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Turn Your Love of TED Talks Into a Job as a Part-Time Fact Checker

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Do you take information at face value, or do you dig deeper?

TED Conferences, the media company behind the iconic TED Talks, needs a fact-checker/researcher for TED-Ed and TED Curation content. The core responsibility for this role is diving through TED materials to check stats, claims, quotes and more for accuracy.

Expect to work between 25 and 30 hours a week. Applicants should have a year or more of experience in academic research or fact-checking. Second language skills in Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic or Hindi are a bonus.

Ready to put your skills to the test? The application requires you to fact-check the following statement:

“In the United States, the suicide rate recently reached a 30-year high. It’s rising all around the world, too, and strangely, it tends to be higher in wealthy countries, where people are generally happier.”

In your evaluation make sure to:

  • Highlight and rephrase anything that you think needs to be improved for accuracy
  • Include your sources
  • Document your reasoning for making any changes

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Researcher/Fact Checker at TED Conferences

Pay: Not specified

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching TED-Ed content and TED talks before they are posted online
  • Checking facts with the Curation Team during TED conferences and events
  • Handling fact-checking and research projects as needed

Applicants for this position must have:

  • At least one year of fact-checking or academic research experience
  • Some experience with project and people management
  • Proficiency with Macs, Google Docs and Microsoft Office

Adam Hardy is an editorial assistant at The Penny Hoarder. He lives off a diet of stale puns and iced coffee. Read his ​full bio, or say hi on Twitter @hardyjournalism.