Partnerships Production Manager, TED

  • New York City, NY
  • Contracted
  • Partnerships
  • Experienced


The TED Partnerships team is a group of strategists, marketers, analysts, creatives, and producers devoted to supporting the mission of TED through revenue generating partnerships. Our partners include Marriott, Lexus, Google, Facebook, Dove, Bonobos, and many more--and our programs span not only events and conferences, but digital sponsorships, podcasts, and custom content created through our TED Ideas Studio. You can learn more about our offerings at 

The TED Ideas Studio is seeking an organized, detail-oriented, and motivated Production Manager. In addition to prepping for shoots, our PM will usher projects through post production. The candidate must be highly organized and able to juggle multiple projects and responsibilities. This is a great opportunity to learn from more seasoned producers, contribute to the process of a growing studio, collaborate in the creative development of new short form video content and work on projects from pre-production through post.

This initial contract is for a 6 month, freelance position.


The requirements:

  • Availability for a full-time 6 month contract with an interest to extend
  • 4+ years experience working in production
  • Organized with an interest in creating and maintaining processes and optimizing as we learn from each project
  • Ability to oversee multiple productions at a time, keeping all running on schedule
  • Experience finding and negotiating with crew and post production talent, scheduling shoots and post production, and working with budgets
  • Fluency working with Google applications: Docs, Gmail, Maps, Calendar
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and organized
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Self-motivated with an ability to pivot quickly
  • Collaborates well in a high achieving group; unafraid to ask questions of team members



  • Overseeing daily operations of a small production team including: creating production and post production calendars, coordinating schedules of multiple productions, ensuring the on-time flow of post production between internal staffers and freelancers, tracking production costs, finding and hiring crew for productions and post production, creating contracts, sending out call sheets, communicating with crew and talent, finding and securing locations, researching and assisting with gear rentals.
  • Researching and implementing processes for the studio and adjusting based on learnings (back up system, budgeting and calendars, cloud sharing, etc.)
  • Our PM will delegate and may sometimes need to ingest receipts, complete expense reports, order transcripts, and more depending on staffing.
  • The right candidate will grow into budgeting projects and actualizing budgets.
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