Editorial Producer

An award-winning live event, national radio show, television show, podcast and thriving digital brand, the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series seeks an Editorial Producer.

IQ2US is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization seeking a goal-oriented and self-directed individual who is inspired by our mission and will want to work with the editorial team to executive best-in-class discussions among a wide array of thought leaders.

The Editorial Producer for Intelligence Squared U.S. will work closely with all members of the editorial team and will be responsible for researching, securing, and pre-interviewing high profile guests who will participate in the weekly debate series.  The ideal candidate will possess a discerning and agile intellect and will make stellar contributions to the debate and speaker ideation process.   The Editorial Producer is a voracious consumer of news who will have a vision for the curation of debates among prominent public voices who hold opposing views on a given topic.   The ideal candidate is an individual who will thrive in a fast-passed and deadline-oriented environment and who is collaborative by nature.    The Editorial Producer will report to the Chief Content Officer.


Responsibilities for the Editorial Producer include:

  • Ideating compelling debate topics, precise motion language and guest ideas.
  • Securing and pre-interviewing thought leaders who take opposing views on a given topic.
  • Providing thorough research and pre-interview notes to the series moderator and to the full team.
  • Expert assistance with the executive summaries prepared and provided to internal and external audiences.


  • Prior relevant work experience with a required minimum of 5 years of experience as a producer. Experience in journalism and media a huge plus.
  • Interest in public policy issues is essential. You’re a sophisticated news consumer, interested in political science, and are intellectually curious about both sides of the issues.
  • You’re a great thinker and can bring new ideas to the table.
  • You’re comfortable communicating and interfacing with all types of people at all varying levels.
  • You have a strong understanding of the podcast / radio / streaming landscape.
  • You have experience with small organizations and are comfortable leading collaboration amongst external teams.
  • You are ambitious, creative, and have a sense of humor.


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Full benefits including Medical and Dental
  • 401(k)


Minimum educational level – Bachelor’s Degree



Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Diane Chiaro dchiaro@hr-consulting-group.com with the subject line “Editorial Producer.”