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

KCRW is looking for someone to guide and grow our social platforms. Our social outreach is a vital place for fans of independent music, news and culture to connect, share and learn about new events and ideas.

Reporting to the Communications Director, the Social Media Manager will oversee social media growth, strategy, and help produce daily content for KCRW’s social channels. Candidates will be able to distill the most sociable ideas from broadcast, podcast, events, culture and the KCRW organization for our online community conversations. An understanding of the right tone and best practices across social media platforms is crucial. An understanding of KCRW’s programming and audience is essential as is the ability to communicate KCRW’s online voice clearly.   

Also, a strong understanding of the basic analytics for each platform is key for better understanding our audience, furthering communication, and delivering smarter content choices for our online community.  

The Social Media Manager will work closely with a Social Media Associate, Digital Content, Programming, Membership, Communications and Analytics. Ideally the candidate is 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 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.



  • Development and implement tone of KCRW’s social media accounts
  • Write, review and approve copy
  • Set KCRW audience engagement strategy
  • Cover live events for social accounts
  • Strategize social media campaigns (paid and organic)
  • Develop social media strategy using social analytics 
  • Prepare and present reports to stakeholders and senior team members on engagement, growth, and brand health
  • Designate responsibilities to Social Media team 
  • Work with content heads and producers to devise programmatic social strategy and engagement 
  • Work with membership to create and execute social fundraising strategy
  • Lead workshops to educate and update staff on social media best practices and emerging trends
  • Stay on top of emerging features and platforms to determine suitability for KCRW


Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing FB, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok content in culture-forward brand, agency or organization with strong social engagement 
  • Experience with social publishing (i.e. Hubspot, Sprout), creating content, basic photo editing and design skills.
  • Understanding of and ability to utilize social media analytics to inform strategy
  • Timely and responsive, efficiently bringing the right content to the right audience
  • 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
  • Able to convey social media expertise and education to co-workers and external collaborators
  • You’re a great collaborator, communicator and listener as well as have top-notch project management skills


Compensation & Benefits:

  • Union minimum hourly rate - $29.81/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
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Job Type: 
Full time
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