Intelligence Squared Careers


Intelligence Squared has established itself as a leading forum for live, agenda-setting debates, talks and discussions in London and around the world. Founded in London in 2002, we also operate in New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Athens, Israel and Chile. Our events reach millions of people globally through live-streaming, YouTube, television broadcast on BBC World News and our weekly podcast.

Past speakers include President Jimmy Carter, Stephen Fry, Patti Smith, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Eric Schmidt, Martin Amis, Sean Penn, Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Michael Chabon, Germaine Greer, Christopher Hitchens, Grayson Perry, Jaron Lanier, Rob Lowe, P.J. O’Rourke, Zaha Hadid, Dan Pink, Naomi Wolf, Dominic West, Salman Rushdie, Jeffrey Sachs, Gore Vidal and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

In addition to our public programme we also collaborate with a number of partners on bespoke events including Google, Selfridges, Save the Children, Shell, Saatchi Gallery, OECD and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team. Please get in touch at

Full-time opportunities

Head of Digital

Location: Notting Hill, London
Salary: Upon applicationPurpose of the Job:
To extend the established brand and expertise of the Intelligence Squared Group from a leading global forum for live debates and discussions, to a media group that leverages its content for profit and purpose

Person specification:
The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of setting, developing and delivering coherent and inspirational content strategy across media platforms. He or she will have a passion for news, culture and current affairs, an innovative approach to audience engagement and a great team spirit.

Main Activities/Responsibilities:
Defining and delivering a strategy for exponentially growing Intelligence Squared audiences across existing digital platforms:

  • YouTube
  • SoundCloud
  • iTunes
  • BBC World News
  • NPR Europe
  • Curzon Home Cinema
  • British Airways in-flight entertainment system

Adding new platforms and developing partnerships for syndication, SEO optimisation and CRM data usage

Driving the development of a responsive, robust, beautifully-designed, easy-to-use website that can serve as a flexible platform for enhancing existing activities:

  • marketing of live events and conferences
  • presentation of 300 hour video archive
  • gateway to podcasts

Extending the functionalities of the website to serve as a platform for Intelligence Squared content and 3rd party videos creatively repurposed. This will mean inventing, in close partnership with the editorial team, news-relevant video and audio edits with the goal of attracting new audiences and advertisers.

Creating online content formats – short-form and otherwise – to support audience engagement in Intelligence Squared global activities (including voting on-site and more broadly online, accompanied by blogging and other user-generated content etc.)

Converting online traffic to e-commerce (ie. ticket sales, memberships, books)

Coaching and challenging the existing digital team on attracting, engaging, retaining and growing new audiences

Working closely with the Managing Director and her team in entrepreneurial and innovative ways, to create opportunities for corporate advertising and engagement

Applications to by November 30th, 2015

Work Placements

Placement: 2-3 months

We are looking for a graduate to help support our live events progamme and also to help develop our overarching marketing and PR strategies. The placement will last two to three months and is based at our office in Notting Hill, London.

The candidate will be a university graduate, fluent in English with excellent writing skills. He or she will also have a good grasp of current affairs.

Those with experience within PR, marketing, events, internet start ups, social media and web development will receive priority attention. But we’re also looking for people with ideas, enthusiasm for the organisation and entrepreneurial energy.

Strong computer skills essential (Word and Excel); HTML and design skills useful extras.

Please send us a CV as well as a cover letter explaining why you would like the placement

Contact Us

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