TED as an Open Civic Platform
Sep 11, 2019
Doug Chilcott
TED as an Open Civic Platform

For the past three decades, Doug has worked with a variety of media concerns, including book and magazine publishing as well as digital media. His media experience includes creative director positions at The New Yorker, Conde Nast Portfolio, the Conde Nast media group, and The Atlantic’s National Journal in Washington, DC. In 2003, he was named marketing executive of the year for the entire Condé Nast corporation.

Doug’s central role has been developing creative ways for companies to engage with influential consumers, with programs built around cultural ideas and unconventional thinking. Most recently he was the creative director of TED Partnerships, shaping new ways for companies and organizations to align their own messages and missions with TED's expanding initiatives worldwide. He also spent a year as the VP/Associate Publisher of Pop-Up Magazine, the innovative new venture that presents original magazines in a live theatrical setting.

His employment trajectory has also made some other more eclectic stops that cut across several sectors: he’s worked in a scary antiquated aluminum factory during a labor crisis, ghost written a book with Kermit the Frog, worked on a presidential primary campaign in New Hampshire, provided the voice of a claymation snake in a Nick Park Aardman production, and tended bar in one of Charles Dickens' favorite London pubs.

Doug recently relocated back to his hometown of Lawrence Park where he is currently at work on a novel that takes place in that Dickens pub noted above.