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 Development (Fundraising)

Development · New York, New York

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SCOPE

The Vice President (VP) Development will have primary responsibility for managing, overseeing and leading all fundraising initiatives, including membership, foundation, corporate and government grants, gala events, sponsorships, major gifts and other sources of contributed income. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, results-driven, senior development professional with a proven track record of success in cultivating relationships and executing a strategic vision to maximize contributed income.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the VP Development will serve as a member of the Paley Center’s senior management team and will have a goal of raising $10 million in contributed income annually. The VP will leverage the Paley Center’s existing donors and identify, cultivate, and secure new philanthropic support and sponsorships. He/she will maintain up-to-date pipelines of prospects and manage all communications with existing and potential donors to ensure the highest level of donor engagement and satisfaction. He/she is also responsible for implementing best practices, keeping up-to-date with fundraising trends, and ensuring that appropriate systems and development procedures are in place.

He/she will oversee a team of fundraising professionals in New York and Los Angeles, who have responsibility for individual giving, membership and patron programs, corporate sponsorships and memberships, galas, foundation and government grants, third party rentals, client services and database management.

Will participate in other projects as assigned.

The ideal candidate is a high-energy, entrepreneurial, results-driven, exceptionally organized individual.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Effectively manage and meet revenue goals to support the Paley Center’s operations in New York City and Los Angeles

• Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that identifies, secures, and grows the donor base in New York City and Los Angeles to meet fundraising targets, including:
    - Corporate, President’s Circle, Patron Circle and Individual Memberships
    - Sponsorships
    - Private and corporate foundations and government giving
    - Two annual fundraising galas (NY & LA) and a fundraising luncheon (NY)
    - Other sources, such as major gifts, capital campaigns and planned giving

• Serve as a front-line solicitor to nurture relationships with existing donors and identify and secure new support to increase contributed income from individuals and institutions

• Develop compelling grant proposals and sponsorship decks to secure support for high-profile annual television festivals, exhibits, and a wide array of public programs featuring celebrities and media leaders and innovators

• Research, identify, and secure new support for two annual Paley Honors galas celebrating achievements in television, one in New York in the Spring and one in the fall in Los Angeles, as well as a Paley Honors luncheon in New York

• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts, including increasing membership in the Patron Circle and President’s Circle donor groups

• Monitor all donor information and prepare statistical analysis and reports for the President & CEO and executive team

• Manage all logistics to ensure a seamless execution of Development events

• Supervise and mentor a team of development professionals

• Regularly attend all Paley programs, VIP receptions and donor cultivation events

• Execute on and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team


PALEY CULTURE


Our successful employees meet the following criteria:

• Highly organized with proven ability to meet deadlines and budgets.
• Outstanding leadership skills and ability to lead cross functional teams.
• Ability to take ownership of all tasks and manage simultaneously.
• Outstanding verbal communication and superior business writing skills.
• Positive and professional demeanor with excellent interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills.
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
• Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving and research skills.


REQUIREMENTS

• 10+ years of experience raising $10M in contributed income annually, consisting of six and seven-figure fundraising targets
• Knowledge and understanding of the New York and Los Angeles fundraising communities with a strong network of relationships with high net worth individuals, program officers, and corporate social responsibility executives
• Knowledge and understanding of issues and key players in the media/communications industry
• Strong network of personal contacts with the ability to extend, develop and nurture donor relationships
• Strategic thinker with in-depth knowledge of fundraising methodology including prospect research, proposal preparation, and the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors
• Excellent and proven knowledge of fundraising and best practices
• Experience with budget preparation and managing record keeping and fulfillment
• Must have a proactive, energetic, engaging personality with the ability to communicate (verbal and written) with all levels throughout the organization
• Possess the ability to lead, train, motivate, manage and inspire cross functional teams to their peak performance
• Minimum undergraduate university degree
• Bilingual Spanish, a plus


