Editorial Assistant

London (Central), London (Greater)
£19,015 per annum
13 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Who we are

Gransnet, Mumsnet’s sister site, is the busiest social networking site for the over 50s. Launched in May 2011, the site was described by the Telegraph as "a new dawn in grey power."

At its heart is a buzzing forum where users debate the hot topics of the day, support each other through tough times and share a laugh. Brimming with useful content covering everything from fashion to grandparenting, travel to technology, as well as competitions and an incredibly popular bookclub, there is something on the site for everyone. Gransnet is recognised as a champion for digital inclusion and is constantly challenging the stereotypes of ‘older people’ in the media

What’s more, we have Gransnet Local, a network of sites featuring the very best in your local community as wellas opportunities for gransnetters to meet up with like-minded neighbourhood folk.

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?

Mumsnet has 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. For more about our equality and diversity policy, see here. We are also proud to be a London Living Wage employer.

We host sandwich lunches, staff parties and knowledge sessions; we have photography, film and book clubs, 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.

The role
We're on the hunt for a super-talented individual to join our editorial team. This role is offered as a full-time 5-day week position but we are proud to be a flexible employer and would certainly consider flexible options for the right candidate.

What you will do

  • Write and edit content for SEO;
  • Social media;
  • Community management;
  • Producing email newsletters using a dedicated CMS.


What you must have

  • An innate sense of writing style and impeccable grammar;
  • An understanding of writing for SEO;
  • Photoshop skills;
  • Intimate knowledge and understanding of social media;
  • Appreciation of the issues and challenges of our target audience.

It’d be nice if you had

  • Experience of Google Analytics
  • Previous experience working for a digital publication

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with the following:

  1. your CV
  2. a covering letter that summarises your suitability for the role and your awareness of Gransnet
  3. Links to or samples of your writing

Please be aware that if your application doesn’t include the above three items, it will not go forward for consideration.

Deadline for applications is: Friday 28th July

We’ll be calling the best candidates for interview as soon as we spot them so don’t delay in applying!