Pacifica Reviews

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  • Organization bent on self-destruction

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Programming, Marketing
    Former Employee - Programming, Marketing

    I worked at Pacifica part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Pros

    opportunity to pursue progressive values
    some room to be creative, learn new skills
    lesson in how not to run an organization
    chance to be part of a proud tradition of peace and justice radio

    Cons

    hostility from all sides
    perpetual financial insecurity, mismanagement
    fear of change; dysfunctional governance

    Advice to Management

    establish clear goals and best practices for stations, while allowing each room to define themselves
    build ties with non-Pacifica stations
    encourage and reward creativity, staff development!
    put board members to work, esp in fundraising

Pacifica Interviews

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    Manager Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Pacifica.

    Interview

    The process was long and drawn out and the people that were interviewing me had no idea what they were talking about. Once I dumbed down the information I got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever worked with the board that had no idea what to do and would sometimes be violent?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Because they were so desperate to hire someone that would qualify for the position they gave me $10,000 more than what they listed the job for.

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Website www.pacifica.org
Headquarters Berkeley, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1946
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Media
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Pacifica Foundation operates the Pacifica Radio Network, which includes five listener-supported, community oriented radio stations: KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley, California; KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles; KPFT 90.1 FM in Houston; WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City; and WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, DC. Founded in 1949, Pacifica Radio is the nation's first listener-supported, community-based radio network. Pacifica also has more than 100 affiliates in 27 states. The network was founded in 1949 by Lew Hill and blazed the trail for listener-sponsored independent radio.

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