What is TEDxNewYork?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

TEDxNewYork is an immersive, full-day event igniting debate amongst a deliberately diverse community. We unleash burgeoning ideas that are distinctly New York - born here, made for here, or initiated by people from our five boroughs.

We're currently looking for key leadership positions to join our new team of curious minds, and help create the 2019 TEDxNewYork Event, scheduled for mid-Feb 2019.

If any of the below positions are of interest, please get in touch.


Operations Director

A lynchpin of event management and logistics, The Operations Director will be a key member of the leadership team and integral to the smooth management and delivery of TedxNewYork 2019.

The role will require someone with strong event experience and an ability to think strategically in helping formulate the ambitions of TedxNewYork 2019. They will bring a strong ability to execute, and an appreciation of sparking thought-provoking conversation within the New York community


Partnerships Director

Responsible for building strategic partnerships to support the creation of TEDxNewYork and reach commercial goals through sponsorship.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Partnerships Director will build the partnership strategy aligned with TEDxNewYork’s core values and mission. The role will require management of the partnerships team to ensure seamless execution of contractual deliverables whilst creating a culture of collaborative project management with our valued partners and vendors.


Food & Beverage Director

A culinary curation role to bring the foods and flavors of the Five Boroughs to life at TEDxNewYork. Working collaboratively with the Partnerships Director, the F&B Director will define and execute a menu of tastes our audience will experience from the moment they join us for their morning brew until the final cocktails, and everything in between.

Leading a team of passionate foodies to execute the program from managing partner vendors to food service and permitting, this will be a full-service role to feed our audience with flavors and set the tone for conversation and sharing of ideas.


Content Director

At the core of TEDxNewYork is community, and the Content Director will be responsible for building ours in real life and in digital with engaging content across shared to web, social and partner channels.

Working collaboratively with the Marketing Director, the role will encompass creative direction and project management to harness the TEDxNewYork personality and expand our reach with photography, video, opinion and cultural content reflective of our spirit and community.


Programming Director

The Programming Director will be responsible for curating a rich and diverse schedule of talks, performances and ideas to create a thought provoking, provocative and balanced full-day program.

With the goal of recruiting people with ‘ideas worth sharing’, the Programming Director will work collaboratively with the Executive Director & Leadership Team to arrange a line-up of speakers united by this year’s theme and build a team to support the speakers from their appointment to the end of show.