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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 Provide technical assistance and support for incoming queries and issues related to computer systems, software, network and hardware.

Desktop Support Technician
Director, Industry Programming
Video Editor
Video Production Technician
Freelance Production Artist
TEMP - Membership Associate

 

 

 

Title: Desktop Support Technician
Department: Information Technology
Reports To: Associate Director-Information Technology
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:

Responsible for providing level 1 technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, software and network (LAN). Responds to computer problems, runs diagnostic programs, isolates problem, and determines and implements solution.

Responsibilities:

      • Provide technical assistance and support for incoming queries and issues related to computer systems, software, network and hardware.
      • Answering helpdesk calls/emails and entering them into the logging system. Escalating higher level support requests as required.
      • Assist with unlocking and resetting password via Active Directory
      • Maintain daily performance of network printers and copiers. Replace toner for all laser printers in the building, diagnose and troubleshoot problems.
      • Build setup and deploy new workstations. Replace, clean and repair faulty computer equipment (desktops, keyboards, mice, monitors, etc.)
      • Assist with special projects when required.
      • Maintain IT inventory of workstations, computers accessories, printers and toner cartridges. Place order with vendors when stock needs replenishing.
      • Contact vendors (Dell, TGI, etc.) to schedule onsite repair appointment as needed.
      • Assist with daily backup and restore task and data migration projects. Update tracking spreadsheets in a timely manner.
      • Troubleshooting issues with applications face to face with users and remotely
      • Configuring/troubleshooting email clients (both desktop and mobile)

Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 10 and Mac OSX
  • Microsoft Office 2013 and higher, SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Trend Micro Antivirus
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • DameWare Remote Support

Technical Certification Requirements:

  • A+ Certification
  • Network + Certification

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: Director, Industry Programming
Department: Programming - Industry
Reports To: VP, Industry Programming
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 Vice President, Industry Programming, the Director, of Industry Programming will be responsible for planning and executing the strategic vision of the department, by successfully producing compelling programming that will continue to elevate and position The Paley Center for Media as the foremost leader in media.  The Director will procure talent and secure memberships, sponsorships and partnerships to meet the department’s financial goals. He/she will have the industry knowledge to present relevant and thought- provoking programming that continues to attract relevant speakers, as well as engage national and global audiences.  In addition, the Director will ensure seamless execution of Industry Programming and Media Impact events, conferences, business summits and other programs as assigned.

Responsibilities:

      • Work with the VP, Industry Programming to develop and implement a successful Industry Programming strategy and schedule to meet institutional timelines, procure talent , conduct research, invite (drafting letters of correspondence when appropriate) and secure the highest-level speakers/panelists and moderators who will draw press and audience and who will enhance the content relevance as well as the prestige of the industry and select media events 
      • Meet and surpass registration/budget for the Paley Center International Council Summit and other Media Council programs/conferences
      • Create slate of programming that can be monetized across all media platforms to achieve financial goals
      • Manage and execute Industry Programming events, conferences, business summits which includes Paley Dialogues, Next Big Thing Series, The Paley International Council Summit and various independent programs, as well as other programming events, as assigned
      • Identify, recruit and close potential Media Council, and International memberships to meet departmental goals
      • Identify, solicit and close potential sponsors and independent partners that will ensure programming financial goals are met for Industry Programming and Media Impact events
      • Remain highly informed of trends and developments in the media industry
      • Research and identify timely, newsworthy, relevant and thought-provoking topics
      • Audience Development – curate and secure a high-level attendee list that establishes Paley’s relevance in the media industry
      • Create, implement and oversee project timelines for Industry Programming
      • Write event session timelines and remarks
      • Oversee staff, when appropriate
      • Ensure  overall conference budgets are adhered to
      • Work with sponsors to ensure all sponsor activations are executed accordingly
      • Represent and promote The Paley Center for Media at various industry and business events
      • Work with Marketing and Creative Services teams to write and create brochures, marketing materials, invitations, evites, thank you notes, production slates, etc. and ensure that website is current and updated
      • Coordinate with PR on press releases and publicity opportunities as well as with social media team to maximize exposure when appropriate
      • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure seamless execution of events
      • Work closely with Finance to ensure revenue goals and budget are adhered to
      • He/she will also participate and handle other projects, as needed

Requirements:

      • 8+ 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 with the ability to create new relationships.
      • 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 and remain poised under pressure.
      • 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.
      • A self starter who is resourceful, creative and has 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 “DIG” in the subject line.

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Title: Video Editor
Department: Technical Operations 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Associate Director, Technical 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:

The Video Editor will take projects from research and acquisition of content, rough cut, revision and approval process, to the final online and screening. Proficiency with Adobe Premiere as well as static and motion graphic software packages. Ability to choose and locate music. Other responsibilities may include technical directing and operating robotic cameras for live events and interactive design.

Responsibilities:

  • Edit long form, clips, sizzle reels and social content using the Adobe CC software suite
  • Research and locate video content and music tracks.
  • Consult with the programming department, producers and curators throughout the project.
  • Collaborate with the creative services team to create static and motion graphics.
  • Expert using multi-cam and color correction tools.
  • Export of final approved projects to multiple digital formats, codecs and digital destinations.
  • Must be obsessive in media content organization.
  • Experience with MAM systems a plus.
  • Technical direct and operate robotic cameras during live events.
  • Digitize legacy tape for the archive
  • Perform video, audio patching and routing. 
  • Q.C. monitoring and evaluation using audio and video test equipment.

Skills/Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Proven editing experience using Adobe Premiere for long form, sizzle reels and content for social.
  • Proven experience with After Effects, Photoshop, Cinema4D and other graphic programs.
  • Familiarity with the flow of digital content.
  • Knowledge of legacy tape formats.
  • Studio production experience a plus
  • Ability to collaborate with senior management
  • Creative thinker with excellent storytelling skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team and independently.
  • Weekend and evening work will be required.

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: 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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