Board Member

Pittsburgh Broadcasting Corporation (PCBC)

Website Pittsburgh Broadcasting Corporation (PCBC)

Pittsburgh Broadcasting Corporation (PCBC),  operating as WYEP and WESA, seeks the nominations and resumes of community members interested in serving as a member of the Board of Directors.  The Board represents the interests of PCBC through a diverse and committed membership.


The Board of Directors has three primary responsibilities:

  1. Duty of Due Care: To take care of the organization by ensuring prudent use of all assets, including facilities, people, and good will; and to provide oversight for all activities that advance the nonprofit’s effectiveness and sustainability.
  2. Duty of Loyalty: To make decisions in the best interest of the organization; not in one’s own self-interest.
  3. Duty of Compliance: To ensure that the organization complies with applicable laws, acts in accordance with ethical practices, and adheres to its stated corporate purposes, and that its activities advance its mission.

As a practical matter, the Board of Directors’ responsibilities include:

  • Acting as the fiduciary for and guardian of the organization’s assets;
  • Establishing the strategic vision for the organization;
  • Selecting the CEO, setting her/his compensation and regularly evaluating performance;
  • Reviewing and approving the organization’s budget;
  • Creating and embracing an effective process for organizational planning;
  • Monitoring the organization’s programs and services;
  • Ensuring the organization has adequate financial resources;
  • Ensuring legal and ethical integrity for the organization in its activities;
  • Recruiting and maintaining a qualified and competent Board of Directors;
  • Providing guidance and counsel to the CEO with regard to matters of organizational policy and activity; and
  • Enhancing the organization’s public standing.


  • Know and effectively articulate the mission, vision, purpose, goals, policies, and programs of PCBC.
  • Understand the role of the Board as a governing body, focusing on organizational governance and not management.
  • Commit time, thought, and effort to PCBC.
  • Participate in setting strategic goals and objectives for the organization.
  • Participate in reviewing organizational activity and performance.
  • Accept and abide by the legal and fiscal responsibilities of the Board as specified by organizational charter, bylaws, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Comply with the conflict-of-interest policy and other policies developed by the Board.
  • Be a fiduciary for PCBC – accepting responsibility for PCBC financial accountability
  • Avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all PCBC Board meeting executive sessions.
  • Participate in hiring and evaluation of PCBC’s chief executive.
  • Support and advise the chief executive.
  • Attend and actively participate in all Board meetings and meetings of one’s assigned Committee(s).
  • Vote according to one’s individual conviction and challenge the judgment of others when necessary.
  • Be willing to support the decision of the Board and work with fellow Board members in a spirit of cooperation.
  • Recognize that the Board President alone speaks for the Board and avoid acting as spokesperson for the Board unless specifically authorized by the Board President to do so.
  • Chair and/or participate in at least one Board committee.
  • Make an annual financial contribution of “significance” (based on personal means).
  • Attend PCBC events and participate in PCBC fundraising activities.
  • Refrain from actions and involvements that might prove embarrassing to the organization, and be prepared to recuse or resign if such actions or involvements develop.
  • Identify friends and associates who might be prospective donors or Board members.
  • Be a good representative of PCBC to the community.
  • Make judgments always on the basis of what is best for the organization as a whole.

The PCBC Board of Directors embraces a culture of openness and encourages candid communication, where our different perspectives help us understand all sides of an issue.

  • We believe in openness and candor.
  • We embrace rich communication that dares to discuss the “elephants in the room.”
  • We explore different points of view in a respectful, non-adversarial manner.
  • Debate is always welcome, but arguments are not.
  • Sincere, civil conversation does not include insults or hurtful words.
  • It is the role of the Board President to moderate discussion, maintain a civil tone and see that all reasonable points of view are explored.

Nominations and applications are being accepted for a three-year term on the PCBC Board of Directors.  To be considered, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest in the mission of PCBC and your understanding of the role of a Board member, with a resume, to:

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