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Summer/Fall 2019 Staff Applications

KTSW Volunteer Application

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5th at 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 before and for the duration of the term as a KTSW staff member.

Read KTSW’s frequently asked questions on hiring.

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

You can accept up to THREE positions.

Community Relations Department

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

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, Studio C, or any other department or project. Previous experience and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

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.

News Department

The KTSW News Department is the source for campus and community news. Our newscast airs Monday through Friday at 12 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.

Production Department

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

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. 

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, interviews, and more. This is also our request block, hosted by our best DJ talent with interesting segments and live in-studio sessions. Previous on-air DJ experience is preferred. 

Promotions Department

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

Sales Department

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

Social Media Department

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

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. 

Web Content Department

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

Web Development Department

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.