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, 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, 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.

Scope:

The Paley Center for Media is looking for a well-rounded production artist to work closely with the Creative Services Production Director in a fast-paced environment, to execute designs from the Design & Creative team for print materials, gallery-related signage, and digital assets of all kinds (screen slates, evites, social art, website features and ads, ppt presentations, and more).

This is a freelance position. The hours are based on the needs of the business.

The work must be onsite during business hours, no computer equipment necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • The production of translating one design across various pieces for both digital and print.
  • Typeset multiple rounds of changes with accuracy.
  • Re-size logos and digital ads.
  • File and print pre-production of all kinds, especially important for print ads and large-scale printing.
  • Pre-flight, collect or output, and deliver press-ready files to various printers and vendors, following up on technical details where necessary.
  • Maintain up-to-date specs and delivery details for vendors and partners.
  • Occasionally help in preparing web content for the company’s website.

Skill Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge of all industry standard software (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), layout and typesetting, file manipulation, scanning and light image retouching, package assets for release to printers or media partners.
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with both the creative team and the printers.
  • Hands-on knowledge of prepress for offset and digital output essential.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint necessary.
  • Experience with outdoor and display/gallery-grade signage strongly preferred.
  • Font knowledge, color theory understanding, and Web skills (Dreamweaver, Flash) are a plus.
  • Good organization and people skills as well as high attention to detail a must.
  • Interest in media and arts preferred.

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.

Application:

Please send resume, cover letter, link to portfolio, and salary requirements to: HumanResources@paleycenter.org. Please write “PAF-LI” in the subject line.

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