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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.

 

Director, Public Programming
Manager, Social Media & Content Strategy
Desktop Support Technician
Video Production Technician

 

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.

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Title: Manager, Social Media & Content Strategy
Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports To: Director, Marketing
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:

Reporting to the Director, Marketing, the Manager, Social Media & Content Strategy, will be responsible for strategically building Paley's social media presence and channels to achieve business goals. Develops and executes strategies to Increase awareness, build community, and target new audiences to promote brand engagement, grow visitorship, drive ticket sales, and new memberships.

The Manager is entrepreneurial, results-driven, a highly organized professional with strong writing and communications skills with the ability to work well independently. This social media strategist has expert knowledge in google analytics and can create engaging content on all social platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute Paley's strategy to grow our social following and increase engagement on all social media platforms.
  • Partner with marketing team to design and execute creative social campaigns to support programming, fundraising, product launches, special initiatives, etc.
  • Key responsibility for developing content and social content strategy including videos and images.
  • Daily management of all Paley's social accounts, which also includes live social coverage at programming events covering red carpet activities and monitoring traffic (weeknights and weekends, as needed).
  • Monitor and review analytics of social campaigns to continually improve efforts
  • Be the Paley social media guru, developing and implementing best practices for social media strategy and most effective/relevant channels, identifying trends and cross-platform opportunities to produce engaging user experience
  • Partner with studio and network social media teams to ensure mutual image and brand alignment to produce content utilizing broadcast talent and Paley's growing fanbase to increase ticket revenue and brand awareness.
  • Collaborate with internal partners and build external partnerships to promote coverage and achieve goals
  • Research and implement current social media trends to ensure audience reach is maximized
  • Handles additional marketing/promotional projects as assigned

Requirements:

  • Proven track record of increasing brand awareness through social media
  • An expert in social media trends and platforms
  • 5 + years of experience with creating social media campaigns for live events
  • Must have strong creative, copyediting/writing skills with ability to operate on short turnaround
  • Ability to analyze social media traffic metric systems and produce reports
  • Has a passion for journalism with the ability to write engaging headlines and social media posts
  • Ability to establish external partnerships with similar organizations
  • Must have a strong sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Must be able to multitask and work collaboratively
  • Ability to work nights and weekends to cover live events
  • Knowledge of television industry and marketing for live events
  • Sense of humor
  • Binge watchers and TV addicts preferred

Technical Requirements:

  • Mac proficient
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Sketch
  • HTML
  • Google Analytics, etc.
  • Tweetdeck/Hootsuite
  • Meltwater

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: 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, 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:

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: 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.

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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