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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:03 AM


A non-partisan, non-profit organization, Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) addresses a fundamental problem in America: the extreme polarization of our nation and our politics. Our mission is to restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to public discourse. Through a series of Oxford-style debates, IQ2US provides a critical forum for balanced and intelligent discussion of issues ranging from domestic and foreign policy to cultural trends and technological innovations. IQ2US debates are recorded in front of a live audience and distributed through public radio, podcast, and a number of digital streaming platforms.

The Research Associate will work directly with the VP of Programming and Manager of Editorial Operations to produce research content for the debates. The Associate will conduct in-depth research for upcoming debates, including compiling research briefings, drafting editorial and marketing copy, and managing the “Briefing Room” component of the IQ2US website. The Associate will also be responsible for proofreading and fact-checking copy produced by the editorial and marketing teams. S/he has a strong work ethic, loves writing, editing, and proof reading. S/he comes with an interest in a wide range of policy topics and a commitment to promoting balanced civil discourse.

Compile research on various topics
Draft copy on debate topics
Assist with the development of debate ideas and panelist searches
Maintain the “Briefing Room” section of the IQ2US website
Proofread and fact-check copy for internal and external use
Support live debates, post-debate dinners, and receptions
Manage administrative tasks for the research department
Work on special projects as assigned

Bachelor’s degree
A minimum of two years of related work experience
Excellent journalistic writing ability, research skills, and strong editorial judgment
Clear and concise writing skills, including the ability to summarize complex information
Strong proofreading skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
An innate curiosity and deep interest in continued learning, current events, pursuit of inventive new ideas in multiple formats
Strong commitment to promoting balanced public discourse and seeking intellectually respectable arguments on both sides of a given debate
The ability to work independently, multi-task, and meet deadlines
Must thrive under deadline pressure and simultaneously manage multiple priorities
Ability to work late evenings on show days; periodic travel is required

Salary commensurate with experience
401K & Health benefits
Lunch provided daily
Midtown Manhattan office location


401K & Health benefits
Lunch provided daily


Submit your resume with a cover letter and writing sample to with the subject line “IQ2US Debates – Research Associate.”

• Location: Manhattan

• Post ID: 138686822 newyork is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2017