Career, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities

Career Opportunities

  

 

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

Administrative Assistant - Executive Floor
TEMP - Administrative Assistant/Event Coordinator
Senior Talent Booker
Senior Producer, Public Programming
Manager, Media Council Membership and Industry Programs
TEMP - Membership Associate
Freelance Production Artist
Video Streaming Engineer (Freelance) - LA
Manager of Institutional Giving
Director, Marketing
Director, Individual Giving

 

Title: Administrative Assistant - Executive Floor
Department: Executive 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: VP, Facilities & Special Projects

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media (www.paleycenter.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, examines the impact of media on society and the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. The Paley Center holds an incomparable archive of over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections. We draw from this archive to present year-round public programs, including celebrity panel discussions, screenings, and dialogues, that celebrate the creativity, innovations, and personalities who are shaping media and explore the evolving role of media in shaping cultural and civic affairs and contemporary public discourse. We also offer a host of standards-based classes and workshops for K-12 students and teachers that enhance media literacy and social studies learning. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the institution was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering figure in the history of media.

Scope:

The Administrative Assistant works closely with two executive assistants to provide the administrative support and back up necessary to support executive functions.  This includes administrative responsibilities such as phone coverage, meeting and event calendars, expense reports and research reports.  This position is a hybrid role and reports directly to the VP, Facilities & Special Projects, while providing support to the Chief Financial Officer and the VP Business & Legal Affairs.  He/she will participate in projects and have responsibilities to support other departments, as needed.

The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, results-driven, highly organized individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities:

Executive Floor

  • Present a professional demeanor and provide the highest level of service while maintaining the utmost level of discretion and confidentiality for internal and external matters, which includes interacting with VIP clients, guests, patrons and/or employees
  • Positively represent executives and the company at all times and follow organizational policies and procedures
  • Comprehensive phone coverage with appropriate routing, message taking and communication of the incoming calls to executives
  • Support executives in preparation for meetings and conference calls as requested – to include meeting materials and other information as needed
  • Assist with Paley Center programs, Board meetings, and other events
  • Arrange travel for executives and guests
  • Complete monthly expense reports
  • Research, compile information and generate reports
  • Handle special projects and other administrative functions as assigned

Facility Services

  • Enter vendor invoices into operation’s expense tracker to compare actual expense against budget
  • Learn and take full control of Angus property system program including preparing and distributing reports and task checklists
  • Coordinate information with maintenance and engineering regarding building operations
  • Assist in projects as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 1 year of administrative experience in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks proficiently with very strong attention to detail and follow up
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • An independent thinker
  • A high energy team player who is proactive with great initiative
  • Ability to perform thorough research to compile information and generate reports
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Angus system a plus
  • Fluent in Spanish, a plus
  • Able to work flexible hours and overtime

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. 

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Title: TEMP Administrative Assistant/Event Coordinator
Department: Industry Programming 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: VP, Industry Programs

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media (www.paleycenter.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, examines the impact of media on society and the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. The Paley Center holds an incomparable archive of over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections. We draw from this archive to present year-round public programs, including celebrity panel discussions, screenings, and dialogues, that celebrate the creativity, innovations, and personalities who are shaping media and explore the evolving role of media in shaping cultural and civic affairs and contemporary public discourse. We also offer a host of standards-based classes and workshops for K-12 students and teachers that enhance media literacy and social studies learning. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the institution was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering figure in the history of media.

Scope:

The Paley Center for Media seeks a TEMP Administrative Assistant/Event Coordinator to support its Industry Programming Department. He/she will provide daily administrative support to the Industry department, prepare Board of Director Portfolios, conduct research, manage the registration process for multiple simultaneous events, including but not limited to facilitating event invitations and tracking invitation RSVP lists. This position is also responsible for overseeing database management for the department. Must have exceptional customer service skills and be able to work with all internal Paley Center departments to ensure seamless events are executed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Track lists for invitation requests, RSVPs
  • Facilitate invitation and registration process, badges, credentials and VIP itineraries
  • Oversee the database and update/enter information
  • Follow up calls to delegates as needed
  • Manage correspondence with attendees, speakers, Board of Trustee/Governors and Media Council Members
  • Assist with logistics
  • Conduct research as needed
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized, resourceful, creative, and attentive to detail
  • Exceptional computer skills, specifically MS Office, Salesforce, Cvent, SharePoint, Google Docs, and Constant Contact
  • 5 + years’ experience in fast paced professional entertainment event/office/production work
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work both independently and collaboratively, and immediately respond to requests
  • Strong level of professionalism and customer service
  • Positive demeanor and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication; writing and proofreading skills
  • Must be flexible with hours

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. 

