About the role:
TED-Ed and TED Curation are looking for a researcher to help fact check their content as well as some project management around fact-checking. This position’s primary focus will be working through talks, scripts, and lessons to evaluate their facts and figures (statistics, references to specific studies, qualitative descriptions, etc.), names (accuracy of reference, spelling), quotes, and any other specific references that would normally be footnoted in academic texts. Our researchers and fact checkers are here to trace the facts back to the “source.” Sometimes this means they have to go through the data sets, review the initial experiment, or reach out to the speaker or educator in question to ask about their sourcing and conclusions. TED is looking for candidates who like to know where the facts begin -- sticklers for detail who find deep joy and pride in accurate research and detail vetting. This position reports to TED Curation team’s Speaker Development Director. The role will be a contractor position for between 25 and 30 hours per week and can be remote.
Strong research skills and subject area strengths are required, with previous research assistantships and/or substantial research projects preferred. Priority will be given to candidates with life science backgrounds, though special consideration will also be given towards applicants with social science and humanities backgrounds.
Responsibilities for this role include:
Preferred, but not required:
Write a cover letter about the most interesting research challenge you’ve ever experienced. Feel free to include links to anything interesting about you online. Show us that you are bright, perceptive, and insightful.
Note that due to the high volume of applications, only considered candidates will be notified for next steps.