Design Services Intern

TED Talks is looking for a design intern to join a small team focused on delivering the best experiences possible across a wide range of platforms – our annual conferences, our editorial channels, our global distribution efforts, and much more. You’ll assist our visual designer on a wide range of projects both big and small.

Your primary tasks will involve helping to shape the visual strategy of our social media channels, and creating image assets for our Distribution team. We distribute TED Talks in a variety of formats and themes all over the world, and you will contribute to the design process of creating original artwork for these channels. Along with brainstorming artwork to accompany editorial concepts, you will assist the visual designer in logo explorations, help uphold robust brand guidelines, and contribute to designs for collateral supporting TED conferences, from programs to signage, posters, and more.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • A multifaceted graphic design skill set you want to further develop.
  • Fluency in common design tools and applications. Much of the work will be digital, but print experience is highly desired, as is a love of typography, photography, and illustration.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. You understand the importance of keeping your files tidy at every stage of a project, from the beginning conceptual stages to the delivery of mechanicals.
  • Flexibility. TED is a fast-paced environment, and we jump quickly from project to project. You can keep up and thrive off the energy of working on something new.
  • A strong interest in social media.
  • You are earning or have just completed a BFA in Graphic Design or other related art/design degree. Fluency in another language is a plus.

A love for TED Talks and a deeply curious mind about the world is essential. Most importantly, we only hire extremely nice people!

Please include a link to your portfolio with your application, as well as any social media platforms you curate that you’d like to share.

This is a paid position based in TED’s Manhattan office.


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