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Creative Account Manager


The Creative Account Manager serves as a primary contact point with a range of partners to produce cross-platform programs across TED’s ecosystem.

The position will serve as a generalist working across all the Creative Services platforms to reflect the needs of the business both short term and long term. The Creative Services team is client-services oriented and serves as a trusted liaison between senior leadership, developmental sales associates, client needs and TED’s mission. As a member of the team, the manager will be an integral part of forging close connections to partners over a range of different programming–from conferences and custom events to custom content, digital, social, media, and ideation to execution. This position needs to be able to maintain a thoughtful balance of needs/wants of the brand partner while maintaining the brand integrity of TED and managing challenges therein.


  • Leverage knowledge and skill set to develop and execute integrated programming - both proactively and initiated by the Creative Services and Development teams
  • Work cross-functionally and interdepartmentally across the entire TED organization
  • Serve as project manager and support on planning and producing partner programming, inclusive of custom events, activations at TED custom events, custom content, social and digital
  • Ensure a smooth transition from pitching, planning, production and post-event phases of partner programming and solution-oriented problem solver throughout
  • Work with custom studios team to project manage custom content executions that may be extensions of event activations (I.E., videos, insights pieces, social media products, and other misc. formats, as needed)
  • Serve as a brand steward ensuring all event, sales and marketing materials are on-brand, including external positioning of TED Partnerships and TED
  • Create strategic program recaps focusing on showing ROI for Partner’s investment and work with sales lead on refinement of messaging facilitate the renewal of business
  • In addition to the role’s defined responsibilities, it will include cross-training across the entire creative services team on a variety of additional tasks to ensure the business needs are met


  • 5-7 years of professional experience, ideally working at a media company or agency specializing in events and/or digital activations and experience in working with Fortune 500 companies.
  • BA/BS College degree
  • Strong understanding of how to translate the long-term business objectives of partners into solutions provided by TED
  • Strong computer applications skills (Salesforce, Microsoft Suite, Keynote, G Suite, Slack)
  • Availability for travel (domestic and/or International), as needed


  • Dynamic team building, leadership, and public speaking skills required
  • Ability to influence stakeholders and drive resolution through solutions-based approaches
  • Acumen in persuading and supporting leadership, cross-functional teams, and people who aren't direct reports
  • Superior project management and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects
  • and tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical, strategic, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable with high-level executives and senior management 

About TED: TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. TED also supports additional initiatives that further the mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading” including TEDx, TED-Ed, TED Fellows, TED Prize, TED Books, TED Residency, TED en Español and The Audacious Project. About†TED†Partnerships∫†The TED Partnerships team is responsible for developing and executing strategic partnerships that fund operations to further TED’s non-profit mission. We leverage our custom events, digital platforms, and renowned format to create unique and mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations around the world.

About TED Partnerships: The TED Partnerships team is responsible for developing and executing strategic partnerships that fund operations to further TED’s non-profit mission. We leverage our custom events, digital platforms, and renowned format to create unique and mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations around the world.

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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