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


Manager, Education Programs
Director of Public Programming and Exhibits
Director of Public Programming and Festivals
Administrative Assistant – Executive Floor
Administrative Assistant – Programming (Temporary)
Mid-Level IT Support Technician
Director, Corporate Partnerships
Director, Memberships, Industry Programs
Curator
Director, Industry Programs

  


  

Manager, Education Programs

Education · New York, New York

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Scope

The Paley Center for Media’s education department conducts several major initiatives: classes on media history and digital literacy, professional development for teachers, internship programs for high school and college students, family programs, and career readiness workshops for those interested in careers in the media. The Manager, Education Programs position will work closely with the Director on all of these initiatives and will assist in curriculum development, manage communications and logistics, act as the primary contact for specific partnerships and oversee the internal evaluation of programs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Teaches classes for schools, community groups and professional development for teachers, in-person, virtually and via video conferencing

  •  Manages day to day logistics of class programs: reservations, scheduling, tracking statistics and payments

  • Manages calendar, bookings, and communication for Peter Roth Internship Program (Spring)

  • Oversees and teaches Teen Transmitters internship for High School Students (Summer)

  • Aids in curriculum development for new class and professional development offerings

  • Develops and manages family program and initiatives

  • Maintains specific partnerships with outside organizations to aid in networking and career events

  • Manages internal evaluation of education programs

    

Core Competencies

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.
  • Participates in other projects as needed

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, English, History, Art History, Communications, Film/TV, or related field. Master's Degree preferred

  • 3-5 years' experience as a museum educator, teaching artist, or classroom teacher

  • Experience developing curriculum

  • Experience with production of digital media (e.g. film, podcasting, gaming, audio and digital editing)

  • Interest in popular culture, television history and American History

  • Familiarity with New York City's public and private school systems, New York Next Generation ELA Standards, Blueprint for the Arts, and Common Core Standards

  • Ability to manage time effectively and handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings

  • Organized, creative, and flexible self-starter able to work as part of a team as well as independently

  • Excellent communication skills


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Director of Public Programming and Exhibits

Public Programming · New York, New York
Reports to: SVP, Programming

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Scope

The Director of Public Programming & Exhibits coordinates and ensures the successful implementation of Public Programs & Exhibits that will continue to elevate and position The Paley Center for Media. The Director of Public Programming & Exhibits shapes, books, confirms, implements, and facilitates the financial success of exhibits/experiences including, but not limited to, those for A Salute to Black Achievements in Television, A Salute to LGBTQ+ Pride Achievements in Television, and A Salute to Hispanic Achievements in Television, among others, as well as for partner exhibits. The Director of Public Programming & Exhibits will ideate, identify, book, and confirm PaleyImpact programs, Paley GX, Family programming, podcast events, and career readiness workshops as well as PaleyLives, PaleyFrontRows, and Membership events (corresponding Corporate, President’s Circle, Patron, General Members) that are focused on news, sports, music, streaming/audio, gaming, and interactive entertainment and social media, among other platforms.

The Director of Programming & Exhibits will work on strategy as well as the book, produce, and project manages PaleyImpact programs that explore how media influences attitudes, behaviors, and actions, as well as shapes public discourse on critical social and cultural issues. These programs will raise awareness for the vital role the Paley Center has in in presenting these impactful, timely, and relevant conversations. Additionally, the exhibits/experiences and other Paley programs will also draw press coverage for the institution as well as drive ticket sales, membership, viewership, and visitor traffic to the Paley Center

The Director of Public Programming & Exhibits will assist in delivering, but not limited to, a relevant programming agenda for the institution and will constantly monitor the progress of program plans and ensure that timelines, deliverables, and best practices are being adhered to and that programs meet a bi-annual calendar.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop, ideate, project-manage, book, and confirm an exciting, influential, and relevant exhibits and experiences including A Salute to Black Achievements in Television, A Salute to LGBTQ+ Pride Achievements in Television, and A Salute to Hispanic Achievements in Television as well as for partner exhibits.
  • Ideate, frame, project-manage, book, and confirm timely PaleyImpact programs with relevant thought leaders and other recognized authorities on specific issue-related subjects.
  • Book major shows and A-list talent to participate in PaleyLives and Paley Front Rows and career readiness workshops that are news, sports, gaming, and interactive entertainment, music, audio/streaming, and social media-based among other platforms. Book corresponding Corporate, President Circle, Patron, and General Membership programs and activities.
  • Produce, develop, book, and confirm PaleyGX events including hosting influencers, tournaments, and game previews before they hit the market.
  • Develop, plan, book, and implement family programming as well as podcasts.
  • Secure programming lineups 6 months in advance. 
  • Draft remarks, correspondence, pitch letters, invitations, proposals, thank you letters, etc.
  • Create and maintain booking status documents. 
  • Facilitate coordination of a program or exhibit through being a point of contact for communication internally within the Paley Center and externally with networks, studios, and talent representatives.
  • Coordinate across departments to ensure successful production of our exhibits and programs, which includes all details pre, during, and post-event.
  • Serve as a point of contact to the sponsorship and development liaisons for sponsorship as well as for membership events when appropriate.
  • Ensure the relevance and prestige of Paley events by remaining informed of media and news events and other milestones that are of social and critical importance.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with executives in the appropriate media sectors as well as managers, publicists, and talent and top journalists to secure as moderators. 
  • Manage all prep calls for moderators and participants.
  • Help to develop appropriate audiences to sell tickets and increase memberships.
  • Manage RSVP’s, track tickets sales and distribution for PaleyFest LA, PaleyFest Fall Previews, and PaleyFest NY as well as the PaleyLives and PaleyFrontRows in order to ensure that all sponsor and partner obligations, as well as revenue goals, are met.
  • Assist in raising specified allotted funds to meet the programming budget.
  • Obtain all necessary internal approvals to book events in order to coordinate schedules and internal calendars (Tech, CS, Development, etc.) and work with the Marketing and Communications/PR departments, particularly on timing of announcements, ticket sales, and publishing dates in order to maximize marketing and promotions.
  • Partner with the Marketing and Communications/PR departments to create content that will drive engagement and viewership to increase Paley’s social media followers /audience.
  • Participate in other projects as assigned.

 

Core Competencies

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 producing live productions within entertainment, sports, and other media
  • Experience producing exhibits or other special events, a plus
  • 3+ years of project and budget management experience, in a supervisory capacity
  • Knowledge of proper standards in the handling of museum collections
  • Knowledge of pertinent legal requirements, such as provided by OSHA and the ADA
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in Production, Media, or related field
  • Bilingual in Spanish, a plus
  • Completed covid vaccination


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Director of Public Programming and Festivals

Public Programming · New York, New York
Reports to: SVP, Programming with a dotted line to the VP

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Scope

The Director of Public Programming & Festivals coordinates and ensures the successful implementation of Public Programs & Festivals that will continue to elevate and position The Paley Center for Media. The Director of Public Programming & Festivals shapes, frames, books, confirms, implements as well as facilitates the financial success of PaleyFestLA, PaleyFest Fall TV Previews and PaleyFestNY. The Director of Public Programming & Festivals will ideate, identify, book and confirm PaleyLives, PaleyFrontRows, and membership events (corresponding Corporate, President’s Circle, Patron, General Members) as well as Exhibits (partner exhibits and spotlights for tentpoles) and career readiness workshops that are entertainment focused and that have a direct relationship with a network, studio or production company. The Director of Public Programming & Festivals will assist in producing the annual Paley Honors in LA and NY and the Paley Honors Luncheon in NY.

The Director of Public Programming & Festivals will work on strategy as well as book, produce and project manage festivals and programs that celebrate the most noteworthy talent and entertainment shows on television and deliver events that offer a peek behind the creative process and that educate audiences about how series are born, characters are developed and how storylines can have a positive cultural impact. These festivals and programs will drive ticket sales, membership, viewership and visitor traffic as well as raise awareness of the Paley Center.
The Director of Public Programming & Festivals will assist in delivering a relevant programming agenda for the institution and will constantly monitor progress of program plans and ensure that timelines, deliverables, and best practices are being adhered to and that programs meet a bi-annual calendar.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop, ideate, project-manage, book and confirm an exciting, influential and relevant calendar of programs for PaleyFest LA, PaleyFest Fall TV Previews and PaleyFest NY. Onsite oversight of PaleyFest programs when in-person in New York.
  • Book major shows and A-list talent to participate in PaleyLives and Paley Front Rows, career readiness workshops that are entertainment based and that have studio and network relationships. Book corresponding President Circle, Patron and General Membership programs and activities.
  • For exhibits, including but not limited to, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Pride Month, book corresponding PaleyLives and PaleyFront Row programs that are entertainment based. Produce aspects for these exhibits (including programs and spotlights) that need to be coordinated with a network and/or studio.
  • Produce and coordinate partner entertainment exhibits that need to be coordinated with a network and/or studio.
  • Assist with producing developing, booking, and confirming the annual Paley Honors in LA and NY and the Paley Honors Luncheon in NY. Work with a talent booker, write remarks and manage video components to ensure that an effective, compelling, and entertaining narrative is presented.
  • Secure programming lineups 6 months in advance.
  • Draft remarks, correspondence, pitch letters, invitations, proposals, thank you letters, etc.
  • Create and maintain booking status documents.
  • Assist in coordinating a program or festival through being a point of contact for communication internally within the Paley Center and externally with networks, studios, and talent representatives.
  • Coordinate across departments to ensure successful production of our programs, which includes all details pre, during and post- event.
  • Serve as a point of contact to the sponsorship and development liaisons for sponsorship as well as for membership events when appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the networks and studio executives, managers, publicists, and talent as well as top journalists to secure as moderators.
  • Coordinate all prep calls for moderators and participants.
  • Help to develop appropriate audiences to sell tickets and increase memberships.
  • Manage RSVP’s, track tickets sales and distribution for PaleyFest LA, PaleyFest Fall Previews and PaleyFest NY as well as the PaleyLives and PaleyFront Rows the VP of Programming & Festivals produces to ensure that all sponsor and partner obligations as well as revenue goals are met.
  • Assist in raising specified allotted funds to meet programming budget.
  • Obtain all necessary internal approvals to book events to coordinate schedules and internal calendars (Tech, CS, Development, etc.) and work the Marketing and Communications/PR departments, particularly on timing of announcements, ticket sales and publishing dates in order to maximize marketing and promotions.
  • Partner with the Marketing and Communications/PR departments to create content that will drive engagement and viewership to increase Paley’s social media followers /audience.
  • Participate in other projects as assigned.

 

Core Competencies

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 producing live productions within entertainment, sports and other media
  • Experience producing exhibits or other special events, a plus
  • 3+ years of project and budget management experience, in a supervisory capacity
  • Knowledge of proper standards in the handling of museum collections 
  • Knowledge of pertinent legal requirements, such as provided by OSHA and the ADA
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in Production, Media, or related field
  • Bilingual in Spanish, a plus
  • Fully vaccinated from covid 19


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Administrative Assistant – Executive Floor

Executive · New York, New York

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Scope

The Administrative Assistant is a hybrid role and reports directly to the VP, Facilities & Special Projects, while providing support to the Chief Financial Officer and the VP Business & Legal Affairs. He/she will be responsible for daily building related duties and special projects.

This person works closely with two executive assistants to provide the administrative support and back up necessary to support the executive team. This includes administrative responsibilities such as phone coverage, meeting and event calendars, expense reports, and research reports, plus support other departments, as needed.

The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, results-driven, highly organized individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Responsibilities

Executive Floor

  • Presents a professional demeanor and provide the highest level of service while maintaining the utmost level of discretion and confidentiality for internal and external matters, which includes interacting with VIP clients, guests, patrons and/or employees
  • Positively represents executives and the company at all times and follow organizational policies and procedures
  • Comprehensive phone coverage with appropriate routing, message taking and communication of the incoming calls to executives
  • Supports executives in preparation for meetings and conference calls as requested—to include meeting materials and other information as needed
  • Assists with Paley Center programs, Board meetings, and other events
  • Arranges travel for executives and guests
  • Completes monthly expense reports 
  • Researches, compiles information, and generates reports
  • Handles special projects and other administrative functions as assigned

Building Services

  • Enters vendor invoices into operation’s expense tracker to compare actual expense against budget
  • Coordinates information with maintenance and engineering regarding building operations
  • Assists in projects as assigned

 

Core Competencies

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

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 1 year of administrative experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks proficiently with very strong attention to detail and follow up
  • Excellent communication skills, written, and verbal
  • An independent thinker
  • A high energy team player who is proactive with great initiative
  • Ability to perform thorough research to compile information and generate reports
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Angus system, a plus
  • Interest in Facilities Management/Building Operations, a plus
  • Fluent in Spanish, a plus
  • Able to work flexible hours and overtime


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Administrative Assistant – Programming (Temporary)

Public Programming · New York, New York

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Scope

  • With minimum direction, the Executive Administrative Assistant (Temporary) handles all administrative duties for the Chief Programming Officer & EVP and lends support as needed to other assistants.

 

Responsibilities

  • Works on various administrative tasks and projects including drafting correspondence, memos, reports, and presentations; copyediting and proofing documents
  • Schedules and maintains calendar of appointments, meetings, and travel itineraries, anticipating changes and preparing meeting materials, charts, and other documents, as needed
  • Answers and screens telephone calls and greets visitors, with a high-level touch and professionalism, tactfully handling inquiries and referring to appropriate party, as needed
  • Acts as liaison between the Chief Programming Officer & EVP and her direct reports, as well as internal and external contacts
  • Disseminates information throughout the building for upcoming Programs
  • Coordinates all paperwork necessary for approval, such as attendance sheets, travel and expense reports, following up with department members as needed
  • Updates weekly documents, including agendas, status documents, Programs & Events documents and charts, databases, etc.
  • Assists with special projects or other duties as assigned

 

Requirements

  • At least one year of administrative experience in a fast paced environment
  • Professional demeanor, polished with the ability to keep information confidential 
  • Exceptional multi-tasking abilities with the ability to pivot quickly
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An independent thinker who is very detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • A team player who is proactive with great initiative
  • Ability to perform thorough research, compile information and generate reports
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and able to learn other programs quickly
  • Entrepreneurial spirit; excited about the future of media
  • Able to work flexible hours and overtime (nights, weekends and holidays, as needed)

 

Core Competencies

  • 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.


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Mid-Level IT Support Technician

Technical Operations · New York, New York

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Scope

Reporting to the Director of IT, this position is responsible for providing technical support to end-users on various software products, services, and issues. Proactively troubleshoot and communicate with staff users via remote access, telephone calls, in-person interactions, and email requests. The mid-level technician also monitors and performs preventative maintenance on workstations, servers, and network equipment. This team member will also participate in other projects as assigned.

The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, results-driven, extremely organized individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Core Competencies

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.

 

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and provide report alerts for network devices such as desktops, servers, routers, switches, and domain controllers.
  • Provide level II/III support for software, hardware, and networking-related support calls and assist with hardware and software testing and implementation.
  • Monitor backup and restores with CA Arcserve and QStar Backup Software.
  • Provide remote support for Paley Staff and Library computers using Remote Desktop Connection, Dameware, Jump Desktop, TeamViewer, and GoToMyPC.
  • Configure, support, and upgrade all NY office software and hardware, including desktops, servers, Macs, printers, iOS, and Android devices.
  • Create, configure, and manage user's mailboxes in MS Exchange 2013, Office 365, Sharepoint and provide Active Directory support/management for NY and LA offices.
  • Monitor spam repository and report false positives using GFI MailEssentials.
  • Provide support for desktop and web applications such as Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Frame IO, Teams, Zoom, Adobe Creative Cloud, Airtable.
  • Create and maintain IT instruction documents.
  • Provide support for on and off-site Paley Center events.

 

Requirements

  • 5-8 years of experience in level 2 desktop support
  • Active Directory account management
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent communication; verbal, written 
  • Highly organized, resourceful, creative, and attentive to detail
  • Exceptional computer skills, specifically MS Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Office 365, Teams, Zoom.
  • A+ Plus, Network +, MOS Certification preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university


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Director, Corporate Partnerships

Development · New York, New York

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Scope

The Paley Center seeks an experienced, technically savvy, and strategic development professional to secure sponsorships for all Paley programs and to build our corporate membership program. Programs include Festivals such as PaleyFest, the nation’s premiere television festival, which takes place each year in New York and Los Angeles, PaleyFest Fall TV Previews, PaleyLive series and other celebrity panel discussions, the annual Paley Honors experiences (galas and luncheon), Exhibits, Patron and President Circle and other member events, Industry programs such as PaleyDialogues, Next Big Thing Series, and the Paley International Council Summit, and PaleyImpact series that include our continued commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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.

 

Responsibilities

  • Research and identify companies to solicit for sponsorship of Paley Center events and programs
  • Communicate the Paley Center's mission and programs with enthusiasm and make compelling cases for support to attract and secure corporate funders/sponsors
  • Develop and create attractive sponsorship and marketing presentations and other new and innovative collateral for program support and corporate memberships in collaboration with Development, Creative Services, and Marketing staff
  • Secure and lead 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 to ensure the ongoing stewardship of corporate partners and ensure proper delivery on all promised benefits
  • Increase corporate membership, from the media and other industries, and ensure that existing members experience the value of membership and renew
  • Identify, create, and implement additional cultivation opportunities and events to increase involvement in our community 
  • Analyze industries and identify sponsorship trends
  • Continuously develop and maintain strong relationships with top brand decision makers and their respective advertising agencies
  • Handle execution and support other programs and projects as assigned by Paley executive team
  • Will participate in other projects as assigned

 

Core Competencies

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 8+ 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
  • Ability to develop strong peer level relationships and to maximize introductions
  • An understanding of event marketing and sponsorship sales and the activation process
  • Thorough understanding of media / advertising buys to communicate value of sponsorship vs. pure media as a marketing solution
  • Strategic thinker, action and goal-oriented, able to develop creative proposals that meet and exceed potential corporate partners’ needs
  •  Proactive, with a strong work ethic, a self-starter
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment 
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Bilingual in Spanish would be a plus
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours, including at donor and stewardship events, as needed.


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Curator

Public Programming · New York, New York

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Scope

Reporting to the SVP of Public Programming, the Curator supports the Paley Center’s ambitious programmatic calendar by developing events, series, festivals, exhibits and experiences among other initiatives that that are topical, culturally relevant, impactful and inclusive. Ideas should also drive viewership, awareness, visibility and visitor traffic. The Curator ensures that the interpretation of the programs reflect the media industry broadly defined and that the content furthers the Paley Center’s mission to showcase the importance and impact of media on our culture and society. The position curates the archive including the acquisition and preservation of programming for the collection.

 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and generate weekly reports on media trends in entertainment, tech, sports, gaming and interactive, politics, lifestyle and remain highly informed of trends and developments in the industry and in society.
  • Research, evaluate, identify and develop the most relevant topics/issues and propose the most appropriate participants (when needed) for all events including PaleyLive, PaleyFrontRow and Paley Impact events, screenings, partnerships exhibitions and experiences to showcase Paley’s collection, underscore annual programmatic goals and highlight the organization’s mission.
  • Plan and curate Paley Public Programs and other special events, which includes invitation strategy, conducting research, produce highlight tapes for events (PaleyLive, Paley Honors, etc.) which includes conducting research and selecting video clips, and organizing video edit scripts to effectively reflect the theme and subject
  • Facilitate conversations between the Paley Center and confirmed moderators/participants to prepare for events; this may include researching and preparing questions and writing outlines
  • Curate PaleyGX programs as well as other priority programming tracks including music, sports and others
  • Curate cultural exhibitions/experiences (including researching and writing copy, identifying photos, video clips, artifacts and working with programming and business and legal affairs to identify rights holders for clips to pursue clearance rights)
  • Write host remarks and program descriptions for programs, cultural celebrations, paleycenter.org, paley social media channels and other special events
  • Fact check all information for accuracy and ensure it is presented in a clear and insightful way
  • Analyze the current assets in the Paley collection, review proposed new contributions/donations, identify and procure sought after programs and utilize the archive to support our programming in events in unique and compelling ways
  • Propose ideas for outside collaborations including partner-supported exhibitions and 360 experiences at the Paley Center
  • Work with Development to research and develop pertinent concepts, write proposals and respond to RFPs from potential corporate sponsors, foundations and individual donors
  • Participate in other projects as assigned