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Title: Senior Talent Booker
Department: Public Programming 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: SVP, Public Programming

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media (www.paleycenter.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, examines the impact of media on society and the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. The Paley Center holds an incomparable archive of over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections. We draw from this archive to present year-round public programs, including celebrity panel discussions, screenings, and dialogues, that celebrate the creativity, innovations, and personalities who are shaping media and explore the evolving role of media in shaping cultural and civic affairs and contemporary public discourse. We also offer a host of standards-based classes and workshops for K-12 students and teachers that enhance media literacy and social studies learning. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the institution was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering figure in the history of media.

Scope:

The Talent Booker is responsible for identifying, inviting, and securing talent for exclusive screenings, unique exhibitions, A-list premieres and star-studded events. The Talent Booker will have a proven track record of securing talent and producing significant and note-worthy programming in entertainment, sports, gaming, music, advertising, news and digital media to reflect a relevant annual public programming calendar.  He/she has a pulse on pop culture trends and a strong network of contacts which include actors, celebrities, musicians, athletes, political pundits, journalists, talent management, creative visionaries, as well as, relationships with television networks, studios and digital media companies.  The Talent Booker is responsible for booking talent and events for  NY Public Programs including PaleyFest NY, PaleyLive Series, Paley Impact, the annual Paley Honors (dinner and luncheon), exhibits (PaleyGX, Paleyland – among others), screenings (such as Fall TV Previews), TV specials, Corporate events, Family programs, Patron Circle and President Circle events, partner related programming and works on any other events, as needed.  We seek an entrepreneurial, results-driven, highly organized professional with strong writing and communications skills who is able to work well independently.

Responsibilities:

  • Book and produce unique and influential programs that celebrate the biggest, best and most critically acclaimed shows on television and that offers a peek behind the creative process and that educates audiences on how series are born, characters are developed and how storylines can start a conversation and have a positive cultural impact.
  • Book talent to participate in all Paley public programs including Paley Honors, exhibit launches, events, screenings.
  • Secure programming lineups 6 months in advance.  Secure exhibits and screenings one year in advance.
  • Draft correspondence, pitch letters, invitations, proposals, thank you letters, etc. for Paley Public Programming.
  • Research background information utilizing various sources, to collect all elements required for developing programs.
  • Idea generator for all Public Programming.
  • Create and maintain booking status documents.
  • Handle other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of programming experience securing high profile talent for entertainment, sport and media programs and other special events on time and within budget.
  • In depth knowledge and appreciation of television, pop culture, sports and the media industry.
  • Must have a current network of relevant, top talent which include actors, celebrities, political figures, showrunners, talent management, creative visionaries and executives within the media, entertainment, film, news, gaming and sports industries.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to break through gate-keepers and influence decision makers, including executives and talent, publicists and talent agents.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to thrive in fast-paced environment.
  • A strong professional drive, sales/marketing mindset, and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, 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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. 

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Title: Senior Producer, Public Programming
Department: Programming 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Senior Vice President, Public Programming

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media (www.paleycenter.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, examines the impact of media on society and the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. The Paley Center holds an incomparable archive of over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections. We draw from this archive to present year-round public programs, including celebrity panel discussions, screenings, and dialogues, that celebrate the creativity, innovations, and personalities who are shaping media and explore the evolving role of media in shaping cultural and civic affairs and contemporary public discourse. We also offer a host of standards-based classes and workshops for K-12 students and teachers that enhance media literacy and social studies learning. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the institution was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering figure in the history of media.

