Job Description:



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 Graphic Designer will represent the voice of visual branding for KCRW as a multi-platform media and culture brand. Reporting to the Communications Director, the Graphic Designer will be responsible for elevating and maintaining the visual language of programs and events, digital advertising and newsletters, membership and merchandise. Candidates should be forward-thinking when it comes to culture and visual trends and enjoy a broad range of styles, including hand-illustration, poster and print graphics, typographic title treatment and more. 


A successful candidate will be comfortable working with guest artists as well as working hand-in-hand with marketing analytics. They will present visual concepts, supervise and design promotional assets, and maintain design department protocols while working closely with the Digital, Communications, Events, Membership and Programming departments. This is a position for someone who is a KCRW fan and is excited about the opportunity to boost the independent voice of culture in Southern California. 


This is a full-time, non-exempt position in the SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Unit and is currently a hybrid work-from-home and in-person Santa Monica Office position. 


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.



  • Design cutting-edge creative assets to support podcasts, live streams, events, newsletters, and social media accounts with compelling typography and clean design
  • Develop wireframes, mockups, and prototypes for high click-through websites with clear UI/UX and effective CTAs 
  • Design eye-catching banners with high conversion rates to promote new shows, podcasts, events, pledge drives, and live music performances
  • Design and illustrate exciting artwork for branded merchandise including shirts, jackets, mugs, totes, hats, pins, and collectibles
  • Manage WooCommerce E-Commerce store with connection to Salesforce database for membership acquisition
  • Communicate with teams and project managers to review project requirements, KPIs, and due dates


Skills & Experience


  • 3+ years of design experience; in collaborative, company setting a plus
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML, CSS, Print Design, Google Docs, Dropbox
  • Bonus: After Effects, Animated Gifs
  • Self-starter with ability to set and meet reasonable deadlines 
  • Excellent organizational skills 


Compensation & Benefits:

  • Union minimum hourly rate $32.70/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.


Job Location: 
Santa Monica, CA
United States
Job Category: 
Graphic Design
Job Type: 
Full time
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