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The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

OPEN POSITIONS

Audio Engineer
Manager, Events – LA
Director Content Licensing


 

Title: Audio Engineer
Department: Technical Services
Location: New York, NY

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, renowned programming archive, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

Job Responsibilities:

Audio Engineer with live mixing experience in a theater or auditorium setting. The Audio Engineer mixes audio during live events, such as conferences and panel discussions, in a theater / auditorium environment. He/she will also responsible for restoration and transfer of legacy audio programs to disk using ProTools.  Will handle audio patching and routing and perform Q.C. monitoring and evaluation. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven live mixing experience in a theater / auditorium
  • Multitasking using multiple pieces of equipment during a live event
  • Audio archiving / restoration
  • Audio sweetening for video / broadcast
  • Must be a highly organized individual with excellent communication skills who can work independently and efficiently
  • Regularly scheduled full time position with benefits
  • Weekend, evening and overtime work will be required

Expertise with the following equipment:

  • Mixing Consoles
  • Wireless Mics
  • ProTools
  • Audio hardware and software processing & restoration tools
  • Audio encoding
  • CD Mastering
  • Analog audio tape playback equipment – DAT, 1/4 Reel to Reel, Turntables, Wire Recorders, Transcription Disc
  • Video editing and graphic animation a plus

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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Title: Manager, Events
Department: Development
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position Reports to: Director, Development

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, renowned programming archive, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

SCOPE:

The Manager, Events plays an important role in representing the Paley brand by consistently producing outstanding events.  He/she is responsible for maintaining the LA Programming & Events calendar.

The Manager, Events is responsible for planning, overseeing, coordinating and executing all LA’s facility rental events.  He/she partners with the appropriate Paley Center LA & NY staff to ensure all production needs are met for these events regarding contracts, logistics, permits, load-ins, audio & technical equipment, catering, staffing, timelines, etc. 

Partnering with Programming and Operations departments, he/she will also plan, manage and execute all receptions, dinners and greenrooms for Paley’s public, industry and development programs, such as PaleyFest LA, LA Gala, Trustee Events, Patron and President’s Circle events, Corporate Member events, Media Council events, Programming events and Sponsorship events throughout the year.  This includes managing budgets, logistics, décor, catering, staffing, invitations, registration, etc.

He/she partners with the Development team to help grow membership for President’s Circle, Patron’s Circle, Corporate and Media Council.
The Manager, Events will have a proven track record of exceeding a 6 figure sales goal and nurturing client relationships.  This position reports to the Director Development. 

RENTALS:

  • Proactively develop and market Paley rental opportunities by utilizing communication strategies with the Communications and Marketing departments
    • Field all calls from prospective clients
    • Manage and keep rental specs up to date
    • Host site visits
    • Negotiate rental deals; coordinate with Business Affairs and Finance for contract approval
    • Execute pre-production and production elements
    • Write and communicate internal Event Rental memos as appropriate
    • Write thank you notes following each rental event
    • Leverage rental relationships to convert into Corporate Memberships
    • Track sales vs. budget
  • Oversee and maintain rental operating budget
    • Provide accurate quotes to clients
    • Review budget for each event
    • Coordinate invoicing with Finance
    • Work with Finance to collect payment
  • Coordinate with Technical and IT departments for all technical, live-stream, recording, audio and other needs
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal and external parties regarding timelines and all production elements needed for a successful event (contracts, insurance, payments, logistics, permits, load-ins, timelines, etc)
  • Identify and proactively acquire new clients to ensure 6 figure sales goals are met

PALEY PROGRAMS:

  • Partner with Programming team to efficiently execute all receptions, dinners and greenrooms for Paley Programs
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal and external parties as appropriate
    • Collaborate with the appropriate departments to ensure high level execution including, but not limited to, décor, menu, guest lists, RSVP’s, table placement seating, check-in, event flow and overall guest hospitality
    • Assist with the preparation and implementation of announcements and invitations
    • Hire and supervise caterer(s) and other outside vendors
    • Obtain appropriate LA permits (e.g. liquor/special events, etc.) as needed 
    • Maintain and manage inventory and operational equipment and elements for kitchen and pantries
  • Oversee and maintain event budgets for caterers and other special event vendors
    • Review and develop a detailed budget for each event with appropriate parties
    • Oversee vendor solicitation and bidding
    • Negotiate price and final costs
    • Review and approve event invoices for Finance processin
    • Work with Finance on any changes with respect to costs and ensure that any potential budget overages are approved by Finance prior to commitment
  • Coordinate with Technical and IT departments regarding all technical needs for receptions, dinners and greenrooms
  • Assist with the oversight, management and coordination all fundraising, cultivation and member events from pre-production to production and through post-production

GENERAL:

  • Maintain event and rental calendar
  • Work with Creative Services to develop brochures, marketing materials, invitations, evites, etc. and ensure website and social media communications are current and up to date
  • Assist with promotion and marketing of “invitation-only” special events to designated peer organizations,  and associations to expand awareness and membership opportunities as possible
  • Work closely with Database Manager to ensure all contact information and communications are current
  • Manage and develop the event driven staff to foster a team environment to deliver that highest level of service
  • Handle other projects as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of experience in executing high level events
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively respond to and interact with staff and external clients
  • An independent thinker who is very detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • An exceptional multi-tasker who can pivot quickly and meet deadlines
  • Extremely comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with limited staff
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and able to learn other programs quickly
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to provide the highest level of service
  • Ability to have flexible hours including early mornings, nights and weekends as needed

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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Title: Director, Content Licensing
Department: Business & Legal Affairs
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, renowned programming archive, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

SCOPE:

Reporting to the VP of Business and Legal Affairs, the Director, Content Licensing develops and executes the strategy, sales and distribution of all Paley-owned programming both domestically and worldwide. Programming includes the Paley Center’s live programming as well as Paley-owned programming within the Paley Archive. Content includes Paley curated panels across all genres including entertainment, industry, impact, and educational programs.

He/she creates a strategic plan and identifies new ways to package and distribute Paley-owned programming across traditional and new media platforms to maximize audience reach and revenue streams. The Director develops, coordinates, executes and implements strategic plans.

The Director partners with all key stakeholders including the Marketing, Sponsorship, Programming, Business Affairs, Curatorial, Library and Research Services, and Technical departments plus manages all third party distribution agreements and partners. He/she works closely with internal departments to generate awareness of the programming and drive viewership, visitor traffic and engagement across all platforms. 

The Director is responsible for utilizing existing and building new relationships to further promote the Paley Center brand and assists with membership initiatives.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conceptualize, develop and implement a strategic plan to monetize Paley’s live programming and Paley-owned content from the Paley Archive
  • Package and market Paley’s entertainment, industry, impact, and educational programs across multiple platforms in its short and long forms
  • Pitch, negotiate and close licensing deals for Paley-owned content that maximize program exposure, achieve revenue targets and meet budget expectations
  • Partner with the Marketing and Social Media teams to identify all revenue generating social media opportunities and develop a strategy to integrate Paley content into such platforms that will increase awareness of Paley and its programs, maximize user engagement and generate revenue
  • Develop and implement a strategy that offers Paley-owned content on platforms for students and educators
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with potential domestic and international licensing partners including traditional broadcasters, academic institutions and new media platforms
  • Attend appropriate industry conferences and trade shows to represent Paley, create awareness of its programs and build relationships with key target distributors
  • Partner with Legal and Finance to manage contract process from term sheet through executio
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with all partners and implement all deals, ensuring expectations are met and exceeded
  • Approach each partnership with the highest level of client service, hospitality and professionalism
  • Handle execution of other revenue generating projects and support other programs as assigned by the Paley executive team

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years working experience including a significant leadership role in both traditional and digital content distribution
  • A proven track record of success in pitching, negotiating and closing six and seven figure content agreements
  • Strong understanding of business models, pricing and licensing terms both domestically and internationally
  • Deep understanding of the digital and social media platform landscape, including emerging companies
  • Strong executive presence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to quickly build, manage and maintain strong client relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Proactive, with a strong work ethic, a self-starter
  • Highly organized individual with excellent attention to detail
  • Significant financial acumen and profitability analysis
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with limited staff
  • Ability to travel, work weekends and evening hours, including attending networking or programming events
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Bilingual in Spanish would be a positive consideration

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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