As a founding editor Rachel Lehmann-Haupt worked with a multi-talented team of editors and multimedia producers to launch TED Books, an imprint of short nonfiction works designed for digital and print distribution. Duties included: book acquisitions, editing, multimedia production, and project management.
"WHEN TEDBOOKS APPROACHED ME TO TURN MY FILM BRAIN POWER INTO ONE OF THEIR MULTIMEDIA BOOKS, WORKING WITH RACHEL AS THE EDITOR WAS FANTASTIC. SHE IS A BRILLIANT AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCER AND MEDIA STRATEGIST." – Tiffany Shlain, author, filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards
"RACHEL WAS A DREAM EDITOR TO WORK WITH ON MY TED BOOKS PROJECT. AT THE 10,000-FOOT VIEW, SHE WAS AN INSIGHTFUL AND ENGAGED CO-PILOT CONCEIVING AND SHAPING THE OVERALL APPROACH OF THE BOOK. AT THE 10-FOOT LEVEL, SHE HAD ENDLESS RESERVES OF CAREFUL ATTENTION AND PATIENCE AS WE WRESTLED A BOOK WITH MANY MOVING PARTS TO THE GROUND. ABOVE ALL, RACHEL BRINGS JOY, PASSION, AND PROFESSIONALISM TO HER WORK, AND ALL OF THOSE AROUND HER WHO ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE HER ON THEIR TEAM." – Larry Smith, author and Founder of the Six Word Memoir Project