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, Corporate Partnership
Video Production Technician
Developer, Web & Social Media
Director, Individual Giving
Freelance Production Artist
TEMP - Membership Associate

 

 

Title: Vice President, Corporate Partnership
Department: Development 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Senior Vice President, 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:

The Paley Center seeks an experienced, energetic, and strategic development professional to secure key corporate sponsorships and to build our corporate membership program.  Qualified candidates must have solid relationships with senior-level decision makers and possess a proven track record of prospecting, developing and closing deals in a fast paced, sales environment.

We seek an entrepreneurial, results-driven, energetic, technically savvy, highly organized professional with strong writing and communications skills with the ability work well independently.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify companies to solicit for sponsorship of Paley Center events and programs, including PaleyFest, the nation’s premiere television festival, which takes place each year in New York and Los Angeles, two bicoastal tributes celebrating achievements in television, and for celebrity panel discussions and events
  • Communicate the Paley Center's mission and programs with enthusiasm and make compelling cases for support to attract corporate funders and secure sponsorships
  • Develop and create attractive sponsorship and marketing presentations for program support and for corporate membership, which include gross sponsorship fees and activation costs
  • Secure and conduct face-to-face meetings and presentations with key decision makers by leveraging professional relationships and by identifying and cultivating new prospects
  • Pitch, negotiate and close sponsorships and work with legal counsel though contract execution
  • Work with the Vice President of Development & Client Services to ensure the ongoing stewardship of corporate partners and ensure proper delivery on all promised benefits
  • Analyze industries and identify sponsorship trends
  • Increase corporate membership, including from the media and other industries, and ensure that existing members see the value in membership and renew
  • Identify, create, and implement additional cultivation opportunities and events to increase involvement and accomplish successful solicitation objectives
  • Collaborate with Development, Creative Services, and Marketing staff to create new and innovative communications collateral to successfully engage corporate prospects
  • Handle execution and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with top brand decision makers and their respective advertising agencies

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of senior-level sponsorship and development experience.
  • Proven track record of success in pitching and closing sponsorships, including six and seven figure gifts
  • Key relationships with senior executives, including chief marketing officers with national/regional brands and corporate social responsibility/philanthropy officers..
  • An understanding of event marketing and sponsorship sales and the activation process.
  • Strategic thinker, action and goal-oriented, able to develop creative proposals that meet and exceed potential corporate partners’ needs and to “close the deal.”
  • Proactive, with a strong work ethic, a self-starter. 
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with limited staff.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop strong peer level relationships and to utilize the President & CEO’s introductions effectively.
  • Well organized with strong communication and writing skills.
  • Thorough understanding of media / advertising buys to communicate value of sponsorship vs. pure media as a marketing solution
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • 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. 

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Title: Video Production Technician
Department: Technical Operations 
Location: New York, NY
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 Production Technician will 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 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. The ideal candidate will be high energy and creative with excellent problem solving skills.
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 playback devices.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Proven editing experience using Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and After Effects.
  • 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 videotape 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. 

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Title: Developer, Web & Social Media
Department: Creative Services 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Vice President, Creative Services

About The Paley Center for Media:

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

Scope:

Reporting to the VP, Creative Services, the Developer, Web & Social Media coordinates the strategic planning, implementation, maintenance, and development of the Paley website and associated social channels to increase ticket sales revenue and overall brand awareness and engagement. Utilizing data driven insights, the Web Developer will facilitate strategic optimization plans for web and social products. Responsible for a budget of $110k.

We seek an entrepreneurial, results-driven, technically savvy, highly organized professional with strong writing and communications skills with the ability to work well independently. 


Responsibilities:

Website

  • Manage technology vendors for current website development and architecture.
  • Ensure Content Management Systems are constantly updated and improved upon based on department and institutional needs.  This includes, but not limited to, WordPress, SilverStripe, Brightcove, Mobile Roadie App, Constant Contact, YouTube, PaleyTV, and various in-house display systems.
  • Manage planning and production of content marketing assets, which includes social media video assets, graphics, YouTube management, and e-blast QA testing etc.
  • Serves as the sole Web Developer managing project initiatives and improvements which includes implementations that lead to content production, increased engagement and increased revenue.
  • Responsible for quality assurance of Paley newsletters on across platforms and devices.  Implements code refactoring (fixes), as needed.
  • Monitor performance, analyze website weaknesses, and implement solutions for optimal stability.
  • Project manage any future website builds, serve as technical lead and keep the Paley brand aligned with efficient and technically sound web development approaches.
  • Responsible for maintaining and managing uptime of website which includes creating new pages for upcoming events and other website pages as needed.
  • Responsible for setting and managing budget and tracking costs of all web vendors.
  • Handles additional projects as assigned.

Social

  • Optimize video content and graphics for delivery across social platforms to increase ticket revenue.
  • Configure and maintain social media software (like Hootsuite, Sprout Social). Ensure a positive front-end user experience for live streams.
  • Ensure a positive front-end user experience for live streams.
  • Responsible for uploading approved events to Paley YouTube channel, using proper metadata.
  • Handles additional projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 or more years hands-on expertise with web development and web marketing
  • Knowledge and proficiency working with a wide range of Content Management Systems
  • Front end coding experience with Javascript, HTML, CSS, PHP
  • Responsive design appreciation demonstrated by portfolio projects
  • Strong leadership, presence, positive demeanor, and interpersonal skills
  • Extremely comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience working with content management systems, preferably Wordpress and SilverStripe

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: Director, Individual Giving
Department: Development
Location: New York, NY

About The Paley Center for Media:

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

Scope:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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

Application:

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

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Title: Freelance Production Artist
Location: New York, NY

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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

Application:

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

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

About The Paley Center for Media:

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

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

Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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

Application:

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

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