We're looking for smart juniors, seniors or recent graduates who can articulate well-formed opinions. You need to feel a personal stake in the future of science, politics, philosophy, art, and/or pop culture, and demonstrate bona fides in one or two of those fields. This is not about what you're majoring in -- we're looking for deep personal interest. Do you blog about art? Do you curate a YouTube channel about pop culture? Do you have a Twitter feed dedicated to your political views? Do you and your friends get into passionate debates on the caliber of obscure German philosophers? We will look at your application particularly closely if you're fluent in more languages than just English.
Your primary mission will be to screen Talks put forward by the TEDx community. Globally, the TEDx initiative produces around 300 Talks every week and we need smart people to watch each one and identify the best and most urgent, so we can help share those ideas with a wider public. It's not as simple as you might think -- there will be long hours watching video after video on a computer screen while you struggle to keep a clear-headed appreciation of our mission. We've been there. But if you love learning and sharing your opinion, it can be very rewarding. Your input will help guide not just the talks that we feature on TED.com, but our TEDxTalks platform as well.
A few skills you can expect to practice or learn: How to express a compelling opinion that leads to action. How best to contribute in a collaborative, opinionated workplace. How to give a great TEDTalk (and what makes a talk fail).
You must be able to work in our Manhattan offices between 3 and 5 full days a week
You should be able to demonstrate Excel and Google Doc virtuosity when asked nicely
You must know how to use a Mac
You should be familiar with YouTube, especially any advanced search and tagging functions
You should be able to pass a short editing and spelling test
How you should apply:
Write a cover letter telling us why we should care what you think. Send us links to the intelligent things you've said online, or a paper or article you've written. Prove that you are bright, perceptive and insightful. Include your résumé and a note on how many hours you can commit weekly, too.
TED - 8 months ago