Contributor Opportunities

TEDxAsburyPark Contributor Opportunities

Find Out How You Can Get Involved with TEDxAsburyPark

Finding the right volunteering opportunity can give you purpose and drive, provide knowledge and new skills, ignite a new passion, connect you with interesting and influential individuals, and keep you stimulated. You can better both your professional and personal self.

Would you like to Volunteer your time and services to the TEDxAsburyPark team and become a Contributor to our 8th event in 2020? While we’re all volunteers, we are a professional, dedicated team and take our jobs seriously. We also take having fun together seriously.

Producing an event on the scale and of the quality of TEDxAsburyPark requires several thousand hours of contributor efforts from a team of 50+ people. Everyone has a specific, defined role (we’re big on responsibility), and our fantastic contributors also pitch in wherever they can if help is needed.

The “core team” leadership roles require a significant level of effort — the demand varies throughout the year, but you can expect to commit to a few hours each week until mid-winter. Then the weekly time requirement increases to 10-15 hours as the TEDxAsburyPark event approaches.

If you take on a core team role, you’ll be committing to a full year of involvement with TEDxAsburyPark, potentially for several hours each week. There are regular team meetings as well as some group meetings to attend. Many meetings are virtual. In-person meetings are generally held on a weekday evening at 6:30pm at a location near Red Bank.

If you have the drive, time, and energy to commit to our core volunteer team, or if you’d prefer to play a supporting role, we want to hear from you. Fill out the Contributor Application and let us know how you can help. The more specific you can be, the better.

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Although our main event will take place Saturday, May 2, 2020, we’ll be getting started in September 2019.

Available Roles & Opportunities

PARTNERSHIP TEAM

Develop business partnerships/sponsorships: Sales; Promoter; and Support roles. Professionals with excellent communication and “sales” or customer relations skills to network in the community or provide administrative, onboarding support, and execute partnership agreement. Maintain records of contacts and agreements in Google Drive and CRM platform. Be able to establish, develop and maintain positive business and customer relationships.

VIDEOGRAPHY

Self-directed video journalists to cover pre-events, post-events, and the TEDxAsburyPark conference. Know and understand video editing software and techniques. Must be able to deliver quick results. Works for the Technical Director and applicable team leads. This is a great opportunity for any videographer or video editor who wishes to promote their reel.

WEB DEVELOPERS

Requires experience with WordPress and the ability to create custom apps or extensions to support our various marketing initiatives. Beyond WordPress, you may also be tasked with managing our customer databases, email marketing platforms, and other technologies used in supporting the event planning and execution. Responsible for creating and updating website content.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Self-directed photojournalists to cover pre-events, post-events, and the TEDxAsburyPark conference. Know and understand photo editing software and techniques. Must be able to deliver quick results. This is a great opportunity for any photographer who wishes to promote their reel.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Experienced content writers and graphic designers help elevate and communicate the TEDxAsburyPark brand and Event Year theme and content by creating and publishing engaging content on our various social media channels and platforms (Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Work with Content Creation Team to develop social media content, keywords, and hashtags, write and distribute blog posts, as well as work with greater Marketing and Communications Teams. In addition, work with others to help promote requested content.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Create engaging, creative, and high-quality graphics and innovative imagery. Use existing and new photographs as part of the content. Maintain a record of work in Google Drive and CRM platform. Work with Marketing, Communication and Content Creation Team leads. Proficiency in Adobe graphics software preferred.

PEOPLE & ENGAGEMENT

Implementation of tasks relating to HR topics (including but not limited to action planning, recruiting, screening, onboarding, data management, and process administration). Manage the Submittable volunteer and intern applications. Conduct or assist with the onboarding and orientation for volunteers and interns. Create ads/posts to communicate volunteer and intern opportunities. Coordination of team building activities and socials. Oversee or assist in the creation of documents and collateral for onboarding, meetings, standard processes, etc. Analyze data related to onboarding/offboarding experience, to identify and recommend opportunities for continuous improvement.

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Achieve excellence across marketing and communications functions, including content creation, demand generation, social media, influencer, website, event promotions, and emails. Provide strategic and creative thinking for each platform in order to achieve goals while working with respective teams and agency of record. Ensure adherence to the strategic plan for the entire content strategy, and timely communications from production to distribution, to promotion. Work with the agency, partners, and the team, achieving alignment on content creation, brand strategy to expand TEDxAsburyPark’s digital presence. Seek out strategic partners for collaborations to generate brand awareness in new target audiences and extend the reach of content. Work with the support team to track progress and refine strategy.

AUDIENCE INSIGHTS & ANALYSIS

Gather consumer and user experience data and analytics to go beyond flat demographics and continuously gain an understanding of our evolving opinions and preferences. Ensure insights can help us to spot new and refine existing audience segments, tap into real-time insights to develop the multichannel strategy, customize, tailor and deliver quality content and promotions, and drive personalized marketing campaigns. Strive to Achieve more satisfying customer experiences, higher overall engagement, and extend our segmentation with social data.

ADMINISTRATIVE/PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Provide administrative support to the leadership team, scheduling, billing and invoicing, meeting notes and agendas, email communications and outreach, production-related needs, and tasks. Help maintain the TEDxAsburypark Google Drive; working knowledge of Google Docs or MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Duties vary based on needs and teams.

About TEDxAsburyPark

TEDxAsburyPark is the largest, highest-rated TEDx conference on the east coast. Join us at our 8th annual all-day show at The Two River Theater, Red Bank, featuring 20 TED talks, entertainment, conversations, and network reception. Become a subscriber for exclusive invitations and ideas worth spreading.