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Licensing Operations Specialist



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join TED's dynamic Global Business Development team and bring inspiring ideas to a global audience


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£65000 - £75000

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New York, NY, USA

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In-person- New York United States

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Organisation summary: TED is a revered nonprofit organization that has been an influential platform for spreading innovative and thought-provoking ideas since 1984. With its mission to cover a vast array of topics in over 100 languages, TED supports independent TEDx events worldwide, fostering a global community of curious souls passionate about learning and sharing knowledge.

  • Role Summary:
    • Facilitate the distribution of TED content globally by preparing and delivering video and audio assets.
    • Streamline workflow for asset preparation and delivery to enhance scale and efficiency.
    • Perform quality control on multimedia content and carry out content audits across various channels.
    • Offer exemplary customer service to a diverse range of clients in the media sphere.
  • Role Requirements:
    • At least 2 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry.
    • Proficiency in video/audio formats, content management systems, and media distribution platforms.
    • Ability to write SQL queries and conduct data analysis with relational databases.
    • Expertise in Excel or Google Sheets with extensive use of functions.
    • Exemplary organizational skills with the capacity to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Qualified candidates should apply online with a one-page cover letter and resume.
    • Salary range is $65,000 - $75,000, with TED being an equal opportunity employer.

Company Description TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Job Description TED is seeking an experienced professional to join its Global Business Development team based in New York. The Licensing Operations Specialist supports ground-breaking partnerships that bring TED content to audiences around the world. Reporting to the Content Distribution Manager, the Licensing Operations Specialist helps prepare and deliver TED video and audio assets to our global media partners consistent with contractual obligations, partner’s deadlines, and technical specifications.

Responsibilities Prepare video, audio, subtitles, images, and metadata assets according to partner specs and strict delivery schedules. Refine the asset preparation and delivery workflow, helping to build scale while developing new efficiencies. Perform QC on audio and video content, and conduct content audits for TED’s television, FAST, AVOD, and OTT channels. Provide customer service to clients including television broadcasters, audio networks, satellite providers, CTV services, streaming companies, and digital platforms.

Qualifications 2+ years’ experience in media and entertainment industries, either at a content company, video or audio platform, digital distribution company or successful start-up. Knowledge of video/audio formats, content management systems, and media distribution platforms. Experience writing SQL queries to pull data from a relational database. A test will be given during the interview. Expert level skill in Excel or Google Sheets, having used functions extensively. A test will be given during the interview. Excellent organizational skills, good at setting priorities, and successfully managing multiple deadlines.

Additional Information SALARY: $65,000 - $75,000 TED Conferences LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite all qualified candidates to apply online with their cover letter (no more than one page) and resume.


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