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

Visitor Services Representative, Office–PART TIME - LA
Visitor Services Representative, Interactive Gaming Exhibit–PART TIME
Video Editor/Production Technician
Administrative Assistant – Executive Floor
Manager, Events - LA
SVP, Public Programming (Entertainment)
Vice President, Industry Programming
Director of Development - LA
Senior Vice President, Development

 

Title: Visitor Services Representative, Office – PART TIME
Department: Visitor Services
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Position Reports to: Manager, Visitor Services

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 Visitor Services Representative, Office – Part Time provides the administrative support and back up necessary to support all departments within The Paley Center for Media’s LA office, which includes Visitor Services, Programming and Development.  He/she is responsible for phone coverage, research, membership inquiries, guest service and other duties as assigned.  The ideal candidate will have previous administrative and customer service experience along with flexible availability including evening, weekends, and holidays, based on event schedules..

Responsibilities:

  • Be a reflection of The Paley Center for Media, maintaining a friendly and professional manner, presence, and appearance at all times on premises.
  • Provide comprehensive phone coverage with appropriate routing, message taking and communicating with all departments.
  • Answer membership questions and deploy mailings, eblasts and any other communication.
  • Assist with client outreach for Visitor Services, Rentals and Development.
  • Provide the highest level of service to all guests, customers, vendors and employees with a smile and friendly demeanor, answering any inquiries as needed.
  • Research, compile information and generate reports.
  • Handle other duties or projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1+ years of administrative experience in an office setting.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks proficiently with very strong attention to detail and follow up.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Prior guest service experience at a theatre, museum or other public space, is ideal.
  • Ability to work Mondays – Wednesdays from 10:00am – 5:30pm.
  • Must have ability to work flexible hours and overtime, 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.

Application:

Interested candidates may apply to:HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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Title: Visitor Services Representative, Interactive Gaming Exhibit – PART TIME
Department: Visitor Services
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: Manager, Visitor Services

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 Visitor Services Representative is responsible for providing a safe, positive and guest friendly environment for each event at The Paley Center. The ideal candidate will have previous customer service experience with flexible availability including evening, weekends, and holidays, based on event schedules.  
We are currently looking for individuals who have a passion for playing video games and have the ability to teach guests how to play video games and troubleshoot, as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a reflection of The Paley Center for Media, maintaining a friendly and professional manner, presence, and appearance at all times on premises.
  • Work different positions for the exhibit, including greeter, crowd control, game tester, etc.
  • Welcome guests with a smile and friendly demeanor, answering any inquiries as needed.
  • Learn about the Exhibit and convey information to patrons in a pleasant and helpful manner.
  • Problem solve patron incidents, alerting the Manager Visitor Services of patron issues/problems immediately.
  • Arrive for scheduled shift on time, wearing proper attire while on duty.
  • Ensure that the rules and regulations of The Paley Center for Media are being adhered to.

Qualifications:

  • Passion and knowledge of virtual reality games (Beat Saber, Moss, Echo Arena) and video games, specifically on PS4 and Nintendo Switch (Lego Marvel Superheroes 2, Mario Tennis Aces, MLB The Show 18, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Madden NFL 19, FIFA 18, Just Dance 2018, Fortnite, Minecraft, Overwatch, Rocket League).
  • Strong commitment to providing the highest level of guest service.
  • Ability to quickly learn about exhibits and communicate information to guests.
  • Must have patience and the ability to teach.
  • Ability to efficiently work with large crowds, including children.
  • Receptive to working outside, even in inclement weather.
  • Must be willing to rotate to various positions, within a shift, as needed.
  • Must be comfortable working with guests with wheelchairs or disabilities.
  • Ability to stand for 5-6 hours at a time.
  • Prior guest service experience at a theatre, museum or other public space.

Additional Information:

  • This is a Part Time position based on our Interactive Gaming Exhibit, can lead to additional events during the year.
  • Shifts are 5-6 hours per day, paying $13 per hour.
  • Ideally will be able to work on all or at least half of the days from July 21st to September 2nd.

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 advise what days you are available from the list above. Please write "VSR-GAME" in the subject line.