Scope:

Reporting to the SVP, Public Programming, the Senior Producer, Public Programming is a high-energy, entrepreneurial, results-driven, highly organized individual.   He/she is responsible for all aspects of producing live productions which includes securing and producing NY Public Programs including PaleyFest NY, PaleyLive Series, Paley Impact, the annual Paley Honors (dinner and luncheon), exhibits (PaleyGX, Paleyland – among others), screenings (such as Fall TV Previews), TV specials, Corporate events, Family programs, Patron Circle and President Circle events, partner related programming and works on any other events, as needed.  In partnership with our Marketing team, ensure that these events will drive visitor traffic to the Paley Center, which in turn will increase memberships and contributions. This includes, but is not limited to conceiving and producing content, managing design and executing project timelines to bring Paley’s archive to life. He/she will also work with networks, production companies and any of Paley’s other partners to create, secure and produce relevant event and exhibits. The Senior Producer will focus on creative briefs, budgets, design solutions, strategy and execution for all NY public programs. He/she will participate in other projects in accordance with goals of the Programming department.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, manage, develop, implement and execute the annual NY Public Programming plan, which includes Paley Impact Programming.  Secure programs at least 6 months in advance to allow for a fall/winter and spring/summer calendar.  Maintain an ambitious and balanced schedule in that city.
  • Research and evaluate potential topics and present ideas for programs, screenings, exhibitions and experiences that showcase Paley’s collection.
  • Partnering with internal departments, he/she is responsible for the overall project management and execution, including management of project timelines and logistical details for Paley Live series, PaleyFest NY, Paley exhibits, Paley Honors, Paley Impact, Family Programs, Rapid Response (news), podcasts, screenings, trivia nights and other public programs by planning, scheduling, curating, designing, installing and overseeing all aspects of implementation.
  • Handle all aspects of production for Paley Public Programming which includes pre-production, handling talent, managing day of and line producing the event.
  • Ensure talent is booked to participate in all NY Paley public programs including exhibit launches, events and screenings, podcasts and remote location TV shows to steam/broadcast from Paley’s TV/Radio studio.  Identify, invite, and secure high profile panelists and talent for programs, as needed.
  • Oversee all logistical details for every Paley Public Program which includes but is not limited to:
    -    Generate confirmation memos and timelines for internal and external distribution
    -    Secure quotes for press releases
    -    Obtain artwork, headshots etc. for creative services.
  • Partner with Marketing/PR/Development and other departments, as needed, to develop appropriate target audiences to sell tickets, boost visitor traffic and drive memberships across all programming, ensuring budgets are met.
  • Secures quotes for press releases.
  • Obtains artwork, headshots etc. for creative services.
  • Research and evaluate potential 3rd party and travel exhibits and present ideas to secure them at the Paley Center.
  • Create monthly events around PaleyGX which includes, but is not limited to, partnerships and booking talent for tournaments and game previews before it hits the market.
  • Partner with Creative and Finance departments to create budgets for all public program expenses from short-term projects to multi-year capitalized expenditures.
  • Continually refine a workflow that results in successful Programs delivered on mission, within budget and that generates increased visitor traffic to drive memberships and contributions.
  • Prepare periodic reporting, as needed, on Public Programming development progress.
  • Handle execution and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team.
  • Partners with Curatorial and other related departments to research, evaluate, present and confirm ideas for screenings and exhibits that showcase Paley’s collection and potential 3rd party/travel exhibits to the Paley Center.  Secures screenings and exhibits one year in advance.
  • Ensures Marketing/PR/Development and other departments, as needed, develop appropriate target audiences to sell tickets, boost visitor traffic and drive memberships across all programming, ensuring budgets are met.
  • Explores new and foster existing relationships to secure partnerships, initiatives and resources as appropriate to support the success of the program.
  • Prepares progress reports, charts and schedules for select programming as needed.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of producing live productions within entertainment, sports and other media.  Experience producing exhibits or other special events, a plus
  • 3+ years of project and budget management experience, in a supervisory capacity
  • Extensive research skills and computer proficient
  • Experience in proper handling of museum collections and working knowledge of construction techniques and museum standards
  • Knowledge of pertinent legal requirements, such as provided by OSHA and the ADA
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • A problem solver with a strong professional drive and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays, as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in Production, Media or related field
  • Bilingual in Spanish, 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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. 

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Title: Manager, Media Council Membership and Industry Programs
Department: Programming – Industry Programs 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: VP Industry Programming

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media (www.paleycenter.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, examines the impact of media on society and the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. The Paley Center holds an incomparable archive of over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections. We draw from this archive to present year-round public programs, including celebrity panel discussions, screenings, and dialogues, that celebrate the creativity, innovations, and personalities who are shaping media and explore the evolving role of media in shaping cultural and civic affairs and contemporary public discourse. We also offer a host of standards-based classes and workshops for K-12 students and teachers that enhance media literacy and social studies learning. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the institution was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering figure in the history of media.

