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Los Angeles, CA


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The Pacifica National Board (PNB) seeks an Executive Director for our five-station network (KPFA, Berkeley, California, KPFT, Houston Texas, KPFK, Los Angeles, California, WBAI, New York, New York, and WPFW, Washington, DC) as well as the Pacifica National Archives and our growing Affiliate program.


About Pacifica: Started in 1946 by conscientious objector Lew Hill, Pacifica’s storied history includes impounded program tapes for a 1954 on-air discussion of marijuana, broadcasting the Seymour Hersh revelations of the My Lai massacre, bombings by the Ku Klux Klan, going to jail rather than turning over the Patty Hearst tapes to the FBI, and Supreme Court cases. Those cases include the 1984 decision that noncommercial broadcasters have the constitutional right to editorialize, and the Seven Dirty Words ruling following George Carlin’s incendiary performances on WBAI.


The Pacifica Foundation operates noncommercial radio stations in five major metropolitan areas, operates the Pacifica Radio Archives with decades of historical audio, and syndicates content to over 300 affiliate stations. It invented listener-sponsored radio.



The Pacifica National Board expects the Executive Director to increase the total revenue, net income, membership, program quality and listenership of our stations through good management and to ensure that our Archives, National Office and Affiliate Network are maintained and functioning efficiently.  The ED will ensure that all federal, state and local laws and regulations are complied with, that legal matters are competently handled and financial reporting is completed in a timely manner.



In consultation with the Pacifica National Board (PNB), Local Station Boards (LSB) and our management and staff, we have created the profile of the ideal next ED for Pacifica. We will select from and consider candidates who most clearly demonstrate those skills and characteristics.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent;
  • 10 years’ experience in progressive, listener supported media or related field;
  • Five years supervisory experience.




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Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Pacifica is committed to fostering a diverse workplace.


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Job Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Job Category: 
Human Resources
Project Management
Job Type: 
Full time
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