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PMCC membership is open to any organization or individual working in the nonprofit media sector, from local public radio stations to national networks, professional content producers, researchers, consultants, businesses and support organizations in the U.S and around the world. While our membership includes a wide range of roles, geographies, and perspectives, PMCC members are united in their commitment to developing thought-provoking, relevant, audiocentric content that exemplifies exceptional service to the community. We convene our members throughout the year, from our national conference to monthly and quarterly cohort meetings to online communities. Our membership is powerful because it spans a diverse range of formats, geographies, and viewpoints. Through our convenings, members gain mentorship, share expertise, and evolve their perspective on public media.


PMCC members enjoy a range of benefits that will help elevate your public service and provide much-needed professional development for content and programming leaders, managers and professionals.

Discounts on Registration

PMCC members get significant discounts on registration to The Content Conferences, all of our workshops, virtual convenings like the Audience Development Summit and research studies such as the Public Media Tech Survey.

Resources for Members

Membership in PMCC gets you exclusive access to our knowledge base, which includes reference guides like the PD Handbook and PD Essentials Guide and more than a decade of conference sessions and webinar recordings. It’s a world of programming knowledge at your fingertips.

Knowledge Network

The Knowledge Network (slated to launch in July of 2024) will give you access to some of the most respected and successful consultants working in media today. As a benefit of membership, PMCC member organizations will be able to book complimentary time with Knowledge Network advisors. Get the help you need at a price you can afford.

Peer Support

PMCC members engage with each other through our online community, cohort groups, our social media and communication channels and at PMCC conferences and workshops, building a strong peer network in the industry. You don’t have to work alone when you’re a member of PMCC. 

A Seat At The Table

PMCC provides a collective voice for our members, representing the needs, interests and perspectives of the public media content community in conversations of national importance. As a member of PMCC, you have a seat at an important table.

Professional Development

PMCC offers many opportunities for you to develop your leadership skills and advance your career by participating in conference sessions and webinars and leading a cohort group. Through your membership, you’ll develop the critical leadership and team-building skills that you’ll use throughout your career.


PMCC’s dues structure includes 10 tiers based on your annual organizational budget size. If you are a CPB qualified station, we will use your NFFS (non-federal financial support) as reported to CPB to determine your tier. PMCC annual membership runs from July 1 through June 30 and dues will be prorated after the first six months of the initial year of application. Send us an email if you are interested in becoming a member.

TierNFFS/Budget SizeNew Annual Dues
1$0 - $250,000$250
2$250,000 - $500,000$500
3$500,001 - $800,000$1,000
4$800,001 - $2,000,000$1,500
5$2,000,001 - $3,500,000$2,500
6$3,500,001 - $6,000,000$3,500
7$6,000,001 - $8,000,000$4,500
8$8,000,001 - $11,000,000$5,000
9$11,000,001 - $15,000,000$5,500
10$15,000,001 +$6,000

Station/Organization Memberships

PMCC membership is a benefit to your entire organization. Any staff affiliated with your organization is entitled to login and access all our member benefits. There is no limit on the number of associated contacts a member organization can have.

Individual Membership

Individual memberships are categorized as Tier 1 and are intended for people working as one-person entities who do not have any additional employees, nor are they receiving a salary or employee benefits from a station or institution. Annual dues for individual membership are just $250.