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Title: Video Editor/Production Technician
Department: Technical Operations
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: Director Engineering, Technical Operations & IT

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 Video Editor/Production Technician will be responsible for reviewing and editing raw video footage on Premiere Pro CC and mastering finished clips, screenings and licensed content to be played during live events, digital distribution, or for social media consumption. You must have experience adhering to strict deadlines, follow instructions and post-production processes.  He/she will also be the lead technician during live productions of Paley Programs. This includes acting as the TD, Robotic Camera operator, Media Playback operator, or Audio assistant. He/she will also participate in and handle other projects, as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical direct, operate cameras, audio, lighting and playback equipment for live events.
  • Operate video servers and professional video tape machines.
  • Perform video, audio patching and routing.  
  • Q.C. monitoring and evaluation using audio and video test equipment.
  • Perform additional production-related duties as needed.
  • Edit, encode, and archive media assets from legacy formats. 

Requirements:

  • Proven editing experience using Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and After Effects.
  • Robotic camera operation, camera shading, lighting.
  • 3 – 5 years Technical directing live production / events.
  • Multitasking using multiple pieces of equipment during a live event.
  • Proven studio production experience.
  • Experience with digital video projection.
  • Familiarity with production and post production process.
  • Familiarity with the flow of digital content.
  • Must be proficient with common computer business applications.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently with a crew as well as independently.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem solving skills. 
  • Weekend and evening work will be required.
  • Familiarity with legacy formats 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. Please write “VE/PT” in the subject line.

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Title: Administrative Assistant – Executive Floor
Department: Executive
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Director, Operations

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:

This position will work closely with two other 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 Director, Operations and will have responsibilities to support other disciplines within The Paley Center for Media.

The Administrative Coordinator will have the opportunity to learn and grow within operation services, human resources, marketing, sponsorship, programming, conferences, and red carpet events. 

Responsibilities:

Operations Services

  • Enter vendor invoices into operation’s expense tracker to compare actual expense against budget.
  • Manage Angus property system program including preparing and distributing reports and task checklists.
  • Coordinate information with maintenance and engineering regarding building operations.
  • Assist in the corporate PDF project.

Executive Floor

  • Maintain the highest level of discretion and confidentiality at all times for internal and external matters, and when interacting with high profile clients.
  • Comprehensive phone coverage with appropriate routing, message taking and communication of the incoming calls to Executive.
  • Provide the highest level of service to all employees, guests and patrons.
  • Manage and maintain executive calendars and provide back-up when required.
  • Present a professional demeanor that positively represents the Executive and the company when greetings guests, interacting with client, reviewing and corresponding on behalf of the Executive. Always maintain a customer service mentality.
  • Provides leadership and a collaborative atmosphere of teamwork to build relationships crucial to the success of the company with the ability to understand and follow organizational policies and procedures necessary to ensure appropriate decision-making protocols are followed.
  • Support executives in preparation for meetings and conference calls as requested – to include background resumes, meeting material.
  • Complete Monthly Amex reports for finance department.
  • Research, compile information and generate reports.
  • Assist with special projects.
  • Assist with Paley Center events,  Board of Trustee meetings, public and industry programs, and fundraising tributes.
  • Arranging travel as needed.
  • Other administrative functions as required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 1 years 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 who is very detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • A team player who is proactive with great initiative
  • Ability to perform through 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

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, Events - LA
Department: Development
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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, LGBTQ and Women’s 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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 rent.al 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 processing.
    • 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 calendars.
  • 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.

Application:

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

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Title: SVP, Public Programming (Entertainment)
Department: Programming - Public
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: EVP Programming

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, LGBTQ and Women’s 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 EVP Programming, the Senior Vice President, Public Programming develops the overall strategic vision, creation, and successful implementation for Public Programs and events in NY & LA, which includes exclusive screenings, unique exhibitions, A-list premieres and star-studded events, as well as annual televised specials & series and other content licensing that will continue to elevate and position The Paley Center for Media as a top destination for entertainment and cultural events. He/she will have a proven track record of producing relevant and note-worthy programming in entertainment, sports and media to obtain revenue goals. The SVP has a pulse on pop culture trends and a strong network of contacts which include actors, celebrities, showrunners, talent management, creative visionaries, as well as, executives at television networks, studios and new media companies. The SVP is responsible for the success of programs such as PaleyFest in NY and LA, the PaleyLive series, PaleyFest Fall TV Previews, Exhibits, the annual Paley Honors in NY & LA, the Paley Honors Luncheon in NY, the annual televised specials & series, screenings, licensed content, Patron Circle and President Circle events, as well as the curation of the Paley Archive.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a unique and influential annual program calendar that celebrates 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.
  • Develop an ambitious and balanced annual program calendar that offers fall/winter and spring/summer season and secure respective programming lineups 6 months in advance. Secure exhibits and screenings one year in advance.

