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.

Senior Vice President, Industry Programming
Director, Public Programming
Freelance Production Artist

 

Title: Senior Vice President, Industry Programming
Department: Programming - Industry
Reports To: Chief Programming Officer & Executive Vice President, 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, an international collection, 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 reports to the Chief Programming Officer & Executive Vice President, Programming. The Senior Vice President, Industry Programming is responsible for the overall management of the Industry department which includes the oversight, direction and successful execution of the strategic vision for producing diverse, distinctive, relevant and thought-provoking programs and summits with the highest-level speakers, panelists and moderators that will continue to elevate and position The Paley Center for Media as the foremost leader in media. This includes, but is not limited to building the community for Paley’s Media Council and International Council, which includes memberships, sponsorships and partnerships. This executive will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the current industry issues/trends and have relationships with key players and industry leaders in the media industry broadly defined including but not limited to technology, sports, advertising, television and interactive entertainment. This Senior Vice President will also be responsible for meeting Industry Programming’s financial goals.  

The successful candidate will be a technically savvy, high-energy, results-driven, extremely well organized individual with exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to deliver the next level of programming while monetizing and leveraging all media platforms. Will also participate and handle other projects, as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Create a strategic vision for an ambitious, influential, and impactful Industry Programming annual calendar and execute to the highest level.
  • Continuously present diverse, distinctive and relevant programming based on upcoming trends and news-worthy developments that can be monetized to achieve membership and financial goals.
  • Partner with C-suite executives to produce 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.
  • 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 and institution overall.
  • Ensure goals are met or exceeded – especially pertaining to Sponsors/Partners and Memberships which includes recruiting and closing members and sponsors.
  • Collaborate other departments across the organization to ensure that excellent customer service experience is delivered.
  • Ensure all programming materials are delivered accurately and timely and that all scheduling deadlines are met.
  • Ensure proper communication is delivered, all necessary approvals are obtained and continue to build a positive team environment.
  • Remain highly informed of upcoming trends and developments in the Media Industry, and continuously present new programming ideas and collaborations.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships within the industry.
  • 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.
  • Work closely with Finance to ensure revenue goals and budgets are adhered to.
  • Participate and handle other projects, as needed.

Requirements:

  • 15+ years of Media Industry Event Programming and management.
  • Possess the executive gravitas and have a network of contacts which includes relationships with C-suite level executives in the industry.
  • Proven track record in successfully planning & executing conferences and business summits on time and within budget.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the current 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.
  • Exceptional leadership skills to successfully lead cross functional teams.
  • Technically savvy with impeccable written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills.
  • Extremely organized with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Must be proactive, resourceful, and creative with 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 “SVPIP” in the subject line.


 

Title: Director, Public Programming
Department: Programming
Reports To: SVP 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, an international collection, 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 Director, Public Programming partners with the SVP Programming to develop, book and execute the annual New York public programming calendar. The Director identifies, invites, and secures talent for PaleyFest NY, PaleyLive Series, Paley Impact, the annual Paley Honors (dinner and luncheon), exhibits (PaleyGX, Paleyland – among others), screenings (such as Fall TV Previews), TV specials, Corporate events, Family programs, Patron Circle and President Circle events, partner related programming and works on any other events, as needed. Must have a proven track record of securing talent and producing significant and note-worthy programming in entertainment, sports, gaming, music, advertising, news and digital media to reflect a relevant annual public programming calendar. Should have knowledge of pop culture trends and a strong network of contacts which include actors, celebrities, musicians, athletes, political pundits, journalists, talent management, creative visionaries as well as relationships with television networks, studios and digital media companies.

We seek an entrepreneurial, results-driven, highly organized professional with strong writing and communications skills who is able to work well collaboratively and independently.

Responsibilities:

  • Create new ways to present Public programs, raise awareness and solidify opportunities to remain germane to the public and the industry.
  • Book and produce unique and influential programs that celebrate the most noteworthy shows on television. Help deliver events that offer a peek behind the creative process and educates audiences, which can include how series are born, characters are developed and how storylines can start a conversation and have a positive cultural impact.
  • Book talent to participate in Paley public programs including PaleyLive Series, PaleyFest, Paley Impact, Paley Honors, PaleyGX, PaleyLand and other exhibit launches, screenings, Patron and President Circle events, plus other special events and shows.
  • Secure programming lineups 6 months in advance. Secure exhibits and screenings one year in advance.
  • Work in collaboration across departments to ensure successful production of our programs, which includes all details pre, during and post- event
  • Draft correspondence, pitch letters, invitations, proposals, thank you letters, etc.
  • Create and maintain booking status documents.
  • Research background information utilizing various sources, to collect all elements required for developing programs.
  • Facilitate coordination of the program or festival through being a point of contact for communication internally within the Paley Center and externally with networks, studios, and talent representatives.
  • Serve as a point of contact to the sponsorship and development liaisons for sponsorship and patron events.
  • Book exhibits in NY and act as project manager for all elements in relation to NY exhibits.
  • Help to develop appropriate audiences to sell tickets and increase memberships.
  • Manage tickets sales and distribution.
  • Responsible for raising allotted funds to meet programming budget.
  • Participate in other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 10+ years of experience in entertainment programming. Must have combined experience of producing live events (award shows, variety shows) and talent booking, securing high profile talent for entertainment, sport and media programs and other special events on time and within budget
  • In depth knowledge, passion and appreciation of television, pop culture, sports and the media industry
  • Must have a current network of relevant, top talent which include actors, celebrities, political figures, showrunners, talent management, creative visionaries and executives within the media, entertainment, film, news, gaming, sports industries, current affairs and politics
  • Engaging personality with outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to break through gate-keepers and influence decision makers, including executives and talent, publicists and talent agents, networks and studios
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Extreme attention to detail with the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to prioritize and change direction under shifting situation.
  • A strong professional drive, sales/marketing mindset, and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays, 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. Please write “DIG” in the subject line.

 

 

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, an international collection, 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.

 

Title: Freelance Production Artist
Department: Creative Services 
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Production Director & Managing Editor

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, an international collection, 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 for Media is looking for a well-rounded production artist to work closely with the Creative Services Production Director in a fast-paced environment, to execute designs from the Design & Creative team for print materials, gallery-related signage, and digital assets of all kinds (screen slates, evites, social art, website features and ads, ppt presentations, and more).

This is a freelance position. The hours are based on the needs of the business.

The work must be onsite during business hours, no computer equipment necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • The production of translating one design across various pieces for both digital and print.
  • Typeset multiple rounds of changes with accuracy.
  • Re-size logos and digital ads.
  • File and print pre-production of all kinds, especially important for print ads and large-scale printing.
  • Pre-flight, collect or output, and deliver press-ready files to various printers and vendors, following up on technical details where necessary.
  • Maintain up-to-date specs and delivery details for vendors and partners.
  • Occasionally help in preparing web content for the company's website.

Skill 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 plus.
  • Good organization and people skills as well as high attention to detail a must.
  • Interest in media and arts 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.

Application:

Please send resume, cover letter, link to portfolio, and salary requirements to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org. Please write “PAF-LI” in the subject line.

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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.