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Emily McManus

New York, Philadelphia
Managing Editor — TED
As seen in: TED, Medium, Fast Company
Managing editor, WaitWhat. Philadelphian.

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As the editor of, Emily McManus helps great ideas thrive online. She joined TED in January 2007, just as it was transforming from a conference into a worldwide video platform. McManus oversees the group that creates the written words to describe TED Talks, helping billions of viewers find exactly the talk they want to watch.

Two important goals are built into her job: expanding the accessibility of TED Talks through transcripts, metadata and social media that reaches millions every day;…

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@emilymcmc — 3,883 followers, 2,971 tweets

@AliBeeInLB @NoThisIsAshley @rachsyme Can confirm. My natural hair color was men-yell-shit-out-car-windows-at-me red. Gray now thank goodness.
Imagine all the meetings where no one said anything about this for fear of ... what.
Wowwwww Saidiya Hartman wins a @macfound grant ... her book "Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments" is a slow-burning masterpiece. A vision (in part, of Philadelphia) that demands attention and focus. Unlike anything else.
@hplemke Give me all I’ve got coming to me / And keep your retirement, and your so-called Social Security ... 
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