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Technology Curator

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Technology Curator is responsible for selecting and working with all technology-related speakers at TED events. In addition, the Technology Curator is up-to-date on current (and coming) tech-related issues, ideas and people from around the world. The Technology Curator oversees attempts to improve the quality of tech-related content on all TED products, including but not limited to TED.com, TEDx, TED Institutes, TED Fellows, TED Residents, TEDEd, Ideas, social, newsletters, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS

  • Technology-related degree, ideally masters or above

  • Possess 8-10 years of technology-related experience, either working in technology or covering technology at a reputable publication

  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills

  • Possess incredible contacts within the technology world, from the newest, most “out-there” startup to serial tech-world entrepreneurs, all working on the world’s most interesting challenges and discoveries

  • Must be curious, creative, collaborative, and personable

  •   Must be a quick study to cover all of technology; know what matters now and next in technology

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and pitch technology-related speakers for all TED events 

  • Work with speakers to cover the most interesting technology ideas as well as coach them to develop, improve and craft their talks and distill important ideas into accessible content

  • Act a point of direct contact with TED’s technology speakers to make sure TED continues to support the work of its extensive speaker network

  • Work with the Format Development team on new product developments and help to nurture a technology-related community on social media, as appropriate

  • Oversee quality control of technology-related talks on TED.com and beyond

  • Help write headlines and blurbs for technology-related speakers and collaborate with the Editorial team to support the timely publication of talks on TED.com

  • Work with the Partnerships team to develop themes for partner-related events, including but not limited to the TED Institute, TED Salons, and TED Sessions

  • Work with the TEDx team to improve the pipeline of technology-related talks

  • Help vet TED Fellows and TED Residents as well as help with their talks as appropriate

  • Host salons, sessions, and other TED-related events

  • Act as an ambassador to the technology community for TED

  • Other duties and special projects as may be assigned from time to time

  • Willingness to contribute however possible to ensure overall effectiveness of position

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