Scope:
 
The Manager, Industry Programs & Media Council Membership will recruit, sell and manage Paley Media Council memberships in New York and Los Angeles and will serve as the primary liaison for Media Council Members and as the internal point of contact for all events. The Paley Media Council is a by invitation only membership community for whom the Industry Programs group produces events. The Manager will create and manage annual Media Council membership recruitment and renewal campaigns. This includes ongoing prospecting for qualified new members and meeting membership budget. Additionally, the Manager will be responsible for audience development for Industry programs and membership sales for the Paley International Council.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage yearly and monthly recruitment and sales strategy to meet annual Media Council membership goal of $750K+ in New York and Los Angeles. 
  • Engage and develop deeper relationships with current Media Council Members by sending appropriate correspondence, scheduling meet and greets and welcoming members and VIPs when they arrive to programs.
  • Handles ongoing research to identify qualified new member prospects, develops relationships.
  • On board new members which includes but is not limited to welcome letters, tax receipts, registration and member portfolios.
  • Responsible for audience development for “invitation-only” Industry events, which includes research and prospect invites for Media Council events and annual International Council Summit.
  • Work with Industry VP, Director and Creative Services to develop brochures, marketing materials, invitations, evites, thank you notes with photos, etc.
  • Work with Social Media team on new strategies to enhance engagement and increase memberships.
  • Manage database to ensure that all Media Council members, prospects and event attendee details are entered properly and updated regularly.
  • Collaborate with the appropriate departments to ensure high level execution including, but not limited to, décor, menu, event flow for guests, and all production elements.
  • Coordinate with PR on press releases and media invitation list.
  • Work with PR on Media Council event “shot list” to ensure photos of members are captured.
  • Ensure event press releases are approved.
  • Orchestrate all aspects of event production which includes face sheets, name badges, registration, to seat assignment for Media Council Members, Board of Trustees and Board of Governors.
  • Coordinate and schedule staffing and work with Visitors Services, Security, and Maintenance departments to ensure smooth event execution.
  • Coordinate with Technical and IT departments regarding all technical, live-stream, recording, audio and other needs.
  • Assist the VP, Industry Programs by researching and recommending themes and speakers, keeping abreast of current industry trend and players
  • Create reports and facilitate lists as it pertains to the Industry Department.
  • Hire and supervise caterer(s) and other outside vendors.
  • Obtain appropriate NYC permits (e.g. liquor/special events, etc.) as needed. 
  • Maintain and manage inventory and operational equipment and elements for kitchen and pantries.
  • Handle any special projects or tasks as assigned

Requirements:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience membership sales with a network of contacts in the media industry (broadcast, cable, music, digital, tech, gaming, media agencies, brands, investors).
  • Proven track record to increase memberships and meet goals of $750K+
  • Strong understanding of event production and 5+ years of experience executing high profile events of all sizes
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and immediately respond to internal and external key stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Highly organized, resourceful, creative, and attentive to detail
  • Strong leadership presence with a positive demeanor
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Strong work ethic and self-starter
  • Extremely comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Highly proficient and technically savvy in MS Excel, Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, CVENT, Constant Contact with the ability to learn new programs
  • Ability to work flexible hours for early morning and evening events (internally and externally)
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required

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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org.

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Title: TEMP – Membership Associate
Department: Programming – Industry Programs 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: VP Industry Programming

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media (www.paleycenter.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, examines the impact of media on society and the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. The Paley Center holds an incomparable archive of over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections. We draw from this archive to present year-round public programs, including celebrity panel discussions, screenings, and dialogues, that celebrate the creativity, innovations, and personalities who are shaping media and explore the evolving role of media in shaping cultural and civic affairs and contemporary public discourse. We also offer a host of standards-based classes and workshops for K-12 students and teachers that enhance media literacy and social studies learning. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the institution was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering figure in the history of media.

Scope:
 
The TEMP – Membership Associate will handle recruiting new Media Council members both in New York and Los Angeles. This includes ongoing prospecting for qualified new members and helping to meet the membership budget. The Paley Media Council is a by invitation only membership community for whom the Industry Programs group produces events.

Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create targeted executive and company prospect lists for outreach for both the Media Council and the International Council
  • Develop  mass e-marketing campaigns to invited companies and executives, and follow membership leads through to fruition
  • Develop strategic relationships with key companies and executives to bolster fundraising and membership goals
  • Track, monitor, and exceed monthly and annual budget specifications for NY and LA membership
  • Assist with the audience development of Industry Programming department events, including the annual International Council Summit
  • Manage database and ensure that all event attendee details and all Media Council member details are entered and managed in event specific and Media Council databases.
  • Provide support for Industry events which includes pre, during and post production
  • Participate in other projects as assigned

Requirements:

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and immediately respond to internal and external key stakeholders in a professional manner that maintains and develops relationships
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Highly organized, resourceful, creative, and attentive to detail
  • Strong leadership, presence, positive demeanor, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong work ethic and self-starter
  • Extremely comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required
  • Knowledge of the TV/media industry 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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org.

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Title: Freelance Production Artist
Location: New York, NY

Scope:
 
The Paley Center for Media is looking for a well-rounded production artist to work closely with the Creative Services Production Director to execute designs from the Design & Creative team for print materials, gallery-related signage, and digital assets of all kinds.

Responsibilities:

  • Production of translating one design across various pieces
  • Re-sizing logos
  • File and print pre-production of all kinds
  • Proper delivery of output materials to various printers and vendors
  • Following up on technical details where necessary
  • Maintaining up-to-date specs and delivery details for vendors and partners
  • Occasionally help in preparing web content for the company's website
  • Set up for live shows
  • Test incoming feed, encoders, software and OVP functionality
  • Monitor live event
  • Monitor live stream
  • Troubleshoot any technical issues

Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge of all industry standard software (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), layout and typesetting, file manipulation, scanning and light image retouching, package assets for release to printers or media partners
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with both the creative team and the printers
  • Hands-on knowledge of prepress for offset and digital output essential
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint necessary
  • Experience with outdoor and display/gallery-grade signage strongly preferred
  • Font knowledge, color theory understanding, and Web skills (Dreamweaver, Flash) are a great plus
  • Good organization and people skills as well as high attention to detail a must
  • Interest in media and arts preferred
  • 3 – 5 years of web streaming experience
  • Familiarity with all codecs (h264, h265, VP9, VC1) and communication protocols (RTMP, HLS, DASH)
  • Experience streaming on multiple platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc.
  • Understanding of the entire web streaming ecosystem

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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. Please write “PAF-LI” in the subject line.

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Title: Video Streaming Engineer (Freelance)
Location: Los Angeles

The Paley Center for Media’s in-house video studio group seeks a Freelance Video Streaming Engineer to work during our live events. The role of this crew member is to manage the OVP content management system, set up and monitor web streaming encoders, run the video streaming software including switching between sources of pre and post show content. The crew member will monitor the incoming feed and live stream and will troubleshoot any issues as they arise.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up for live shows.
  • Test incoming feed, encoders, software and OVP functionality.
  • Monitor live event.
  • Monitor live stream.
  • Troubleshoot any technical issues.

Required Skills:

  • 3 – 5 years of web streaming experience
  • Familiarity with all codecs (h264, h265, VP9, VC1) and communication protocols (RTMP, HLS, DASH).
  • Experience streaming on multiple platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc.
  • Understanding of the entire web streaming ecosystem

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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. Please write “VSEF-LI” in the subject line.

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Title: Manager of Institutional Giving
Department: Development 
Location: New York, NY

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media (www.paleycenter.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, examines the impact of media on society and the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. The Paley Center holds an incomparable archive of over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections. We draw from this archive to present year-round public programs, including celebrity panel discussions, screenings, and dialogues, that celebrate the creativity, innovations, and personalities who are shaping media and explore the evolving role of media in shaping cultural and civic affairs and contemporary public discourse. We also offer a host of standards-based classes and workshops for K-12 students and teachers that enhance media literacy and social studies learning. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the institution was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering figure in the history of media.

