INTERESTED IN WORKING IN MUSIC?
Here at KCPR, we serve a wide variety of interests. As a fully functioning media platform, we have a multitude of jobs to be done, and as such, a wide array of positions available. Staff members have opportunities to work in: music journalism, broadcast, events, production, marketing, videography, graphic design, web design and business administration.
Every fall, KCPR takes on a new set of volunteers. Before being admitted into the trainee class, volunteers fill out an application and go through an interview. Once admitted, the new trainees go through a round of on-boarding meetings to learn the ropes of KCPR. Meetings consist of meeting new friends, learning about the music and entertainment industry, and learning the technical basics of what it means to work at KCPR.
Once you make it through the interview process, enrolling in will JOUR 220 teach you everything you need to know to be a fully-fledged member of KCPR. This two unit class gives you your first bits of on-air time, as well as teaching you everything to know about the station.
Here’s a bit more info:
– Expected time commitment is around 6 hours a week: 2 hours in the studio and 4 hours of additional work.
– Class work will consist of recording shows, creating sound bites, learning FCC rules and the philosophy behind what makes KCPR tick.
– The class is taught by Patti Piburn, a professor with over 20 years of working experience in broadcast.
With KCPR you’re in great company.
Staff members have interned at 8tracks, Red Light Management, Vice, Live Nation, Vanity Fair, Goldenvoice, GreenLight Media and Marketing, Surfdog Records, and Flood Magazine.
KCPR alumni are all over the music industry. Our alumni have gone on to work at Merge Records, Epic Records, ATO Records, RCA Records, KCRW, 91X, United Talent Agency, KCBX, Kobalt Music, Green Light Marketing, Forcefield PR, AM Only, Pitchfork, Spin, New York Times, Insomniac, Windish Agency and Red Light Management.