    Develop and maintain strong relationships with the networks and studio executives, managers, agents, publicists and talent, as well as, top celebrity journalists to secure as moderators.
  • Manage Programming team to ensure programming and production deadlines are met, review all event and program logistics to ensure smooth execution, oversee the management of all costs, fundraising goals and tracking of ticket sales and visitor traffic to ensure all events meet budgeted goals (revenue, expense and visitor traffic).
  • Responsible for leading the interdepartmental coordination of all programming, developing appropriate targeted audiences, ensuring proper communication, obtain all necessary approvals to maximize marketing and promotions and ensure all sponsor and partner obligations are met.
  • Partner with the EVP Programming to secure TV specials or series to meet/exceed revenue goals.
    • Develop television special ideas to pitch to networks.
    • Lead network negotiations and secure at least one annual special per year.
    • Once secured, oversee all aspects of the TV special from pre-production thru broadcast.
    • Develop and pitch ideas to secure a TV series.
    • Once secured, oversee all aspects of the TV series from pre-production thru broadcast.
    • Develop and pitch ideas to secure a streaming program series.
    • Once secured, oversee all aspects of the streaming program from pre-production thru broadcast.
    • Explore possibility of developing programs for a Paley managed TV channel and oversee related programming and operations, if secured.
    • Oversee the curation of the Paley archive, including acquisitions, donations and curation of special collections.
    • Collaborate with the Head of Marketing to develop new partnerships and foster existing partnerships with like-minded organizations that will maximize awareness of Paley and its properties.
    • Partner with the Head of Marketing, Web & Social Media Producer and Production team to create content that will drive engagement and viewership to increase Paley’s social media followers/audience.
    • Serve as media spokesperson, as requested.
    • Serve as a member of Paley’s senior management team and assist on all other matters as needed.

Requirements:

  • 15+ years of program development experience with an in-depth knowledge of the television and media industry.
  • A proven track record of producing high profile entertainment programs on time, within budget and that generates great press and excitement.
  • A current network of relevant, top talent which include actors, celebrities, showrunners, talent management, creative visionaries and executives within the media, entertainment and sports industries.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to influence decision makers.
  • Meticulous organizational and project management skills with the ability to thrive in fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, drive and manage transformative change.
  • A strong professional drive and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • 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: VP, Industry Programming
Department: Programming - Industry
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: EVP Programming

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 Industry Programming will be responsible for the overall strategic vision, creation, and successful implementation of compelling programming that will continue to elevate and position The Paley Center for Media as the foremost leader in media.  The VP will also oversee development and supervision of Paley’s Media Council and International Council including related memberships, sponsorships and partnerships. This executive will have the knowledge and a commitment to present relevant and thought- provoking programming that attracts and engages national and global audiences.  In addition, this position will have the specific responsibility of Industry event conferences and business summits for New York and LA.  The Vice President of Industry Programming will collaborate and partner with Paley’s executive team and Sponsorship department to ensure delivery of diverse and distinctive programming that is financially successful.  This Executive will also be responsible for Industry Programming financials and budget management.  The successful candidate should possess the energy and business acumen to build on what has been achieved and lead The Paley Center for Media into the next level of programming while monetizing and leveraging all media platforms.  This position will report to the Executive Vice President of Programming.

Responsibilities:

Program Development:

  • Develop and implement a successful Industry Programming strategy.
  • Create slate of programming that can be monetized across all media platforms that achieves financial goals.
  • Oversee conferences and business summits for all New York, LA and International Industry Programming Events which includes Paley Dialogues, Next Big Thing Series, The Paley International Council Summit and various independent programs.
  • Remain highly informed of trends and developments in the Media Industry.
  • Research and identify timely, newsworthy, relevant and thought-provoking topics.
  • Procure talent – research, invite and secure the highest-level speakers/panelists and moderators who will draw press, audience and enhance the content relevance as well as the prestige of event.
  • Audience Development – curate and secure a high-level attendee list that establishes Paley’s relevance in the conference industry.
  • Write session timeline and remarks.
  • Lead programming meetings to ensure proper communication, receive any necessary approvals and build consensus.
  • Oversee staff, including external Producers.
  • Manage overall conference budget.
  • Sponsors/Partners; Memberships; Registrations:
    • Identify, solicit and close potential sponsors and independent partners that will ensure programming financial goals are met for the Paley Center International Council Summit and other Paley Media Council programs/conferences.
    • Identify, solicit and close potential Medial Council, Corporate and International memberships to meet departmental goals.
    • Partner with Marketing & Communications team to develop pricing, inventory, set ticket sale dates, promotions for conferences and events to achieve revenue goals.
    • Meet and surpass registration/budget for the Paley Center International Council Summit and other Media Council programs/conferences.
  • Represent and promote The Paley Center for Media at various industry and business events.
  • Understand & utilize social media and latest technologies to maximize exposure and results.
  • Collaborate other departments across the organization to ensure that excellent customer service experience is delivered.
  • Work closely with Finance to ensure revenue goals and budget are adhered to.

