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TED Fellows Editorial Manager

The TED Fellows program is looking for an Editorial Manager to join our small, creative team in New York City.

The Editorial Manager for the TED Fellows program designs and implements the program’s editorial goals and strategies, promoting the program and amplifying the remarkable work of Fellows through writing, video and other media. The Editorial Manager also supports the Fellows team in selecting the new class of Fellows each year, developing the talks for the TED Fellows stage. Additionally, the Editorial Manager is responsible for producing and curating TED events and maintaining the global community of Fellows.

We are looking for someone who is a team player and thrives in a fast-paced work environment, with the ability to execute multiple complex projects at once, but also someone who is a creative thinker with the capacity to bring their own original ideas to the team. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of good content, communication, organization + the ability to strategically grow a platform and reach.

The TED Fellows program supports extraordinary, iconoclastic individuals at work on world-changing projects. We invest in human capital to create a lasting impact. The TED platforms and events are a key part of fostering community and collaboration between TED Fellows, building a strong brand for the Fellows program, and providing a global platform to share the ideas of the internationally recognized Fellows community.

Key responsibilities:

  • Research, interview and help select twenty visionary individuals from applicants to become TED Fellows each year
  • Design and implement the editorial + social strategy for the Fellows program
  • Manage the TED talk preparation process for Fellows speaking at conferences, including file management and communication with Fellows
  • Coordinate across TED teams and initiatives to promote the program and the work of Fellows 

  • Support the Director in the curation and production of Fellows programming at TED events, including art exhibits and social spaces  
  • Oversee the design and implement Fellows graphics and overall identity, including for conferences, application launch, new class announcement, and additional TED Fellows events
  • Produce books and conference program guides to promote the program and the work of Fellows
  • Develop and produce original videos about the Fellows community
  • Write for and copy edit for the TED Fellows blog
  • Cover Fellows’ work for multiple TED platforms
  • Manage and strategically grow Fellows social media channels – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the bi-weekly newsletter
  • Manage the Fellows writer, Program Associate, and intern in executing editorial projects
  • Work with outside vendors to produce all collateral and content as needed
  • Strategically grow Fellows content creation and reach
  • Assist the TED Fellows team with producing TED Fellows events and projects as needed

Strong preference for:

  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience creating and managing detailed, complex communication plans
  • A passion for copy editing
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to speak multiple languages
  • A deep knowledge and interest in cross-disciplinary topics, ranging from science, the arts, technology and business
  • A team player
  • Expertise in growing and maintaining robust global communities
  • Proven ability to create growth across media platforms
  • An incredible sense of humor
  • Bonus if you love poetry

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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