Here’s a killer job for a high-minded brainiac: TED.com is looking for a full-time, NYC-based copywriter to write emails, web copy, social media and so on. Must be at ease with words like “jaw dropping,” “ingenious,” and “fascinating” and able to turn baffling revelations about robotics and neuroscience into pithy sound bites. (We’re hoping it means you also get to attend the annual conference without dropping $7,500.) Here’s the job description:
- Working with editorial team to extend the established TED voice throughout our website and email communications so every time we touch our audience — display copy, error messages, confirmation emails — we’re delighting, surprising them, while re-enforcing what TED means to them.
- Writing or editing all email communications from TED
- Writing all display copy for TED.com and TED apps
- Managing TED’s social media presence
And of course, you can write a solid lede, you’re a good speller, and you’re comfortable with writing short blurbs and tweets as well as longer pieces of web copy. Requirements:
- At least 2 years professional experience as an editor/writer in a deadline-oriented production environment
- The ability to pass our in-house editing/writing test
- Clips (including blog posts and tweets) that show interest in a broad range of topics, from science to dance to business
- Comfort with HTML and with online publishing platforms such as WordPress or a custom CMS.
- The skills to manage your time on concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment
- An ability to listen deeply and critically
- A passion for TED’s mission and the prospect of sharing ideas worldwide through our many projects and platforms