Directors of Public Programming

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

 

Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African American, Hispanic, LGBT, Women’s and Music collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media.

 

Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape.

 

Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

 

Scope

 

Directors of Public Programming coordinates and ensures the successful implementation of Public Programs working interchangeably on either Exhibits or Festivals that will continue to elevate and position The Paley Center for Media. The Director of Public Programming shapes, books, confirms, implements, and facilitates the financial success of exhibits/experiences and festivals, as assigned, including,

 

The Directors of Public Programming will work on strategy and the book, produce, and project manages to elevate, position, and raise awareness and draw press coverage for the vital role of The Paley Center for Media. In addition, Public Programming Directors shape, frame, book, confirm, implement as well as facilitates the financial success of a. Public Program Directors ideate, identify, book, and confirm a variety of festivals, exhibits, and membership events that include top-tier celebrities, authors, politicians, tech gurus, etc. to drive membership and enhancing viewership.

 

Public Programming Directors will assist in delivering 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 calendar of programs
  • Book major shows and A-list talent for corresponding Corporate, President Circle, Patron, and General Membership programs and activities.
  • When assigned, produce aspects exhibits (including programs and spotlights) that need to be coordinated with a network or studio.
  • Produce and coordinate partner entertainment exhibits that need coordination with a network and/or studio.
  • Develop, plan, book, and implement family programming as well as podcasts.
  • Secure programming lineups six months in advance.
  • Draft remarks, correspondence, pitch letters, invitations, proposals, thank you letters, etc.
  • Create and maintain booking status documents.
  • Across all departments, coordinate resources to ensure successful production of our exhibits and programs, including all pre, during, and post-event details.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate all prep calls for moderators and participants.
  • Help to develop appropriate audiences to sell tickets and increase memberships.
  • Assist in raising specified allotted funds to meet the programming budget.
  • Obtain all necessary internal approvals to book events 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.
  • Facilitate coordination of a program, exhibit or festival through being a point of contact for communication internally within the Paley Center and externally with networks, studios, and talent representatives.
  • 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 RSVPs, track tickets sales and distribution, and partner obligations, as well as revenue goals, are met.
  • 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.

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