Scope:

The Manager of Institutional Giving is responsible for writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making entities seeking support for the Paley Center’s varied public and education programs.  Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving & Special Initiatives, he/she researches and identifies new funding prospects; prepares and submits grant proposals and reports to funders; helps to establish and builds relationships with foundations and government  funders and cultivates new sources of funding; and maintains a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify corporate, foundation, and government prospects for various programs and initiatives in need of support, including innovative classes and other programs for K-12 students and educators; dynamic public programs, including panel discussions and screenings featuring leaders from media’s creative community; and the ongoing preservation and digitization of the Paley Center’s incomparable archive, among other programs.
  • Develop and write letters of inquiry and grant proposals to foundations, government agencies, and other grant-making entities, including preparing budgets and financial information and compiling collateral materials.
  • Prepare prospect lists, in-depth profiles, and briefings to assist in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
  • Analyze information on prospects and potential donors using online resources.
  • Write interim and final reports for funded programs.
  • Maintain institutional donor and prospect histories and files.
  • Maintain pipeline of ongoing institutional giving activity.
  • Maintain centralized and current file of key organization data.
  • Work with development and programming departments to develop solid understanding of organization’s programs, initiatives, and history.
  • Work with director and program staff on select foundation-funded programs on audience curation and communication, and logistics in build up to and day of live program.
  • Participate in other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Three to five years’ experience in fundraising, grant writing, and prospect research, preferably with a cultural institution.
  • Experience identifying and researching corporate and foundation prospects.
  • Ability to compile, report, and analyze information succinctly.
  • Strong writing, communications, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with relational databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred), word processing, spreadsheets, and online resources and research tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritizing work and managing multiple, diverse, and competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Media background or strong interest in and knowledge of media landscape a plus.
  • Knowledge of city, state and federal funding sources and processes.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.

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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. Please write “MIG” in the subject line.

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Title: Director, Marketing 
Department: Marketing 
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.

Scope:

Reporting to the SVP, Marketing & Communications, the Director, Marketing is a high-energy, entrepreneurial, results-driven, highly organized individual. He/she is responsible for the planning and execution of strategic marketing, promotional and sales campaigns that will continue to build and optimize the Paley brand and mission. He/she will collaborate with internal partners in the sponsorship and sales, programming, and development departments to package and leverage all media assets including TV, radio, digital, social media, content licensing, promotional campaigns, website, print, etc. that increase awareness and drive revenue streams, including ticket sales and memberships. The Director, Marketing will handle marketing of all Paley events and programs in New York and Los Angeles. The Director, Marketing will also work with the SVP, Marketing & Communications on marketing campaigns designed to drive:

  • Memberships across all relevant areas
  • Ticket sales/event registration for all Paley Programs
  • Visitor traffic to public exhibits at the Paley Centers in New York and Los Angeles
  • Increased engagement on all social media channels
  • Tune-in and viewership for Paley’s television specials/series and livestream and on-demand programs

Responsibilities:

      • Implement overall strategic marketing and sales campaigns that drive membership, ticket sales revenue and attendance at Paley’s public and industry programs and events.
      • Develop and secure bartered promotional partnerships with key consumer and industry media outlets (tv, radio, digital, print, outdoor, etc.), cultural institutions, tourist, travel and hospitality organizations, and other relevant organizations.
      • Create marketing and communications plans that drive membership at all levels which includes our corporate donors, international and media council members and the President’s Circle and Patron Circle donors.
      • Partner with Creative Services to create relevant, contemporary brand experience to attract and retain donors, corporate partners, major gifts, media partners and viewership.
      • Help with creation of content and brand style core message development, website, electronic communications, fundraising collateral, sizzle reels, and decks.
      • Direct content on all printed, digital and electronic communications materials.
      • Build consensus, secure proper approvals and communicate strategic marketing initiatives to department heads.
      • Help create and execute marketing strategy campaigns that contribute to growth in social engagement.
      • Ensure compliance and consistency of brand and creative services in all activities.
      • Develop and prepare key messaging and presentation materials for senior management.
      • Work with and manage creative agency to develop a comprehensive advertising campaign across TV, radio, print, outdoor, digital, and partner with Communications to help secure PSAs across all platforms.
      • Work with sales & sponsorship and development to create decks and materials with data for recap reports.
      • Analyze marketing data to monitor other venue attractions and our guests’ experience, proposing changes as needed.
      • Participate in other projects as assigned by Paley executive team.

