WKMS is licensed to Murray State University and follows the University’s personnel procedures available at www.murraystate.edu. When full time positions become available at the University they are published at that website. WKMS also publishes its professional job openings here.

Positions Available

Part-Time Underwriting Representative

WKMS-FM, Murray State’s Public Radio Service, seeks a motivated and charismatic individual to act as a part-time underwriting representative responsible for prospecting, cultivating, and servicing new corporate underwriting accounts within the Madisonville/Hopkinsville areas and surrounding communities. 


Research and cultivate business prospects for underwriting sponsorship of the station.  Secure new underwriting agreements and service those accounts. Effectively represent WKMS at community events, and actively participate as staff member for assigned station events.  Abide by reporting requests including but not limited to daily activities, sales reports, commission report and time submission. 

The underwriting representative will work off-site and provide their own car, computer, hardware, and cell phone. WKMS will provide necessary office supplies and Murray State University email account. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be a self-starter with excellent speaking and writing skills and an interest in public radio.
  • College graduate or graduate student preferred. 

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week.

Pay: Hourly rate plus commissions.

To Apply: Send a résumé to aburnett2@murraystate.edu


Student Internships

News Intern

WKMS-FM seeks student interns to join other interns and professional staff in its news department.  WKMS provides training on the job.  Duties include:  writing copy, interviewing sources, recording audio, and voicing stories for seven daily newscasts and feature news stories; archiving news copy and managing audio files; other duties as assigned. Requirements include: G.P.A. (in any degree program) of  3.0+; dependability; curiosity; ability to work with small team; computer and typing skills; self starter; excellent speaking and writing skills; and an interest in learning more about public radio.  To apply, send a resume to clampe@murraystate.edu

WKMS accepts student applications throughout the academic year. There are several student employment positions at the station with openings occurring from time to time. All of the station’s student jobs involve expectations of professional level work in all facets of radio including: production, development, administration, and engineering.

Most of the student positions/internships are remunerated on a scale starting with minimum wage and increasing with experience and academic progress. The station encourages students who are interested in public radio work to visit the station on the 8th Floor of Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. Pick up a student application form from Kathy Thweatt, room 817.


As a unit of its licensee, Murray State University, (Equal education and employment opportunities M/F/D, AA employer), WKMS follows its policies regarding employment searches, as mandated by federal law.

- Jobs at Murray State University

- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

- Search the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Jobline