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TEDx Licensing Operations Coordinator

TEDx is growing rapidly. The TEDx Licensing Team receives over 100 applications every week from amazing individuals who want to organize TEDx events. In order to quickly assess them we need to find, and record, certain information, fast.

We are seeking a Licensing Operations Coordinator to join the TEDx licensing team to help process incoming applications as well as to manage and refine our operations. The focus of this role will be on proposal evaluation, community outreach, and operations management. This position will work directly with the Licensing Manager to reduce friction and improve the experience of new applicants and returning organizers.

Over the last nine years, the TEDx program has grown rapidly, enabling more than 22,000 independently organized events in more than 190 countries. These events range from highly produced gatherings in world capitals to small events in rural communities. To support the review of the applications for these events, we are seeking a highly organized, globally minded individual to join our team to keep up with this growth and keep an eye on our internal processes.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Learning, maintaining, and improving systems and internal processes
  • Creating or maintaining overview documents for these systems and processes
  • Reviewing incoming applications for TEDx licenses to determine if they are suitable for the platform
  • Liaising with applicants to explain guidelines and resolve outstanding application and event issues
  • Recruiting, hiring, onboarding and enabling professional development of trainees on the TEDx Licensing team

The ideal candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. You have experience improving workflows and always keep an eye out for ways to streamline and refine, proactively offering solutions or suggestions. You’ve worked with junior staff to provide feedback, grow skills, and manage responsibilities. A passion for TED and TEDx and a broad interest in the world will make you a great candidate. Intellectually curious and globally minded, you’ll excel in this role if you believe in the mission of TEDx and TED to spread ideas. The knowledge and skills required for this job include:

  • Great organization skills and high attention to detail
  • Undaunted by high volume workload
  • Excited to engage the TEDx community through support and problem solving
  • Independently manage workflow, prioritize tasks, and work well with remote team members
  • Invested in developing the skills of a team
  • Familiarity with Salesforce
  • Proficient in the Google Drive Applications
  • Must know how to use a Mac
  • Must be able to work in our downtown Manhattan offices 40 hours per week

Only candidates who submit a résumé and a cover letter will be considered. Due to a high volume of applications, only those who move forward in the application process will be contacted.

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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