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Assistant News Producer/Penner Fellowship
The KPBS Penner Fellowship helps grow the next generation of public media journalists. Each year, the station selects one journalist who is recently graduated, in their final year of college, or is an early career professional, to join our news team for a 6-12 month long producing opportunity on KPBS Evening Edition and KPBS Roundtable. The selected fellow will work 20 hours per week and receive minimum wage. This position is open through October 1, 2019.

Temporary Freelance Motion Graphics Broadcast Designer
Help KPBS in the design and execution of electronic broadcast graphics for programs, program and image promotion and non-broadcast video projects. As a member of our production team, you'll work to create the overall “look” for assigned projects creating unique, up-to-date 2D and 3D design concepts and/or animation appropriate to the project and in line with our brand. This position is open through October 10, 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.

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