Introducing TED Translators’ new onboarding process!

Recently, we’ve been exploring how we can improve the onboarding process for new volunteers joining us here at TED Translators. Today, we’re excited to announce a new TED Translators application process. The new application includes an animated video, which explains the most fundamental TED Translators guidelines and subtitling best practices (check it out below!).

After the video, new applicants will get challenged with a short quiz to test their knowledge. While it’s not intended to be exhaustive, the quiz checks that new volunteers understand the most essential information about the program from the start, before they begin subtitling.

The new application is just one feature of our revamped onboarding process that’s designed to deliver enhanced training to new volunteers, so stay tuned for further updates!

6 thoughts on “Introducing TED Translators’ new onboarding process!

  1. I am a TED Translator , I had stopped some years ago, I would like to go back to translate Talks . How can I do it to start again? Thank you

    1. Hi, Aleha.

      Can you please check your spam folder for our reply? If you don’t see our welcome email in there, just drop us a note at, and we’ll get this issue sorted out ASAP.



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