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This position is responsible for fact-checking talks from various TED conferences and the management of TED’s post-production fact check needs. This person will work closely with the fact check team to come up with a post-production process at the level of the curation team’s research standards and handle all related day-to-day tasks. This position’s primary project focus will be post-conference fact checks, which involves checking names (accuracy of reference, spelling, appropriate credits), facts and figures (statistics, references to specific studies, qualitative descriptions, etc.), quotes, appropriate credit to research conducted by others, timeliness and accuracy of the research, and any other specific references that would normally be footnoted in academic texts. They will also be in charge of initiatives designed to maintain and update the research work behind posted talks. This position reports to the speaker development director. The role will be a contractor position at 40 hours per week based in our New York City office.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Conduct post-production research for talks from a variety of conferences before they are posted to TED’s online platforms and make final decisions regarding footnotes and video edits.
  • Manage post-conference workflow during mainstage conferences, with additional project management for some smaller events. This involves working closely with the media and editorial teams.
  • Improve and iterate upon old strategies to develop a better workflow for all post-production research processes.
  • Document post-production hours on a monthly basis as part of budget disbursement.
  • Manage and possibly onboard a few freelance fact checkers who will support with post-production research.
  • Maintain post-production documents and resources for freelance fact-checkers.
  • Work with the curation team to map out strategies for reviewing older/outdated content.
  • Assist with research help requests from other departments when required.
  • Other fact-checking research projects when possible.

The requirements:

  • You must be able to work in our downtown Manhattan offices 40 hours per week.
  • You must know how to use a Mac.
  • You should be able to demonstrate Google Document virtuosity and Microsoft Office proficiency.
  • You should have at least two years of postgraduate research and/or fact-checking experience.
  • You must have some experience with project/people management within a research setting.
  • You must have an interest or background in life sciences research.

How you should apply:

Please provide a resume (no cover letter is necessary).

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only considered candidates will be notified for next steps. 

TED Conferences LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite all qualified candidates to apply online with their resume.

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