Director, Industry Programming – Paley Center for Media – New York, NY
Company: Paley Center for Media
Location: New York, NY
Paley Center for Media
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, renowned programming archive, 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem solving skills.
Ability to maintain poised under pressure.
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.
Interested candidates may apply to: [email protected]