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KPBS Community Reporter
This reporting role is instrumental in documenting the challenges specific to City Heights, the most ethnically diverse community in San Diego, and the work being done to address them. Join our team and help us reach beyond neighborhood borders to spark a dialogue among all San Diego communities about our shared policies and, potentially, shared solutions. This position is open until filled with first review of resumes beginning September 3, 2019.

KPBS News Editor (Temporary)
Lead our team in accountability-driven coverage, with a mix of thought-provoking stories as well as fresh explainers that teach our audience something new. This position is being filled on a temporary basis with an expected end date of October 31, 2019.


Visit Aztec Career Connection and search for “KPBS” to view and apply for current openings. Must be currently enrolled at SDSU to apply.

Click here to submit a general application.

Audience Services Assistant - Our Audience Services department is looking for individuals with great customer service and phone etiquette skills, attentive to details, and experience with a variety of Internet, database and research tools. Must be available to work during school breaks.

​FM Operations/Programming Assistant - Assist our Radio Operations and Podcast team with tracking program analytics, producing promos, developing content for social media, and keeping on top of clerical duties. Must have knowledge of AP style.

Member Services Assistant - Support our Membership department with preparing materials for the Member Benefit Welcome Package sent to KPBS donors, data entry, and other clerical duties. Strong organizational, communication and writing skills required.

Mailroom Assistant - Assist our team with internal and external mail services to assure all KPBS departments receive mail and packages in a timely manner. Must possess basic mathematical skills, generally addition and subtracting functions, for calculating package weight for all shipping carriers.

On-Air Fundraising Assistant - Join our On-Air Fundraising team for an opportunity to assist with TV/Radio production of our pledge events, pledge event setup, talent coordination, and various administrative duties. Previous clerical and MS Office software experience preferred.

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:

SDSU Research Foundation Benefits Information

SDSU/CSU Employee Benefits Information

FCC EEO Regulations

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FCC's updated equal employment opportunity regula-tions 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.

Worksheets are in PDF format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software or equivalent. Download Acrobat Reader.

View the 2019 Annual EEO Report

FCC Station Profile Information