Assistant Editor

New York, NY

TED is in search of an Assistant Editor to join the Video Production Team. This position supports both the Post Production Lead and the Production team in delivering video assets to local and remote editors, as well as assisting the team at all stages of the production process, to include onsite at events and conferences within and outside of the US. 

Qualified applicants must be able to travel to events and conferences within the US and internationally, several times a year. Applicants must be based in the NY metropolitan area and be willing to work from our downtown New York office at least one day per week.



  • Build Final Cut Pro X libraries and media that will be delivered to in-house editors and freelancers
  • Manage and organize media from TED, TEDx, and other sponsored events/content for the organization. This media includes video footage, audio files, slide decks, and other key files that editors will need for their edits
  • Maintain communication with filmmakers and organizers to ensure smooth delivery of  A/V assets
  • Assist in fulfilling internal and external media requests
  • Work with the Media Manager to ensure all assets conform to TED’s A/V specifications
  • Assist the Lead Editor with building necessary templates for Final Cut Pro X libraries 
  • Assist Media Manager with media QC and ingest from events into DAM system 
  • Support onsite editors at selected conferences around the globe
  • Travel  within the US and internationally is required for this position, so qualified applicants must be eligible for international travel, have a valid passport / appropriate documentation for travel abroad 



  • Expertise in Final Cut Pro X, Quicktime Pro, Apple Compressor
  • Powerpoint and Keynote
  • Detailed knowledge of video codecs and frame rates
  • Comfortable with Apple/Mac OS environment, especially moving media across local and remote networks
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 
  • Comfortable using task-based and communication platforms like Flow and Slack 


This is a contract position through Target CW based in TED’s downtown New York office. 

The role will begin as a contract position with the high possibility of becoming a full-time staff position after review. Salary range $55,000-$60,000/year


​​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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