# Total employees at NPR?December 9, 2008 12:39 PM   Subscribe

How many people work at NPR inc. National Public Radio what is the total number of employees? I can't find the info in their annual reports.
posted by Paleoindian to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

According to their 2006 IRS 990 form line 90b, there were 803 employees during the pay period containing March 12. 2005.

I get nonprofit tax filings from Guidestar.org.
posted by advicepig at 12:49 PM on December 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Are you trying to determing how many people work for National Public Radio, or how many people work in the field of public radio? Your sentence is a bit confusing.

Obviously, many people work for stations, independent shows, American Public Media, Public Radio International, and so forth. Not to mention many, many independent producers.
posted by YoungAmerican at 1:16 PM on December 9, 2008

Yep. many, many, many independent producers. Might produce a few pieces and then get more reliable work, so it's probably an impossible number to be sure of.
posted by sully75 at 2:03 PM on December 9, 2008

"How many people work at NPR inc. National Public Radio"

I'm trying to figure out the revenue per employee number and compare it to wikimedia.
posted by Paleoindian at 2:48 PM on December 9, 2008

thanks advicepig, you led me to the fy2007 form990 which states they have 823 employees. If anyone is interested,

Revenue Generated Per Employee for NPR is 159 million/823=\$193,195
Revenue Generated Per Employee for wikimedia is 2.734909 million/23=\$118,909

Revenue Generated Per Employee for NYTimes Company 3.04billion/10231=\$3,122,937
posted by Paleoindian at 3:17 PM on December 9, 2008

There's an article in the Washington Post today about layoffs at NPR. It states that there are 889 employees.
posted by candyland at 12:38 PM on December 10, 2008

that should say \$312, 293.70 for the new york times
posted by Paleoindian at 2:46 PM on December 11, 2008

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