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TEDMED is a global brand dedicated to unlocking imagination in service of health and medicine. Created by the founder of TED, we bring together inspiring leaders, powerful thinkers and doers and innovative start-ups to help shape the future.

A Passionate Team

We pride ourselves on the incredible talent and dedication that our spirited staff brings to TEDMED. Our group comprises a multitude of backgrounds and a variety of skill sets, and we seek workmates ready to tackle a wide range of new programs and efforts as we continue to grow.

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At TEDMED, you'll be part of an entrepreneurial team working in a fast-paced and exciting work environment. You'll have the opportunity to work in a collaborative atmosphere and to tackle a variety of interesting projects. Are you ready to join us?

Program Manager / Senior Program Manager.


TEDMED is the independent health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” TED Talks have been viewed online over two billion times around the world. TEDMED is a 501c3 Public Charity.

Created by TED’s original founder, TEDMED convenes and curates extraordinary people and ideas from all disciplines both inside and outside of health and medicine in pursuit of unexpected connections that accelerate innovation in health and medicine. Best known for its annual event, TEDMED is a year-round global community.

We are looking for an ambitious Program Manager / Senior Program Manager. This role will be based at our headquarters in Stamford, CT and will report to the Chief Operating Officer.


TEDMED seeks a qualified candidate to support various content, communications and editorial based responsibilities in support of TEDMED’s mission, its annual event and year-round programs. 

  • Support project management, creative writing/storytelling and administrative responsibilities required to collect, organize and publish the communication assets associated with TEDMED’s annual stage/speaker program and year-round initiatives.
  • Support TEDMED’s editorial process and its speakers by contributing to talk approach and draft development, coordination of video rehearsals and talk delivery coaching, marketing communications, preparing personalized schedules, assisting with logistics, providing onsite support and acting as day to day liaison.
  • Track and organize incoming nominations for the TEDMED stage program, and assist in “vetting” nominations to verify relevance, scientific/medical accuracy, and appropriateness for the TEDMED audience.
  • Recruit and manage TEDMED’s Research Scholars, a group of ~40 diverse, highly qualified individuals who assist with evaluating nominations and their scientific credibility.
  • Provide programmatic and logistical support for the TEDMED Editorial Advisory Board, including summarizing each meeting and establishing appropriate next steps.
  • Gather assets and help prepare materials published by TEDMED online and in print (including website content, speaker guide/portal, and event program guide).
  • Plan, create and edit content for the TEDMED blog and other outbound communications.
  • Create, manage and update the TEDMED stage Run of Show.
  • Gather and secure permissions for TEDMED interstitials, short videos that are shown during and in between sessions at the event.
  • Collaborate in the production of video release packages, which include newsletters, emails, blog posts, and social media outputs.


Successful candidates will have strong communications, research, science and analytic, writing skills (science communication experience/background strongly desired) and an ability to communicate information in a professional, friendly, and diplomatic way (written and verbal). This individual should be highly organized with strong multitasking abilities, pay close attention to detail, enjoy a diversity of people and work, and have a love of teamwork and collaborative environments, flexibility, creativity, and intellectual curiosity. Big picture synthesis, artistic appreciation, and creative writing skills are also highly desired.

Education: Bachelor's degree required, Masters Degree (especially in Public Health, Science or Science Journalism/Communications) preferred.




Stamford, CT (TEDMED Headquarters)




Full health insurance with dental reimbursement
Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
Non-matching 401k
Open office and collaborative environment


This position is a full time position and is located in Stamford, CT. Given the collaborative nature of the TEDMED team, candidates wishing to work remotely will not be considered. This position will start in July 2019.

Please send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to: