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

VP, Human Resources
Curator
Senior Director, Education
Communications Director
Senior Talent Booker

  


 

VP

Human Resources · New York, New York

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Scope

The Paley Center for Media seeks a VP, Human Resources who will provide executive-level leadership and management to the Paley Center’s HR operations. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer & EVP Operations, this individual plays a key role in continuing, developing, and implementing strategies that advance Paley’s efforts to be a high-performance organization that is fueled by a skilled, engaged, and diverse workforce, and a vibrant and inclusive culture. The VP, Human Resources will oversee the development and implementation of HR strategies and functions that support Paley’s mission, culture, and values.

The VP, Human Resources is responsible for the day-to-day HR activities of the organization, including employee relations, employee engagement, recruiting, compliance, benefits, performance management, and people reporting strategies. They will work collaboratively with the rest of the team to ensure a culture that promotes a high-level of employee experience and engagement through the effective delivery of all HR services.

 

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

  • Identify best practices and implement a scalable, cohesive HR strategy and infrastructure
  • Design and embed Paley’s policies around its stated values with a focus on employee engagement & retention, learning & development, benefits planning & administration and employee satisfaction and compliance matters
  • Partner with the Executive Team to review strategy and make recommendations for best practices to attract and retain the high-quality talent 
  • Manage Talent Acquisition to find, recommend and hire the best candidates in the marketplace
  • Engage staff on employee relations matters, cultural initiatives and day-to-day process development and improvement to provide a work environment free from bias and conducive to success
  • Serve as an effective business partner to all department heads which includes assisting managers with communication and coaching with respect to performance management, team development and employee relations
  • Review and develop benefit options including; retirement/403b, time off policies, parental leave plans, wellness and reward programs that are competitive, comprehensive and well-utilized
  • Provide guidance on complex employee relations issues and partner with Paley’s employment counsel when necessary
  • Ensure Paley’s policies and procedures are compliant with all employment laws and regulatory requirements, analyzing and proposing measures to mitigate key risks, working with Paley’s employment counsel when necessary
  • Partner with Finance on managing manpower planning and associated compensation to budget
  • Well-versed in industry news and trends, with the ability to translate these into opportunities and strategies to meet emerging needs, maintain compliance, and mitigate risk
  • Participate in other projects as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of 10+ years of work experience in impactful HR roles including leadership of the function
  • Experience in successfully operating in a matrixed organization with integrated relationships and providing HR consultation to senior leadership
  • Proven ability to successfully build, lead and develop teams
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation and regulations in the US
  • Effective with data-driven analysis and reporting
  • Ability to make critical decisions that serve the best interests of the organization and reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties
  • Experience with HRIS and ATS systems. Knowledge of ADP Workforce Now a plus.
  • BA in Human Resources or allied field required. MBA and/or SPHR a plus.


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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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Senior Director

Education · New York, New York

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Scope

The Paley Center for Media seeks a Senior Director of Education to develop, spearhead and implement an inspired and innovative educational strategy to position the organization as a leader in media and digital literacy. The Senior Director, Education will be responsible for the vision, design and execution of a 21st century learning curriculum and will build upon the Paley Center's media literacy foundation and the importance of diverse portrayals on television and television's powerful shaping influence in breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes and educating audiences and increase its digital literacy programs with a focus on STEM/STEAM, coding, gaming, virtual reality and other immersive media. Reporting to the Chief Programming Officer & EVP, the Senior Director, Education will deliver engaging educational experiences (including virtual and in-person classes, teacher workshops, career readiness programs, summer camps, internships and special initiatives, among others) that is dedicated to teaching the most current digital and media literacy technologies virtually and in-person, that augment current classroom curriculum and that include relevant offerings with new emerging education technologies with a slate of digital offerings and that target participants in multiple categories: grammar school, junior high/high school, college, entering the workforce and participants already in the workforce.

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

Will participate in other projects as assigned.

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

 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Paley Center's Education department and annual calendar including supervising staff, cultivating a robust roster of offerings and managing all programs and operations
  • Lead curriculum development and interpretative methodologies including the review of new and existing lesson plans, workshops, internships, etc. to ensure department meets institutional objectives and advances media and digital learning across the country
  • Research and develop media literacy and digital learning curriculum to support classroom learning and to provide engaging professional development workshops, symposiums and internships, after school programs, distance learning, weekend programs and virtual summer camps
  • Write, create, and prepare lesson plans for each class and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Teach and inspire target audiences to explore relevant subject matter that includes diverse portrayals on television as well as STEM, coding, gaming, virtual reality and other immersive media
  • Oversee all internship and career readiness programs
  • Be the specialist, developing and implementing best practices for the media literacy and digital learning strategy and identifying new educational opportunities to engage participants
  • Conduct research and be an expert in digital learning technologies, recommending and utilizing new platforms and supplies needed to ensure successful implementation of education programs
  • Identify, develop, expand and foster collaborative relationships with educational partners, funders and Departments of Education
  • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure cross-functional communication, promotion of programs and achievement of project goals
  • Actively participate in development of and implementation of educational grant projects from foundations, corporations, and/or individuals.
  • Supervise the project management, administration and logistical details for all aspects of the education program including the structure, day to day function, procedures, evaluations, materials and policies
  • Prepare, monitor and meet budgets
  • Participate in other projects as assigned