Direct Reports:

Sr. Director, Special Projects
Manager, Industry Programs & Media Council Membership

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of Media Industry Event Programming and management.
  • Possess the executive gravitas to continue to elevate and shape The Paley Center.
  • Possess a contact list of senior level relationships in the Industry.
  • Proven track record in planning & executing conferences and business summits on time and within budget.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the issues and key players in the media/communications industry.
  • Proven knowledge of trends, best practices and debates in the industry.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to lead cross functional teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, supervisory, administrative and managerial skills.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem solving skills.

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 “VPIP” in the subject line.

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Title: Director of Development - LA
Department: Development
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Reporting to the Head of 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:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Development, who is based at the Paley Center in New York, the Director of Development (DOD) - LA will oversee fundraising for the Center’s Los Angeles branch, including membership; patrons; corporate membership; foundation, government, and corporate grants; gala events and event rentals.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a generalist familiar with all aspects of fundraising and with individual and institutional funders in Los Angeles.  We seek an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with strong writing and communications skills who is able to work well independently.  The DOD will regularly update and will work closely with the Senior Vice President, Development and with the Paley Center’s New York-based development office, to create and implement fundraising strategies to increase individual, corporate, foundation, and government support and to raise $6 million annually in contributed revenue. 

The DOD will also oversee the cultivation of all Los Angeles based members and donors, including members of the Presidents Circle and Patrons Circle, our highest level donor groups, and ensure that the Los Angeles Board of Governors is kept abreast of donor and other important events.  He/she will maintain up-to-date pipelines of individual and institutional prospects and will ensure that existing donors are properly stewarded.  The DOD will partner with leaders across the Paley Center to increase awareness of and to drive visitor traffic to exhibits, events, and public programs. 

In addition, the DOD will ensure that the Senior Vice President, Development is kept thoroughly abreast of grant deadlines, cultivation and stewardship events, and all meetings scheduled with current and prospective donors in Los Angeles.  The DOD will help to prepare the annual development strategic plan and budget and will support other institutional initiatives, as requested. 

Direct Reports:

  • Manager, Events

Responsibilities:

  • Experience in designing, implementing and executing a comprehensive development plan and in identifying and securing gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies, including membership, corporate memberships, patron contributions, grants and event rentals.
  • Knowledge of and understanding of the Los Angeles philanthropic community, including, high net worth individuals, program officers and foundation executives, corporate social responsibility managers, and sources of municipal and state support.
  • Create and maintain strategic partnerships within the LA community in order to meet development, promotional, and marketing objectives.  This includes local governmental agencies, convention and visitor bureaus, other museums and non-profit organizations, concierge and hospitality associations, business associations, and relevant trade associations.
  • A strong network of contacts and the ability to extend this network through outreach, including face-to-face meetings and site visits.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting grant proposals, letters of inquiry, membership solicitation letters, acknowledgment letters, and reports.
  • Help identify, develop, and mentor the development team.
  • Handle execution and support other programs and 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to take direction, yet energetic and proactive, with a proven track record of achieving fundraising targets and expanding and diversifying donor bases.
  • A highly organized, strategic thinker who is able to work well independently and with limited administrative assistance.
  • An executive presence marked by discretion, good judgment, good humor, and a polished, personable demeanor.
  • Engaging personality with an ability to work well as a member of a team and with individuals at all levels throughout the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management skills and the ability to maintain donor records accurately and efficiently and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to lead, train, motivate, manage and inspire team members to their peak performance.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • 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 “DOD” in the subject line.

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Title: Senior 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 Senior Vice President (SVP) 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 SVP 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 SVP 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.

Application:

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

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