 

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

  • 8+ years progressively responsible leadership and managerial experience of a content collection in a research library, archive, museum, or related setting
  • Subject area expertise in contemporary and historic television, radio, media, entertainment, technology, gaming and sports industries
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding public service and a track record of promoting archives or special collections
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the issues, both historic and current, trends and debates as well as the key players in media, entertainment, gaming/interactive entertainment and related industries
  • Experience arranging or cataloging collections and digitization
  • Experience interpreting collections for the public in exhibitions or programming
  • Ability to foster relationships with industry partners
  • Desire and ability to thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Very strong time management skills and exceptional computer skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish, a plus


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Director, Memberships, Industry Programs

Industry Programs · New York, New York

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Scope

The Director, Memberships, Industry Programs recruits, sells and manages Paley Media Council memberships in New York and Los Angeles and Paley International Council Memberships. This position is the primary liaison for all industry program members, responsible for audience development and industry programs, and serves as the internal point of contact for all events. The Paley Media Council and International Council are a by invitation only membership community for whom the Industry Programs group produces events. This position prospects and recruits qualified new members for our membership community to meet budgets.

The Director will also contribute to the operational planning, coordination and execution of all Paley Industry Programs including but not limited to the Next Big Thing, Paley Dialogues, and Paley International Council Summit.

The successful candidate has a high-energy, is results-driven and a highly organized individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Core Competencies

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.

 

Responsibilities

  • Create and manage yearly and monthly recruitment and sales strategy to meet annual membership revenue goals for the Media Council in New York and Los Angeles and the International Council
  • Identify and engage qualified new member prospects and develop deeper relationships with current members by sending appropriate correspondence, scheduling meet and greets and welcoming members and VIPs when they arrive to programs
  • On board new members which includes but is not limited to welcome letters, tax receipts, registration and member portfolios
  • Responsible for audience development for “invitation-only” Industry events, which includes research and prospect invites for Media Council events and annual International Council Summit
  • Work with Industry VP, Director and Creative Services to develop brochures, marketing materials, invitations, evites, thank you notes with photos, etc
  • Work with Social Media team on new strategies to enhance engagement and increase memberships
  • Manage database to ensure that all Industry Program members, prospects and event attendee details are entered properly and updated regularly
  • Collaborate with the appropriate departments to ensure high level execution including, but not limited to, décor, menu, event flow for guests, and all production elements
  • Coordinate with PR on approvals for press releases, Media Council event “shot list” member photos and media invitation list
  • Orchestrate all aspects of event production which includes face sheets, name badges, registration, to seat assignment for Media Council Members, Board of Trustees and Board of Governors
  • Coordinate and schedule staffing and work with Visitors Services, Security, and Maintenance departments to ensure smooth event execution
  • Coordinate with Technical and IT departments regarding all technical, live-stream, recording, audio and other needs
  • Assist the VP, Industry Programs by researching and recommending themes and speakers, keeping abreast of current industry trend and players
  • Create reports and facilitate lists as it pertains to the Industry Department
  • Hire and supervise caterer(s) and other outside vendors
  • Obtain appropriate NYC permits (e.g. liquor/special events, etc.) as needed
  • Maintain and manage inventory and operational equipment and elements for kitchen and pantries
  • Handle any special projects or tasks as assigned

 

Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years of experience membership sales with a network of contacts in the media industry (broadcast, cable, music, digital, tech, gaming, media agencies, brands, investors).
  • Proven track record to increase memberships and meet goals of $750K+
  • Strong understanding of event production and 5+ years of experience executing high profile events of all sizes
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and immediately respond to internal and external key stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Highly organized, resourceful, creative, and attentive to detail
  • Strong leadership presence with a positive demeanor
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Strong work ethic and self-starter
  • Extremely comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Highly proficient and technically savvy in MS Excel, Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, Constant Contact with the ability to learn new programs
  • Ability to work flexible hours for early morning and evening events (internally and externally)
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required


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Director, Industry Programming

Industry Programs · New York, New York
Reports to: VP, Industry Programming

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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

 

Core Competencies

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

  • 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


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