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. Click here for more information on our teams.

Yearly Acceptance

Every fall, KCPR takes on a new set of student volunteers. DJ applications open in fall quarter, and all other team applications open in the spring.

No experience or particular major is required to join KCPR, however, certain teams require students to enroll in a journalism course to supplement their work at the station.

DJ Applications: Before being admitted into the trainee class, DJ applicants fill out an application and go through an interview during fall quarter. Once admitted, the new trainees go through a round of onboarding 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.

During winter quarter, DJs enroll in JOUR 220 and learn everything they need to know to be a fully-fledged member of KCPR. This two-unit class gives DJs the skillset needed to run a show and their first bits of on-air time.

Team Applications: Hiring for Content, News, Art, Marketing and Podcast teams occurs in spring quarter. Those interested will fill out an application and may be contacted for an interview. If accepted onto a team, students will officially begin their KCPR work in fall quarter of the following academic year. 

The Class

All KCPR staff members are required to enroll in JOUR 320 for as long as they are a part of the station. This one-unit class happens every quarter on Tuesdays from 11-12 p.m.

More information:

  • The expected time commitment for all staff members is around 6 hours per week. These “service hours” are fulfilled by volunteering at KCPR events, working on KCPR projects, etc.
  • Certain teams may require additional weekly meetings outside of JOUR 320 on weekends and weekdays. 
  • Students’ grades in JOUR 320 will be affected by their commitment to these guidelines.

With KCPR you’re in good 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.