & Experience

  • 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 

 Compensation & Benefits:

  • Union minimum hourly rate $26.45/hr
  • 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.