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Partnership Associate

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.

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

Job Summary

The Partnership Associate plays an integral role on the development team, working hand-in-hand to develop and execute successful partnerships with their respective partnership managers. The partnership associate also oversees and manages digital campaigns in collaboration with the media team and acts as a conduit between the creative services team, media team and development team when necessary.

Primary Responsibilities

Development Support

  • Prospect and research industry trends (Media Radar)
  • Maintain in-depth understanding of our product offerings and inventory
  • Support Partner Manager in conversations with prospective partners to learn and interpret client objectives for client/agency strategies
  • Assist Partner Manager in development of proposals and presentations for client/agency meetings
  • Collaborate with development and creative services team to create compelling partnership concepts, programs and media plans to meet client KPIs

Digital Campaign Management

  • Responsible for developing pre-sale RFP materials: media plans, agency spreadsheets, materials for RFPs)
  • Work with Media Associate + Ad Trafficking/Operations team on inventory availability, pricing, and reallocations to ensure digital  campaigns are set up accurately 
  • Partner with internal Ad Operations team on all aspects of the campaign launch to execution while managing and interfacing with the client to manage expectations
  • Continuously monitor campaign delivery and performance; collaborating with the TED Digital team to troubleshoot and optimize campaigns
  • Manage all post-campaign responsibilities – ensuring delivery and reconciliation, developing recaps of campaigns with recommendations for future renewal campaigns


The ideal candidate:

  • Is excited and passionate about the digital media environment and digital advertising strategy
  • Operates with a high level of urgency and personal responsibility for meeting deadlines while managing multiple projects
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, fast paced, “all hands-on deck” environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Has an exceptional work ethic, is hungry and proactive to jump in when needed
  • An engaged and strategic listener
  • Would be able to start work at the NYC headquarters as early as January 2019


  • Must have digital experience with an understanding of video, display and social products and sales marketplace
  • 1-2 years working within a Digital media company
  • Familiarity and understanding of digital advertising industry landscape, benchmarks, KPIs
  • Strong computer applications skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, G Suite, Dropbox)
  • BA/BS College degree required

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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