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

Coordinator, Industry Programs
Director Content Licensing
Talent Booker (Temp)


Title: Coordinator, Industry Programs
Department: Industry Programs
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: Vice President, Industry Programs

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, Industry Programs, the Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all elements for events for programming and events produced by the Industry Program department for NY and LA’s Media Council Members, an invitation only membership community.  Events include but are not limited to Paley Dialogues, The Next Big Thing, Paley International Council Summit and independent programs that are created and produced with outside partnership organizations.  He/she will also participate in other projects as assigned.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

Programming

  • Assist the VP, Industry Programs by researching and recommending themes and speakers, keeping abreast of current industry trend and players
  • Create and maintain editorial calendar and organize programming ideas/plans from departmental meeting
  • Assist to secure and coordinate participation of speakers and moderators
  • Prepare lists of prospects to invite to Media Council events
  • 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.
  • Deploy post event thank you to attendees, with support from Creative Services
  • Support and assist with recruitment and renewals of Paley Media Council members, as needed

Event Production

  • Create and execute event-specific project plans that include timelines for program production (target dates to confirming themes, topics, and speakers); marketing campaigns (dates for invitations, plus follow up)
  • Work with Program Director on speaker logistics which may include coordinating pre-event prep calls; confirming speakers’ guests; and sending speakers pre-event agenda/logistics memo
  • Schedule pre-event rehearsals with speakers and tech team to ensure delivery and execution of audio/visual elements during program
  • Create and deliver event presentations for on-site monitor display
  • Collaborate with the internal departments to ensure high-level execution including, but not limited to, building needs, technical needs (live-stream, recording, audio, microphones, etc) décor, menu, event flow for guests, staffing needs (Visitor Services, Security, Building Operations, photographers) and all other production elements
  • Welcome, register and escort speakers, VIPs and members
  • Work with VP and Social Media team to select event clips for Paley’s YouTube channel and other social media platforms
  • Code invoices for event expenses

Marketing

  • Partner with VP and Marketing/PR/Creative Services departments on publicity strategies and marketing materials for live events, including press releases, email invitations, signage, digital step-and-repeat slides, VIP list and event programs
  • Work with team to suggest and provide feedback/edits on event marketing copy and other Industry Programs communications

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 1 year of special events production, client service, research and/or administrative experience
  • Knowledge and interest in media and technology industries, plus its key players.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially with Excel and Word
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Highly organized, resourceful, creative, and attentive to detail
  • Strong leadership presence, positive demeanor, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and immediately respond to internal and external key stakeholders in a professional manner that maintains and develops relationship
  • Extremely comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Public relations experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

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

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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

About The Paley Center for Media:

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

SCOPE:

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

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

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

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Title: Talent Booker (Temp)
Department: Programming
Location: New York, NY
Position 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:

Working mainly with the Industry Programming team, the Talent Booker is primarily responsible for identifying, inviting, and securing a line-up of C-Suite executives, high-level speakers/panelists/moderators to continue to deliver first-rate, impactful industry programs, specifically the International Media Council Summit, Paley Dialogues, and The Next Big Thing series. He/she may also assist with securing a line-up of A-list celebrities for our star-studded, entertainment programs. The Talent Booker will have a broad and deep knowledge of relevant industry issues in the media industry.  He/she will have contacts with the most pertinent CEOs and other C-suite executives of major domestic and international media and technology companies plus celebrity, music, sports and comedy talent, where appropriate.

This is a full time, temporary position with the possibility to become a staff position. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A proven track record of securing high profile talent for programs, conferences, summits and other special events on time and within budget
  • 15+ years of in-depth subject matter expertise of new trends, best practices and debates
  • Must have a current network of top leaders and executives within the media, entertainment, and sports industries plus celebrities
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to break through gate-keepers and influence decision makers, including C-suite corporate partners, a prominent outside Board, other domestic and international executives and talent, publicists and talent agents
  • Excellent 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, sales/marketing mindset, and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Bachelor’s degree


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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