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

Manager of Institutional Giving
Talent Booker (Temp)

 

Title: Manager of Institutional Giving
Department: Development
Location: New York, NY
Position Reports to: Director, Institutional Giving & Special Initiatives

About The Paley Center for Media:

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

SCOPE:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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


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

Interested candidates may apply to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org

back to top

 


 

 

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

back to top