Director Public Programming - New York , New York, United States, 10019


The Director, Public Programming partners with the SVP Programming to develop, book and execute the annual New York public programming calendar. The Director identifies, invites, and secures talent for PaleyFest NY, PaleyLive Series, Paley Impact, the annual Paley Honors (dinner and luncheon), exhibits (PaleyGX, Paleyland - among others), screenings (such as Fall TV Previews), TV specials, Corporate events, Family programs, Patron Circle and President Circle events, partner related programming and works on any other events, as needed. Must have a proven track record of securing talent and producing significant and note-worthy programming in entertainment, sports, gaming, music, advertising, news and digital media to reflect a relevant annual public programming calendar. Should have knowledge of pop culture trends and a strong network of contacts which include actors, celebrities, musicians, athletes, political pundits, journalists, talent management, creative visionaries as well as relationships with television networks, studios and digital media companies.

We seek an entrepreneurial, results-driven, highly organized professional with strong writing and communications skills who is able to work well collaboratively and independently.


• Create new ways to present Public programs, raise awareness and solidify opportunities to remain germane to the public and the industry.

• Book and produce unique and influential programs that celebrate the most noteworthy shows on television. Help deliver events that offer a peek behind the creative process and educates audiences, which can include how series are born, characters are developed and how storylines can start a conversation and have a positive cultural impact.

• Book talent to participate in Paley public programs including PaleyLive Series, PaleyFest, Paley Impact, Paley Honors, PaleyGX, PaleyLand and other exhibit launches, screenings, Patron and President Circle events, plus other special events and shows.

• Secure programming lineups 6 months in advance. Secure exhibits and screenings one year in advance.

• Work in collaboration across departments to ensure successful production of our programs, which includes all details pre, during and post- event.

• Draft correspondence, pitch letters, invitations, proposals, thank you letters, etc.

• Create and maintain booking status documents.

• Research background information utilizing various sources, to collect all elements required for developing programs.

• Facilitate coordination of the program or festival through being a point of contact for communication internally within the Paley Center and externally with networks, studios, and talent representatives.

• Serve as a point of contact to the sponsorship and development liaisons for sponsorship and patron events.

• Book exhibits in NY and act as project manager for all elements in relation to NY exhibits.

• Help to develop appropriate audiences to sell tickets and increase memberships.

• Manage tickets sales and distribution.

• Responsible for raising allotted funds to meet programming budget.

• Participate in other projects as assigned.


• Bachelor's degree with at least 10+ years of experience in entertainment programming. Must have combined experience of producing live events (award shows, variety shows) and talent booking, securing high profile talent for entertainment, sport and media programs and other special events on time and within budget

• In depth knowledge, passion and appreciation of television, pop culture, sports and the media industry

• Must have a current network of relevant, top talent which include actors, celebrities, political figures, showrunners, talent management, creative visionaries and executives within the media, entertainment, film, news, gaming, sports industries, current affairs and politics

• Engaging personality with outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to break through gate-keepers and influence decision makers, including executives and talent, publicists and talent agents, networks and studios

• Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to thrive in fast-paced environment

• Extreme attention to detail with the ability to handle multiple tasks

• Excellent time management skills with ability to prioritize and change direction under shifting situation.

• A strong professional drive, sales/marketing mindset, and entrepreneurial spirit

• Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

• Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays, as needed

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.


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