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Editorial Manager


The Audacious Project is the newest initiative at TED, and one of its most ambitious. The goal: each year, curate up to five jaw-dropping ideas with the potential to affect millions of lives or change systems, then rally donors and the public to start full-scale movements around them.

The Audacious Project Editorial Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the editorial strategy around this program, thinking deeply about how to connect with the TED audience and larger public through articles, videos, podcasts, and other media. They will shape how we tell the story of the program at large, and how we communicate the impact of each individual project — from Robin Steinberg’s The Bail Project to Environmental Defense Fund’s MethaneSAT.

We’re looking for a great writer, editor, and producer who’s bursting with ideas, and who’s up to take on a big role on a small but mighty team. Should have a strong interest in global change, a passion for telling stories that sway hearts and minds, and the multi-platform skills to make everything from newsletters to special video series to social media content shine.


  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • 8-10 years of experience in content creation
  • Strong writing, editing, and multimedia production skills
  • Solid research and fact-checking abilities
  • A sense of how to bridge what’s important to individual projects with what’s interesting to the public
  • Proven track record in growing reach across platforms
  • Ability to cover a wide range of topics, from scientific research to social policy
  • Generally creative, curious, creative, collaborative, and personable


  • Create editorial strategy for The Audacious Project and work with team members, assorted stakeholders at TED and individual project leaders to execute it
  • Be the creative lead in imagining’s phase two
  • Create editorial calendar for articles on and the TED Blog
  • Pitch and oversee strategic editorial partnerships to build reach
  • Write and design regular e-newsletters around each project
  • Coordinate with TED’s social media team to implement social strategy and grow all channels
  • Work with TED’s Format Innovation team to pitch special video and podcast series
  • Coordinate with TED’s Editorial Team and The Audacious Project’s PR consultancy
  • Develop strategy for creating support communities around each Audacious idea
  • Provide speechwriting support to Audacious Director
  • Support in the curation of Audacious programming at TED events, including potential workshops and social spaces  
  • Be a voice for project leaders and their ideas and advocate for them within TED


Role is full-time and based in TED’s New York office.

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