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

Vice President, Marketing
Vice President, Development
Director Content Licensing


 

Title: Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Department: Marketing
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media

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 Vice President of Marketing serves as a member of the executive team and is responsible for leading the strategic development and execution of marketing, public relations, promotional and sales campaigns that will continue to build and optimize the Paley brand and mission.   The Vice President will collaborate with its key internal partners who lead the sponsorship and sales, programming, and development departments to create and execute marketing strategies by packaging and leveraging all media assets including digital, social media, content licensing, promotional campaigns, website and print that increase awareness and drive revenue streams, including ticket sales.   

The Vice President of Marketing will have marketing and public relations oversight of all Paley events and programs, including but not limited to the New York and Los Angeles Galas, Trustee Events, Patron and President’s Circle Events, Corporate Member Events, Media Council Events, Paley Dialogues, Next Big Thing, and Sponsor Events, as well as, fundraisers, and programmatic events and will ensure marketing and communications activities drive event ticket sales and maximize budget goals. 

In addition, the Vice President of Marketing will be responsible for creating and implementing marketing campaigns designed to drive:
•    Tune-in and viewership for Paley’s television specials and livestream and on-demand programs
•    Membership across all relevant areas
•    Traffic to public exhibits at the Paley Centers in New York and Los Angeles.

Responsibilities:

Marketing

  • Create overall strategic marketing and communications direction for the brand and direct the implementation of Paley initiatives.
  • Develop and secure bartered promotional partnerships with key media outlets (tv, radio, digital, print, outdoor, etc.), cultural institutions, tourist, travel and hospitality organizations, and other relevant organizations.
  • Partner with Creative Services to create relevant, contemporary brand experience to attract and retain donors, corporate partners, major gifts, media partners and viewership.
  • Create content and brand style for Web site, PSAs, and core message development, electronic communications, fundraising collateral, sizzle reels, and decks.
  • Direct content on all printed, digital and electronic communications materials.
  • Provide strategic marketing communications counsel to business leaders in the key departments - Sales and Sponsorship, Business Development and Programming to maximize opportunities and leads.
  • Ensure compliance and consistency of brand and creative services in all activities.
  • Develop and prepare key messaging and presentation materials for senior management.
  • Partner with sales & sponsorship and development to create decks and materials with data to support positive outcome.

Sales & Memberships

  • Create marketing and sales plans that drive membership and ticket sales revenue for Paley’s public and industry programming, as well as, patron and corporate donors, international and media council memberships programs.
  • Leverage industry and professional contacts to recruit and secure corporate, international and media council members. 
  • Provide marketing and communications plans that drive President’s Circle and Patron Circle member acquisition.
  • Work with and manage creative agency to develop a comprehensive advertising campaign across TV, radio, print, outdoor, digital and secure PSAs across all platforms.
  • Develop and optimize marketing campaigns across all Paley activities that include strategic engagement and touch points for donors and membership.

Communications

  • Design communications strategy to effectively tell the Paley story and mission.
  • Maintain and communicate internally up-to date knowledge of trends and opportunities in the evolving media/entertainment marketing and public relations landscape.
  • Oversee Public Relations Agencies and other vendors for all Paley events who provide supplementary resources and support to generate media buzz.
  • Oversee and direct press releases, celebrity invitations, media invitation list and credentials and the direction of red carpet arrivals.

Requirements:

  • Proven ability in developing 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.
  • Strong and effective leader and counselor with 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.
  • Builds trust by valuing others while creating an environment that fosters innovation and integrity.
  • 10 plus years of experience as a senior marketing executive within the media, entertainment, or sports industries.
  • Ability to travel and attend all events and festivals.
  • Must have a 4 year degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Bilingual 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.

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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Title: Vice President, Development
Department: Development
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media

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.

Position Overview:

The Vice President (VP) Development will have primary responsibility for managing, overseeing and leading all fundraising initiatives, including membership, foundation, corporate and government grants, gala events, sponsorships, major gifts and other sources of contributed income.  The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with a proven track record of success in cultivating relationships and executing a strategic vision to maximize contributed income. 

Reporting to the President & CEO, the VP Development will serve as a member of the Paley Center’s senior management team and will have a goal of raising $10 million in contributed income annually. The VP will leverage the Paley Center’s existing donors and identify, cultivate, and secure new philanthropic support and sponsorships.  He/she will maintain up-to-date pipelines of prospects and manage all communications with existing and potential donors to ensure the highest level of donor engagement and satisfaction.  He/she is also responsible for implementing best practices, keeping up-to-date with fundraising trends, and ensuring that appropriate systems and development procedures are in place.

He/she will oversee a team of fundraising professionals in New York and Los Angeles, who have responsibility for individual giving, membership and patron programs, corporate sponsorships and memberships, galas, foundation and government grants, third party rentals, client services and database management.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage and meet revenue goals to support the Paley Center’s operations in New York City and Los Angeles
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that identifies, secures, and grows the donor base in New York City and Los Angeles to meet fundraising targets, including:
    • Corporate, President’s Circle, Patron Circle and Individual Memberships
    • Sponsorships
    • Private and corporate foundations and government giving
    • Two annual fundraising galas (NY & LA) and a fundraising luncheon (NY)
    • Other sources, such as major gifts, capital campaigns and planned giving
  • Serve as a front-line solicitor to nurture relationships with existing donors and identify and secure new support to increase contributed income from individuals and institutions
  • Develop compelling grant proposals and sponsorship decks to secure support for high-profile annual television festivals, exhibits, and a wide array of public programs featuring celebrities and media leaders and innovators
  • Research, identify, and secure new support for two annual Paley Honors galas celebrating achievements in television, one in New York in the Spring and one in the fall in Los Angeles, as well as a Paley Honors luncheon in New York
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts, including increasing membership in the Patron Circle and President’s Circle donor groups
  • Monitor all donor information and prepare statistical analysis and reports for the President & CEO and executive team
  • Manage all logistics to ensure a seamless execution of Development events
  • Supervise and mentor a team of development professionals
  • Regularly attend all Paley programs, VIP receptions and donor cultivation events
  • Execute on and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience raising $10M in contributed income annually, consisting of six and seven-figure fundraising targets
  • Knowledge and understanding of the New York and Los Angeles fundraising communities with a strong network of relationships with high net worth individuals, program officers, and corporate social responsibility executives
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and key players in the media/communications industry
  • Strong network of personal contacts with the ability to extend, develop and nurture donor relationships
  • Highly organized strategic thinker with in-depth knowledge of fundraising methodology including prospect research, proposal preparation, and the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors
  • Excellent and proven knowledge of fundraising and best practices
  • Experience with budget preparation and managing record keeping and fulfillment
  • Must have a proactive, energetic, engaging personality with the ability to communicate (verbal and written) with all levels throughout the organization
  • Possess the ability to lead, train, motivate, manage and inspire cross functional teams to their peak performance
  • Ability to handle/prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent skills in managing record keeping and fulfillment of membership and sponsorship benefits
  • Resourceful, creative and able to solve problems effectively
  • Minimum undergraduate university degree
  • Bilingual 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.

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

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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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