CMS Editor, Part-Time

Marketing Santa Monica, California


KCRW is Southern California’s flagship public radio station and has served the greater Los Angeles community, and beyond, for more than 40 years. The only charter NPR member station to combine news, culture, and music programming, KCRW seeks to inform, enlighten, and delight by serving the whole person.

KCRW is more than just a radio station. Supported in large part by members, KCRW is an integral part of the SoCal community; investigating, teaching, learning, and discovering for the audience and with the audience. Driven by the spirit of Los Angeles, KCRW opens doors to the worlds of music, art, literature, technology, architecture, food, entertainment, and storytelling, by creating inspired programming for curious locavores and passionate global citizens alike. Grounded by an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity, KCRW’s exceptional team of journalists, producers, writers and storytellers, have received distinguished honors, including The George Foster Peabody Award, Edward R. Murrow Awards, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards.

The CMS Editor traffics content through our Content Management System (CMS) and works with KCRW’s Digital Content team and show producers to upload, manage, and edit digital content for music/talk shows, podcasts, articles, photos, homepage and more.  This position works with audio engineers, web developers, and producers to establish a strong presence for KCRW’s online content. Diligence and attention to detail, as well as a fluency with computers, is critical to this role.

KCRW is looking to increase its fill-in Digital roster with experienced and enthusiastic individuals.

This position reports to the Director of Digital Product Management, is paid an hourly rate, and is classified as part-time, non-exempt.  This position is in the SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Unit.

To start, this position will be required to work 2-4 hours part-time on weekends to support the digital publication of KCRW DJ Shows and other weekend programming. Additional hours may be assigned on a project basis, and/or to provide coverage for CMS Editors taking vacation or sick days.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Upload content to backend CMS of, which feeds KCRW apps, podcasts, and more
  • Communicate issues in advance, troubleshoot, and ensure the timely release of KCRW content across all relevant platforms
  • Work with Digital Content Team and show producers to create and edit show and episode pages for
  • Responsible for QA for all digital content to ensure content aligns with KCRW Style Guide, meets all editorial and technical standards, and business requirements
  • Plan and execute digital coverage of shows, episodes, with rest of KCRW CMS team
  • Help edit daily web copy, producer info
  • Tag shows by content type and topic in backend to optimize KCRW SEO
  • Attend weekly team and monthly staff meetings during regular business hours

Required Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with digital audio formats and podcasts important
  • Knowledge of best practices for web article layout, basic understanding of typography and HTML, and an eye for what makes a good photograph
  • Strong knowledge of grammar and AP style guide

Education and Training:

  • High School or equivalent education required
  • 1 year relevant work experience or relevant training required

Benefits include:

  • Minimum hourly rate of $23.08, eligible for overtime
  • Premium working holiday pay rate
  • Sick leave accrual

Application Instructions:

Applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.  Applicants may be required to complete relevant testing to determine eligibility for the role.

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.