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How To Apply:

Open Staff Positions:

View and apply for current employment opportunities through the SDSU Research Foundation. You can also create a profile and set up alerts for future openings.

Part-Time Staff Positions:

Visit Aztec Career Services and sign up for a free Handshake account to view and apply for current openings and position descriptions. Must be currently enrolled at SDSU to apply.

Submit a general application here.

Mission, Vision And Values

Get Involved. Lead a New Era of Storytelling

KPBS is a public media organization with a strong reputation as a trusted source of news, entertainment and information. With great content, dedicated employees and the trust of our audiences, we are uniquely positioned and ready to head into the future.

Our mission is to tell stories that make us think, help us dream, and keep us connected.

Our vision is tell the stories of our time.

We act with integrity.

We lead by example and treat others like they want to be treated: with respect and authenticity.

We tell the truth.

Our culture demands straight-forward and unbiased truth - for ourselves and for our audiences. We have the highest regard for honesty and transparency delivered with empathy.

We welcome diversity.

We are excited by new ideas, solutions, voices, and viewpoints. We strive to reflect the many differences that characterize our unique region.

Quality counts.

We stand for excellence and strive for our best. We inspire each other to reach for greatness.


All full-time (30 hours a week or more) positions are eligible for our generous benefit package which includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Domestic Partner coverage
  • Vacation and sick leave accruals, and annual personal holiday
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life and disability insurance plans
  • Employer contributed 403b retirement plan
  • Payroll-deducted parking
  • SDSU Campus privileges such as:
  • Access to SDSU Love Library
  • Discounted Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) gym membership
  • Discounted tickets and movie passes at the Viejas Arena Ticket Office

For additional information of available benefits, please visit:

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FCC's updated equal employment opportunity regulations emphasize broad outreach and recruitment. The following EEO worksheets are designed to assist and illustrate that KPBS TV/FM is in compliance with the Commission's current EEO rules, policies and record-keeping requirements.

As an on-campus entity of San Diego State University, our personnel acquisition processes are managed by SDSU and the SDSU Research Foundation. We remain a vital part of the University with our broadcast facilities housed on campus. Our news operation maintains strict editorial independence from Management, SDSU and corporate underwriters and donors.


KPBS will champion diversity and inclusion by reflecting the exceptionally diverse community we serve through our content, programming, community engagement and staff makeup.We envision a station where all people are valued for their uniqueness and differences as we work to reflect the communities we serve.


Create a culture that promotes equitable practices and diverse perspectives throughout our organization. Commit leaders to discuss issues, challenge attitudes, and promote organizational changes that support diversity and inclusion. Cultivate a safe haven by fostering respectful engagement and open dialogue within our workplace and within our communities.