Requirements:

      • 8+ years of marketing experience within the media, entertainment, or sports industries.
      • Proven ability in developing and executing strategic marketing and sales campaigns that maximize revenue goals through innovative sales and marketing concepts.
      • Demonstrated ability in creating and executing sales plans that drive event ticket sales revenue.
      • Disciplined planner that produces high quality marketing sales and communications plans that enable successful outcomes.
      • Highly collaborative and strong consensus builder that has ability to be an influencer that drives the business forward.
      • Outstanding interpersonal skills to represent Paley with excellence in the C-suite of corporate partners, a prominent outside Board, and with our executives.
      • Excellent project management skills and client-centered orientation.
      • Takes pride and ownership of all responsibilities and ensures success.
      • Aware of the cutting-edge trends in the industry.
      • A proven track record of success helping organizations build prominent brands both domestic and internationally.
      • Desire and ability to thrive in fast-paced environment.
      • Impeccable written and verbal communications skills.
      • Highly organized with very strong time management skills and exceptional computer skills.
      • Builds trust by valuing others while creating an environment that fosters innovation and integrity.
      • Ability to travel and attend all events and festivals.
      • Must have a 4 year degree from an accredited college or university.
      • Bilingual in Spanish desirable.

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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. Please write “DM” in the subject line.

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Title: Director, Individual Giving
Department: Development
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.

Scope:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Development, the Director, Individual Giving, is responsible for all aspects of major gifts and individual giving to support Paley’s programming, membership and operating needs for New York and Los Angeles. He/she develops a comprehensive annual strategy to discover, cultivate, solicit, steward individual donors to increase our membership at all levels, especially at the President Circle and Patron Circle levels, our highest level donor groups. The Director maintains up-to-date pipelines of individual prospects and will ensure that existing donors are properly stewarded. The Director prepares the annual development strategic plan and budget, plus, supports other fundraising initiatives, as requested. He/she partners with leaders across the Paley Center to increase awareness and engage our existing donors/members. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a generalist familiar with all aspects of fundraising and with a primary focus on individual funders in New York and Los Angeles. We seek a high-energy, entrepreneurial,results-driven, highly organized, senior development professional with outstanding writing and communication skills who is able to work well independently. 

Responsibilities:

      • Design, implement and execute a comprehensive development plan to identify and secure donors to give five and six figure major gifts.
      • Design, implement and execute a strategic plan to generate general memberships through membership drives, annual appeals, etc.
      • Cultivate and maintain existing relationships with face-to-face meetings and hosting at Paley events.
      • Research, identify and engage our community to discover new member prospects at all levels. Will also utilize personal contacts to grow our donor and membership base.
      • Plan and execute stewardship and cultivation events to continually engage donors and prospects to communicate Paley’s philanthropic needs, drive membership and activation.
      • Responsible for preparing, writing and submitting letters of inquiry, major solicitation letters, membership solicitation letters, acknowledgment letters, thank you letters and reports.
      • Partner with the Marketing team to create campaigns that increase membership at all levels
      • Raise funds for additional programmatic support and special projects.
      • Help identify, develop, and mentor the development team.
      • Partner with Programming to get an understanding of upcoming programs and needs from the Development team.
      • Participates in other projects as assigned by Paley executive team.

Requirements:

      • 7+ years of fundraising experience, raising 2M+ in annual contributed income, preferably in the arts and culture sector.
      • Knowledge of and understanding of the New York and Los Angeles philanthropic community, especially, high net worth individuals.
      • An in-depth knowledge of fundraising methodology, including prospect research, proposal preparation, and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of members and individual donors, including major gifts.
      • Proven ability to cultivate and solicit five and six figure gifts from individuals.
      • Ability to take direction, yet energetic and proactive, with a proven track record of achieving fundraising targets and expanding and diversifying donor bases.
      • An executive presence marked by discretion, good judgment, good humor, and a polished, personable demeanor with an ability to work well as a member of a team and with individuals at all levels throughout the organization.
      • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
      • Highly organized with very strong time management skills and exceptional computer skills in order to maintain donor records accurately and efficiently with limited administrative assistance.
      • Ability to lead, train, motivate, manage and inspire team members to their peak performance
      • Bachelor’s degree.
      • Knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge database management system is a plus.
      • Bilingual in Spanish would be a positive consideration.
      • Ability to work weekend and evening hours, including at donor and stewardship events.

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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org. Please write “DIG” in the subject line.

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