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Summer/Fall 2018 Staff Application

KTSW Volunteer Application

Application Deadline: March 30th, by 5:00 p.m.


  • Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • All applicants must be students enrolled at Texas State University.***
  • All applicants must complete the online form and attach a current résumé.
  • All applicants applying for multiple positions, can only be hired in up to three departments.
  • All applicants must provide a personal statement that tells us a little bit about themselves.   

KTSW volunteer applicants must have a minimum semester, Texas State & Overall GPA of 2.0 and be an enrolled student. A minimum semester, Texas State & Overall GPA of 2.0 and enrollment at Texas State University must be maintained for the duration of the term as a KTSW employee.

Read KTSW’s frequently asked questions on hiring.

Please select only the positions that you are serious about pursuing. 

Program Department

KTSW’s Programming Department oversees everything that goes on air. Many get their start by deejaying a shift or two. Eventually, a select few of our DJs evolve into our specialty show hosts, getting to choose the theme and music for a show. 

Review all programming position descriptions.

Music Department

KTSW’s Music Department receives new music on a day-to-day basis from various record labels and promoters to add to our library. Our music journalists give these a listen and select the cream of the crop from music's independent and lesser known artists.

Review all music position descriptions.

News Department

KTSW’s News Department is the source for campus and community news. Our newscast airs Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Our reporters are sent out to cover beats and assist in producing our 30-minute specialty news show, In The Public Interest.

Review all news position descriptions.

Production Department

KTSW’s Production Department is responsible for everything that goes on between the music and live announcements. Our production assistants produce elements such as Public Service Announcements, promos, legal IDs and more, using creative sound effects, music and voices.

Review all production position descriptions.

Other Side Drive

Other Side Drive is KTSW’s drive-time, variety show airing Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Other Side Drive pulls all KTSW departments together through newscasts, sports updates, music reviews and more. This is also our request block, hosted by our best DJ talent with interesting segments and live in-studio sessions.

Review all Other Side Drive position descriptions.

Sports Department

KTSW’s Sports Department covers a wide variety of sports from San Marcos High School football to Texas State volleyball, basketball and more. Many sports staff members get their start as Sports Update Writers, then move on to anchor, provide play-by-play and color commentary during games, and host our one-hour talk show: Bobcat Radio. Staff members also learn technical skills by board producing and running remote broadcasts. 

Review all sports position descriptions

Web Content Department

KTSW’s Web Content Department is responsible for the station’s online presence on our WordPress blog. KTSW Web Editors and Contributors suggest, create and format blog posts and assist in maintaining relevant pages for their respective departments. 

Review all web content position descriptions.

Sales Department

KTSW’s Sales Department is responsible for selling our non-commercial radio station. Like professional account executives, ours represent us by setting up meetings with businesses as potential sponsors. 

Review all sales position descriptions.

Multimedia Department

KTSW’s Multimedia Department is responsible for developing and creating all video, photo and illustration content for the radio station, whether it be for news, sports, Other Side Drive, or any other department or project. Previous experience and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

Review all multimedia position descriptions.

Community Relations Department

KTSW's Community Relations Department is responsible for interfacing and promoting the radio station to various organizations and entities. The department will be in charge of all outgoing press releases, fundraising efforts, PSA campaigns and more. Previous public relations experience is preferred. 

Review all community relations position descriptions.

Social Media Department

KTSW’s Social Media Department oversees all of our social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Our social media content contributors suggest, create and assist in scheduling weekly postings to promote what is going on within their department. They're the online face of KTSW!

Review all social media position descriptions

Promotions Department

KTSW’s Promotions Department is the face of KTSW. Our promotions assistants represent us at on and off-campus events, including: Third Thursday, Lunchbox Concert Series, Underground Excellence and more! 

Review all promotions position descriptions

Graphics Department

KTSW’s Graphics Department is responsible for working with the KTSW graphic designer in creating (including but not limited to) show posters, business documents, specialty show graphics, t-shirts, stickers and web graphics. The Graphic Design assistants will aid in the creation and design of KTSW events. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is necessary.

Review graphics positions here

Web Development

KTSW's Web Development Department is responsible for having an understanding of the Internet and website hosting, while staying up to date with HTML, Javascript, and CSS; while working with other departments to keep the website's content updated and clean. Specifically seeking an individual that can help with the design, coding and implementation of a new website. 

Work Study

An applicant will not be considered if he/she cannot provide proof of a Spring 2018 work study award.

Work Study students at KTSW help keep our office running! From greeting students and community members to performing office tasks, they're an integral part of our team.