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Senior Podcast Producer


TED is looking for a Senior Podcast Producer to play a vital role in producing original podcasts for TED. The Senior Podcast Producer would be producing select TED shows, overseeing our in house producers, acting as story editor on select original podcasts, and have the opportunity to expand their role into additional podcast development and production. This individual has demonstrated measurable success in crafting podcasts from beginning to end, works well with teams, loves creative problem solving, and has a strong ear for what works well in audio.

While broadly known for its global conferences and signature TED Talk videos, TED is also one of the top podcast publishers in the world, garnering over 420 million downloads annually. Our programs are listened to in over 190 countries and our shows have been consistently ranked by Apple Podcasts as "most downloaded" of the year. In a world with over 700,000 podcasts (and growing), we've maintained this position over the years and have successfully launched new original shows that have found traction with both audiences and partners. TED’s award-winning portfolio of leading audio series include the TED Radio Hour (with NPR), TED Talks Daily, The TED Interview, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala, Lost Birds with Mona Chalabi, Body Stuff with Jen Gunter, and many more. 



  • At least ten years of experience producing audio for radio or podcast
  • A background in journalism or storytelling
  • An ability to listen to raw tape, and identify the perfect details, the need-to-know plot points, and the need-to-hear moments that make a compelling story
  • Experience in fact checking
  • Proficiency in creating assemblies in ProTools
  • Deep knowledge and interest in media and culture
  • An eye for detail and self-direction
  • Experience as a manager is a plus
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders and an enthusiasm for collaboration



TED Business

Whatever your business conundrum, there’s a TED Talk for that — whether you want to learn how to land that promotion, set smart goals, undo injustice at work, or unlock the next big innovation. Every Monday, host Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School presents the most powerful and surprising ideas that illuminate the business world. After the talk, you'll get a mini-lesson from Modupe on how to apply the ideas in your own life — because business evolves every day, and our ideas about it should, too.

  • Work closely with host to write, record, edit and deliver intros and post-talk mini-lessons for TED Business
  • Work with host talent to record intros, mini-lessons and other assets, as needed
  • Work with host and internal teams to identify talks appropriate for TED Business
  • Work with internal teams to ensure that talks are cleared from a fact-check perspective
  • Offer suggestions and editorial input on talks featured on TED Business to ensure they work in audio
  • Work with host to record, edit and deliver promos, house ads, host-read ads, or other audio needs
  • Liaise with mixer to finalize and QC each episode 

  • Draft head/description copy and metadata for each episode
  • Work with internal marketing teams to ensure deliverables and other needs are being met 
  • From time to time, oversee production on premium, high-touch ads that run on TED Business


Taken for Granted

As an organizational psychologist, Adam Grant loves to rethink ideas that we’ve taken for granted. In this special series from WorkLife with Adam Grant, he brings curiosity and science to conversations with his favorite thinkers about the opinions and assumptions we should all be revisiting. 

  • Shape editorial angles for each episode of Taken for Granted, join pre-interviews and coordinate schedules for interviews including booking guests
  • Oversee all interview recordings for Taken for Granted and provide guidance to host and guest as needed

  • Liaise with audio technicians or ensure guests have appropriate recording supplies to ensure recordings capture best sound 

  • Track production schedule and expenses to keep show on schedule and on budget 

  • Oversee day-to-day functioning of the show, including ordering transcriptions, managing fact-checking, booking studios, hiring audio technicians, and equipment 

  • Cut and edit all interviews, incorporating team feedback
  • Draft, record, and edit show introductions and credits 

  • Liaise with mixer to finalize and QC each episode 

  • Draft head/description copy and metadata for each episode 
  • Work with internal marketing teams to ensure deliverables and other needs are being met 
  • Create and produce ancillary promotional and other materials related to the show, as needed


Story Editor, TED original podcasts

  • Work across several original TED podcasts including but not limited to: Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and Lost Birds with Mona Chalabi
  • Work closely with host and production team to develop strong episode ideas and structures, helping to shape the editorial angle
  • Review treatments, outlines, scripts and provide and synthesize internal feedback for production team
  • Listen to audio cuts and mixes and provide and synthesize internal feedback for production team
  • Participate in development work for new podcasts
  • Other responsibilities as needed 



  • Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision) 100% paid by TED for employee coverage
  • Paid family leave
  • Work-life balance encouraged (TED closes for a 2-week summer break and 1-week winter break plus you're eligible for additional paid time off)
  • Free OneMedical and SpringHealth membership for you and your dependents to address physical and mental well-being 
  • 401k with match
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