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Communications Director

Marketing & Communications · New York, New York

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SCOPE
The Communications Director is the department head and will lead the communications and public relations strategy for The Paley Center for Media. They have a passion for storytelling focused on enhancing and building brand reputations with both external and internal stakeholders. The Director will continue to drive the reputation for the Paley Center for Media as the leader and innovator in the media industry and creates public awareness that engages audiences. The Director will primarily be responsible for defining and driving multi-channel communications strategies at the highest value that will generate brand awareness, audience development, donor support and membership, as well as, drive sponsorship opportunities for Paley’s industry, public and educational programming initiatives. The Communications Director will be responsible for successfully creating overall visibility and industry buzz for Paley’s high profile initiatives including all public and industry program events, Media Council and Membership events, galas, special events, and exhibits. This individual will be highly proficient at analyzing data, identifying trends and making media strategy recommendations.  They will also have oversight of internal communications to ensure optimal company-wide dissemination of materials. Must be bilingual and be fluent in Spanish (speaking, reading and writing).

 In addition, the Communications Director will leverage all Paley’s media assets to create and execute communications campaigns designed to:
• Build awareness of the Paley brand and all Paley programs (virtual and live events, festivals, exhibits, galas, screenings, summit, education, television specials), and sponsorships and activations to generate solid sponsor ROI
• Drive digital viewership, ticket sales to Paley live events, and tune-in for Paley’s televised specials
• Drive membership across all relevant areas and expand the Paley community
• Enhance visitor traffic to public exhibitions at the Paley Centers in New York and Los Angeles.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Develop and drive a multi-channel communications strategy and messaging through all media outlets including top-tier and niche traditional and social media outlets
• Maximize digital exposure with PR optimization on social media and track engagement to make data-driven decisions and syndicate social media content to amplify coverage. Lead enterprise media monitoring, distill data sets to identify trends in the industry and new audiences
• Drive awareness of sponsor programs and initiatives by leveraging all Paley media assets
• Evaluate existing and build new key media relationships in entertainment, cultural and industry press that generates awareness and interest through proactive outreach
• Create and disseminate Paley’s corporate communication information as required including new trustee and staff announcements, new initiatives and funding projects that garner continued interest in donor, membership, and public support
• Build an internal communication strategy including standardizing internal communication and processes for consistency and efficiency, and providing opportunities to cultivate and support employee engagement and awareness
• Create media and marketing materials such as, press releases and fact sheets, content creation, and website content, as well as communication via social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Yahoo, etc.)
• Manage all incoming media requests, take action and follow-through on all relevant issues
• Coordinate with outside creative agencies on development of campaigns and securing PSAs.
• Manage PR Agencies (in NY and LA) to ensure all communications for Paley events and initiatives are strategically planned and executed and that press/media coverage directly benefits Paley as well as the subject of interest
• Direct and manage press and logistics for all Paley events including red carpet, shot lists and photo opportunities
• Monitor industry news to inform the executive team of key trending stories and current events affecting and related to the media industry
• Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by organization and sector, and work with Management to recognize internal and external communication opportunities and solutions to address them
• Assist senior management with external communications, speech writing and lectures
• Promote Paley executives as industry and curatorial experts for media opportunities.

 

PALEY CULTURE

Our successful employees meet the following criteria:
• Highly organized with proven ability to meet deadlines and budgets.
• Outstanding leadership skills and ability to lead cross functional teams.
• Ability to take ownership of all tasks and manage simultaneously.
• Outstanding verbal communication and superior business writing skills.
• Positive and professional demeanor with excellent interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills.
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
• Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving and research skills.


REQUIREMENTS

• Strategic insight of all variables (internal and external) that support Paley’s continued leadership position as the media industry’s preeminent nonprofit organization
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills Including thorough research ability, influencing skills, and knowledge how to use various media outlets and social media platforms to reach different demographic groups with consistent messaging
• Proven relationships with the press and key media outlets
• Proven capacity to multi-task in fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment with tight deadlines
• Impeccable professional demeanor while working with all constituents and stakeholders
• Excellent judgment and ability to stay composed in high pressure situations
• Extensive experience with social media platforms and social media marketing including search engine marketing, Google Analytics, Google Ad Words
• Highly proficient with data analytics, media analysis and monitoring tools required
• Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communication technologies
• Ability to work events including nights and weekends and travel as needed
• Bachelor’s degree in communications or relevant field with a minimum of 8 years of progressively more responsible experience in communications or media relations at a PR agency or in-house Corporate Communications department
 Fluency in Spanish required

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