 

Requirements

  • Possesses a minimum of 10+years of teaching experience in both traditional and virtual teaching environments and in serving a diverse constituency
  • Expertise in media literacy and digital learning with knowledge of current education methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge in computer software, video game platforms and has prior experience in the development of a STEM-based curriculum
  • Proficiency with computer software (e.g. Scratch, Minecraft and Python)
  • Expert knowledge of various video game platforms -X Box, Nintendo, PlayStation and PC based systems
  • Proven knowledge of New York and Los Angeles public and private school programs and state and federal Common Core Standards for K-12; experience teaching at the college level
  • Strong awareness of media landscape
  • Strong ability to manage time effectively and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Creative and flexible self-starter able to work as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills
  • A strong professional drive and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Master's Degree in Education
  • Bilingual Spanish (reading, speaking and writing), required


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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.

 

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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Senior Talent Booker
Public Programming · New York, New York

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Scope

The Senior Talent Booker is responsible for identifying, inviting, and securing talent for all Paley Programming, which includes A-list premieres and star-studded events, panel discussions, business summits, exclusive screenings, unique exhibitions and experiences. The Senior Talent Booker will have a proven track record of securing talent and producing significant and note-worthy programming within entertainment, industry, sports, gaming and interactive entertainment, music, advertising, news and digital media to reflect a relevant annual programming calendar. They will also closely follow pop culture trends and news, have a strong network of contacts including actors, celebrities, musicians, athletes, political pundits, journalists, talent management and creative visionaries. The Senior Talent Booker will utilize key relationships with television networks, studios and digital media companies to book talent and events for PaleyFest NY, PaleyFrontRow, PaleyLive Series, Paley Impact, the annual Paley Honors (dinner and luncheon), experiences, PaleyGX, and Paleyland – among others), Festivals (PaleyFest LA and NY, PaleyFest Fall TV Previews) TV specials, Corporate events, Family programs, Patron Circle and President Circle events, and partner related programming. The Senior Talent Booker will also has the industry knowledge to present relevant and thought-provoking programming that attracts and secures relevant speakers for Industry Programs such as Paley Dialogues, Next Big Thing Series, The Paley International Council Summit and various independent programs. The Senior Talent Booker will work on any other events and participate in other projects as assigned.

Responsibilities
  • Procure talent – research, invite and secure the highest-level speakers/panelists and moderators who will draw press coverage, increase online views and engagement as well as ticket sales for events.
  • Book and produce unique and influential programs that celebrate the biggest, best and most critically acclaimed shows on television, as well as athletes, musicians, politicians, thought leaders, journalists, gamers, influencers and other notable media and cultural figures.
  • Book and produce programming that reveals the creative process of beloved TV and streaming programs, milestones in history and culture and the personalities that drive the media world.
  • Book talent to participate in all Paley programs including Paley Honors, experiences, events, screenings, game drops, watch parties and other events across entertainment, music, sports, gaming and interactive entertainment and other verticals.
  • Ensure the relevance and prestige of Paley events by remaining informed of media and entertainment news, premieres, releases, awards shows / nominations, journalism, politics, tech and other milestones that drive audience interest
  • Develop strategy with the SVP of Programming and maintain a rigorous timeline of upcoming and future event dates and deadlines to ensure that invitations are approved by the Chief Programming Officer, and sent at least 9 months in advance in order to secure bookings six months in advance and establish a bi-annual calendar of events.
  • Maintain a database of publicists, managers, agents and other representatives across all categories of media and regularly communicate with them to discover their goals and future plans so that our programming is aligned accordingly.
  • Maintain a booking tracker that documents all invitations, follow ups, deadlines and contacts to ensure a well-organized and professional booking process.
  • Clearly and professionally establish invitation timelines with publicists, managers, network and studio representatives etc. to ensure that Paley Center invitations are responded to quickly, and confirmations or declines are known in a timely fashion allowing for alternative booking strategies to be implemented.
  • Draft and proof correspondence, pitch letters, invitations, proposals, thank you letters, etc.
  • Research background information utilizing various sources, to collect all elements required for developing programs.
  • Handle other projects as assigned.

Requirements

  • We seek an entrepreneurial individual with a network of contacts within media and entertainment, who is deadline-oriented, results-driven and highly organized with excellent writing and communications.
  • 10+ years of programming experience securing high profile talent for industry, entertainment, sports and media programs and other special events on time and within budget
  • In depth knowledge and appreciation of television, pop culture, sports and the media industry
  • Must have a current network of relevant, top talent which include C-suite executives, actors, celebrities, political figures, showrunners, talent management, creative visionaries and executives within the media, entertainment, film, news, gaming and sports industries
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to break through gate-keepers and influence decision makers, including executives and talent, publicists and talent agents
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to thrive in fast-paced environment
  • A strong professional drive, sales/marketing mindset, and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bilingual in Spanish, a plus

 

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