Doesn't RecommendNegative Outlook
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Pacifica full-time (More than 3 years)
- Progressive media - Promotes Social Justice - Large network - Great stepping stone to NPR
- Many part-time positions with no insurance - Justify low-pay due to financial instability - Lack of functional working structure - Quick turn over for good and talented people - Claims to be racially conscious but still doesn't walk the talk - Politics prevents good people from staying
Advice to Management
Expand the network audience beyond the progressive or left media. Make it an inviting space for younger staff (under 50). Find a sustainable and long term financial solution to stabilize the fiances. A new Executive Director every couple years is not the answer. A completely new board with young people who are passionate about media would be great.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Pacifica.
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.
- Have you ever worked with the board that had no idea what to do and would sometimes be violent? 1 Answer
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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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.