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Senior Creative Account Manager

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

This position is client-services oriented, serving as a trusted liaison between senior leadership, developmental sales associates, client needs and TED’s mission–creating a joint task force that forges close connections to partners over a range of different programming–from conferences and custom events to custom content and media, from ideation through execution. 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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Product specialization:

  • Leverage unique knowledge and skill set to develop integrated programming - both proactively and initiated by development team - including the development of sales tools/marketing materials to support the effort
  • Drive leads and mass adoption through a consultative approach with developmental sales associates
  • Work cross-functionally and inter-departmentally to streamline and ensure product is aligned with larger team strategy

Creative development + proposals:

  • Act as a resource for available partner opportunities, maintaining an inventory of ideas and programs and ensuring non-compete
  • Collaborate with sales leads to create customized proposals and programs for qualified clients who have expressed significant interest in engaging with TED--joining the iterative process to close deals
  • Ensure a smooth transition from pitch to production phases of partner programming

Project management + execution:

  • Produce partner programming, inclusive of custom events, activations at TED flagship conferences (TED, TEDWomen, TEDSummit, TEDGlobal.), custom content, and digital
  • Coordinate across internal TED teams, yet remain the main point of contact for the partner
  • Generate program recap and work with sales lead on refinement to renew business

Content, social media + digital strategy:

  • Create a comprehensive strategy for the Partnership’s social media efforts that complement the broader TED social strategy/activities including - evaluating the current Partnership social offerings, establish guidelines/best practices share insights on how opportunities may be adapted for TED and partners, working with internal stakeholders (development team, digital strategy, social editorial team, creative director). Instrumental role in launching LinkedIn Business page and the year-long content strategy.
  • Develop expertise for media proposals and creative executions

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5-6 years of professional experience, ideally working at a media company or agency specializing in events and/or digital activations
  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE SERVICES TEAM, TED PARTNERSHIPS

Housed within the larger TED Partnerships team, the Creative Services team is a small group of hard-working and collaborative high-achievers who come with a diverse range of interests, backgrounds and skills. Together, we ensure that the revenue-driving sales arm of TED has the concepts and materials needed to build interesting, strategic partnerships. We then support the creation and production of these programs. TED’s mission of ‘ideas worth spreading’ serves as our ideation guidepost and we take pride in furthering the work of a globally renowned non-profit entity that’s making an impact.

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