Editorial Assistant

London (North), London (Greater)
£19,890 - £21,000 pa
24 Aug 2018
23 Sep 2018
Wendy Collinson
Contract Type
Full Time

We're on the hunt for a super-talented individual to join our content team: someone who prides themselves on their speed and accuracy, loves social, writes smart, stylish copy, and gets the Mumsnet voice.

The role

This role is ideal for a graduate, but would equally suit someone returning from a career break.

The role is a varied and dynamic one, but in the course of a typical day you'd be expected to:

  • keep our homepage looking lively, topical and brimming with stuff our users want to read
  • produce email newsletters
  • source and edit images and create shareable graphics and memes
  • turn our users' contributions into brilliantly readable, search-optimised pages
  • write cogent, arresting headlines
  • create and schedule social posts

To do all this, you'll need

  • an innate sense of written style, and impeccable grammar
  • intimate knowledge and understanding of social media platforms
  • to take genuine pleasure in crafting the perfect sentence
  • great Photoshop skills
  • to be ready to take the initiative and grab responsibility
  • to love Mumsnet and its extraordinary community
  • an understanding of SEO

We’re looking for someone to work five days a week in our offices in Kentish Town, though we are always happy to consider flexible working requests.

Who we are

Mumsnet is the UK’s biggest website for parents, and our purpose is to make their lives easier. We’ve got some of the busiest forums in Europe, with users offering each other advice and support 24/7 (as well as more content, bloggers, videos, events and campaigns than you can shake a rattle at). We want to be indispensably useful for parents, and a great place to work.

Why work for us?

We’ve grown steadily and sustainably over the last 16 odd years and we’ve got every intention of carrying on. We’re building a high-performance, collaborative and agile work environment. We believe that mistakes are human, but learning is divine. We put purpose before profits, we’re committed to diversity and equality, and our computers - metaphorically speaking - say 'YES'. We don't only want to hire the best people: we want to retain them. If you need some flexibility, let us know and we’ll do our best. View our Diversity & Equality Policy. We are also proud to be a London Living Wage employer.

We host sandwich lunches, staff parties and knowledge sessions; we have a choir, a book club and a football team; and we have our own yoga studio while remaining tolerant of the Lycra-averse. Working for Mumsnet means never having to pretend you don’t have a family (or other commitments) and we promise never to keep you away from the school sports day.

Where we are

We’re based in sunny Kentish Town, where you’re never more than 500 metres away from a sourdough pizza and an elaborately refurbished pub.

Want to know more?

Introducing Mumsnet: Our Culture - our new guide to what it's like to work at Mumsnet. Read about our mission, our vision, our values and the behaviours we expect of the people who work at Mumsnet.

View Mumsnet: Our Culture: https://www.slideshare.net/Mumsnet/mumsnet-our-cul...

We’re looking for someone to work five days a week in our offices in Kentish Town, though we are always happy to consider flexible working requests.


If you think this sounds like you, please include the following with your application:

Deadlline for Applications: 23rd September 2018. We'll be calling the best candidates in for interview as soon as we spot them, so don't delay!