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Spring 2021 Staff Applications

KTSW Volunteer Application

Application Deadline: Friday, October 30th by 5 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.

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.

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

The Web Content department produces its own content as well as manages content from other contributing departments including Music, News, and Sports. Web content contributors aim to write lifestyle, entertainment and community piece each week, while copy editors use AP Style and PUG to edit material to make the pieces online-ready.

Review all web content position descriptions 


KTSW News is dedicated to reporting local and university news every day. News reporters produce audio packages, help with newscasts and go on air for news updates. 

Review all news position descriptions 

Social Media

The Social media team showcases what KTSW is from music, artists, news, and sports. We aim to highlight what's going on around the San Marcos area while highlighting the KTSW brand. 

Review all social media position descriptions 


The Multimedia department is comprised of videographers, photographers, illustrators, and live sound techs. We produce much of the visual and audio content seen on all our social media platforms, including promotional material, collaboration between the content produced in other staffs, and covering musical performances. Through all means of multimedia we showcase San Marcos, Texas State University, and KTSW.

Review all multimedia position descriptions 

Community Relations

The Community Relations Department builds relationships with the San Marcos community by working with local bands, organizations, small businesses, and San Marcos CISD. They are also responsible for our monthly newsletter which covers KTSW events and more.

Review all community relations position descriptions 


KTSW is looking for graphic designers with skills in Adobe Illustrator/other editing systems with an understanding of the KTSW brand. KTSW graphic designers are responsible for creating event flyers, graphics for on air programs, and any graphics needed by the KTSW staff.

Review all graphics position descriptions