Director, Industry Programming

Industry Programming · New York, New York
Department Industry Programming
Employment Type Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor


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

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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.


  • 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 skills.
  •  This is a hybrid role that requires working in NYC Office at least three times per week.




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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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Industry Programming
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time (Non-Exempt)
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor