I often use TED videos in and outside of class. They are insightful, motivating and interesting. TED.com writes:
TED.com is a critically acclaimed, award-winning website featuring inspired talks from the world’s leading thinkers and doers. Over the past three years, our talks have been watched more than 300 million times worldwide.
TED is an organization I would see myself working for, so I have chosen to highlight recent TED jobs. Take a look.
Executive Assistant, TED Media Team
TED Conferences (New York, New York)
TED.com is a critically acclaimed, award-winning website featuring inspired talks from the world’s leading thinkers and doers. Over the last three years, our talks have been watched more than 300 million times worldwide, creating a new category of online content, aimed toward an unusually intelligent and engaged audience. We pride ourselves on combining intelligent, forward-thinking content with leading-edge technology and utterly intuitive design.
We’re currently hiring an Executive Assistant for the TED.com team.
The Executive Assistant will provide administrative support to the Executive Producer of TED.com. Our ideal candidate is eager to play a key and much-appreciated role in our small, high-energy organization with multiple concurrent projects. You should be organized, process-oriented and efficient, with at least 6 years of experience in assisting senior managers and helping develop work processes.
Key responsibilities include:
* Scheduling meetings, interviews and phone calls. Taking meeting notes as required.
* Screening daily emails and composing replies to standard queries. Fielding followup calls and emails.
* Keeping manager on track and on-time over multiple
* Running an end-of-day and an end-of-week check-in to handle all to-dos.
* Reviewing, trafficking and filing standard contracts.
* Scheduling and planning business travel.
* Assisting with event management: Invites and RSVP lists;
coordinating with caterers and suppliers, other tasks as required.
* Coordinating event schedules, including ground travel to and from events.
* Providing onsite support at events: prepping stage
notes, booking wake-up calls, making sure manager is at her next event/session on time.
* Assisting with post-event correspondence and followup, including updating contacts and following up on all queries.
* Special projects, which may include planning staff events and field trips; handling outreach to key contacts or attendees; topical research.
We are looking for someone inspired by TED’s mission, who feels that the right way to move TED’s mission forward is by providing rock-solid admin support.
6 years’ experience in assisting senior managers
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Fluency with Google Calendar, Google Docs and Gmail
Strong writing and spelling skills
Position is located in our Manhattan office. Telecommuting is not an option.
To apply, please email resume and cover letter with EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TED Conferences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status or any other basis proscribed by applicable law.
Intern in TED’s video production department
Internship focuses on ingesting video assets from assorted source materials and support of the encoding pipeline process. TED’s in-house video encoding team uses a constantly developing set of tools and processes to produce our best-of-breed online video.
You should be painfully familiar with Mac OS X and friends with the following software: Final Cut Pro, Apple’s Compressor, Episode Pro, Adobe Encore, any FTP client (eg Transmit, Interarchy, etc), any non-basic text editor (eg BBEdit, subethaedit, etc).
Bonus points if you’ve hobnobbed with some of following: ffmpeg, stl, srt, x264, transport stream, vorbis, aac, VP8, mezzanine file, acl’s, SAN, vbr.
This is a paid, 20-hour-a-week internship that can last for either three or six months. It is based in TED’s New York offices. Telecommuting is not possible.
Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line VIDEO INTERNSHIP.
Interested in interning at TED?
We’re always interested in seeing resumes from prospective interns. To intern with us, you must be:
+ a college senior or above
+ able to work in our Manhattan office for at least 20 hours per week in 5-hour blocks.
+ sincerely interested in TED and passionate about helping to share Ideas Worth Spreading
Internships are available in many departments, and we rely on your cover letter and resume to figure out where to place you. So be specific about your skills, experience and interests. Also be specific about when you would like to work — if you can start anytime, or if you can work during a particular semester. Internships are paid, or college credit can be arranged with your advisor. Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line INTERNSHIP.