American Public Media
  • SCPR, Content - 29TA
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible

Who We Are:

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public media network whose mission is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service on air at 89.3 KPCC, online at and through KPCC In Person. Since our founding in 1999, SCPR has been a fast growing, innovative, multi-platform public service newsroom. Every day, our staff helps audiences catch up on the latest headlines, solve the complexities of life in Southern California, and connect curious communities to one another.

Your Role:

SCPR is a creative media organization. We provide award winning, high quality news, information and entertainment across a range of platforms. SCPR is looking for an experienced talent relationship manager that can build and nurture connections in the creative community.  

The ideal candidate will work across the organization to connect and engage talent with all SCPR activities and its brands (KPCC, LAist and LAist Studios). Activities include fundraising, live events, underwriting, content development, social media content creation and amplification, community engagement and podcasting.

We're aiming to find talent of all kinds; established storytellers, journalists, writers, producers, directors, influencers, artists, actors, and other relevant voices that represent our values. The goal is to identify and engage key talent that can become a transformational force for our brands, our content and our connections with the LA and LA minded (diverse, inclusive and future facing) audiences around the world.

The successful candidate will have a deep appreciation for mission driven work and a collaborative spirit.  

Position Responsibility:

  • Create a multi-year talent strategy per brand, per discipline (fundraising and development, underwriting, content, PR, marketing, events, community engagement).
  • Source and book guest talent for existing and new formats, shows, events and campaigns.
  • Research and continuously scout for potential new talent and/or partners for our initiatives.
  • Bring in a strong existing book of contacts within the creative, music, entertainment and sports industries.
  • Build and manage relationships with key agencies, publicists, labels, clubs and similar.
  • Set up administrative tools and keep them updated to track talent, talent opportunities and bookings.
  • Field incoming talent opportunities.
  • Develop process to create legal agreements with talent as needed.
  • Work with the underwriting team to project manage talent-based content campaigns.
  • Attend content creation opportunities and events to manage talent and build relationships.
  • Build a talent relationships strategy inclusive of newsletters with key SCPR updates and other CRM tools, exclusive content previews, lunches and dinners, birthday greetings, others.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest talent and influencer marketing trends across the entertainment, music, sports industries.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • At least four years of experience in talent management, talent relationships, and booking and similar. 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks demanding a high level of organization and timely response.
  • Organized and resourceful, with a knack for project management and attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic, ability to take initiative, great attitude, a self-starter, and highly motivated.
  • Eagerness to work and thrive in a fast-paced, high energy environment, and adjust to new priorities as required.
  • Existing relationships within the journalism, entertainment, sports, influencer and overall LA creative industry/community.
  • Passion and knowledge around the talent industry and talent relationships at every level (emerging and established).
  •  Comfortable in content production and event production environments.
  • Comfortable working on tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge and experience event production process, including budget management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Fluency in Spanish or other non-English languages commonly spoken in Southern California.

Reporting to This Position:      NA

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Physical Demands: 
    • Required to occasionally move about in an office environment to access file cabinets, printers, etc., and remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
    • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and printer.
    • Required to move about in the community
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.  
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Expected to be available and be able to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Include mandatory conditions, such as overtime work, a flexible schedule.
    • Moderate noise level
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.



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