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TEDx Operations Coordinator

TED is seeking an Operations Coordinator to join the TEDx media team to manage, refine, and improve our media operations. The focus of this role will be on process management, community outreach and engagement, recruitment and professional development. This position will work directly with the Director of Digital Media & Programming to grow capacity and stimulate change within our complex and high volume operations.  

Over the last nine years, the TEDx program has grown rapidly, enabling more than 22,000 independently organized events in more than 170+ countries. These events range from highly produced gatherings in world capitals to small events in rural communities. Talks at these events are filmed and posted online. As a result, there are now more than 120,000 TEDx talks on YouTube, and they were viewed a billion times last year; more than half were delivered in a language other than English. To support this, we are seeking a highly organized, globally minded individual to join our team to keep up with this growth and to maximize the impact of these ideas from around the world.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with asset management stakeholders, technical leads, and product team to streamline operational processes
  • Communicating with the TEDx community and general public on media and video related issues
  • Focusing on streamlining the processes to efficiently manage requests of varying scopes, complexities, and timelines across departments
  • Recruiting, hiring, onboarding and enabling professional development of young trainees on the TEDx media team
  • Leading and enforcing quality assurance and compliance with the rules of the TEDx license, including brand guidelines and content guidelines
  • Developing and implementing strategies for taxonomy and metadata management based on industry best practices
  • Acting as administrator of the TEDx YouTube channel as well as TEDx’s proprietary media tools while remaining the key point of contact for its many users

The ideal candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. You have experience developing and evolving a team, including working with junior staff in growing their skills and their productivity. The ability to manage many complex moving parts in a process will be critical to success in this role. A passion for TED and TEDx and a broad interest in the world – including science/technology, design/architecture, global development, entertainment/arts – will make you a great candidate. Intellectually curious and globally minded, you’ll excel in this role if you believe in the mission of TEDx and TED to spread ideas. The knowledge and skills required for this job include:

  • Great organization skills and high attention to detail
  • Analytical and not easily intimidated by large spreadsheets
  • Excited to engage the TEDx community through support and problem solving
  • Fluency in YouTube’s Creator Studio is an absolute must
  • Familiarity with online publishing tools and digital asset management
  • Knowledge of information architecture components, particularly, taxonomies, ontologies and controlled vocabularies
  • Proficient in the Google Drive Applications

Only candidates who submit a résumé and a cover letter will be considered. Due to a high volume of applications, only those who move forward in the application process will be contacted.

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