Apply to Join the DAC in 2020

The Development Advisory Committee (DAC) is looking to add at least two new members to serve from 2020-2022, including leaders with a strong background in programming/content or membership and specifically from small or medium markets. Serving on the DAC allows professionals to share their expertise as influencers and impact the larger public media system.

Why Apply?

DAC members play an important role as advisers to PBS Development Services, providing guidance on strategy, training and services that support public media stations’ financial sustainability. DAC members participate in soliciting and sharing station feedback and identifying unmet system needs and opportunities.

DAC members routinely receive first look at pilots and cohorts offered by Development Services. They are often asked to provide feedback on new projects or concepts from PBS Programming and PBS Digital. Members also get the opportunity to collaborate in activities that allow them and their station to stand out as development leaders, such as “Ask the Expert” on OurNeighborhood, serving as a panelist at conferences or presenting in webinars. Additionally, members are asked to participate in various short-terms working groups established throughout the year to address pressing system issues.

Apply Here!


Know someone at your station or in the system who would be a valuable voice on the DAC? Candidates must be employed at a public television station (including dual-licensees), have demonstrated development leadership and success, and have a commitment to strengthening the financial sustainability of the public media system. Click above to apply by Sept 11, 2019. Open seats on the DAC are filled with station staff representing a cross section of development functions, a diversity of market size, licensee type and joint television and radio stations.

Time Commitment

DAC terms are three years, and members can serve up to two terms consecutively. Time commitment of a DAC member consists of a few hours per month, specifically:

  • Monthly one-hour conference calls
  • In-person annual planning meeting at PBS
  • Judging annual Development Awards in spring
  • In-person mid-year meeting at PMDMC in July (preferred not mandatory)


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