Editorial Assistant

Kentish Town, London
15 Aug 2017
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


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. 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 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.

The role

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

This role is ideal for a graduate who already has some experience and is looking to move up the editorial ladder - but would equally suit someone who may be 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:

  • turn our users' contributions into brilliantly readable pages
  • write cogent, arresting headlines
  • create and schedule social posts
  • source and edit images and create shareable graphics and memes
  • react to breaking news and identify trending stories
  • produce email newsletters using a dedicated CMS
  • keep our homepage looking lively, topical and brimming with stuff our users want to read
  • write, sub and generate content ideas to inspire and delight the Mumsnet audience

To do all this, you'll need

  • to take genuine pleasure in crafting the perfect sentence
  • an innate sense of written style, and impeccable grammar
  • intimate knowledge and understanding of social media platforms
  • great Photoshop skills
  • previous experience in a digital role
  • to be able to sub a page accurately and at speed
  • to be ready to take the initiative and grab responsibility
  • to love Mumsnet and its extraordinary community
  • an understanding of SEO
  • analytics experience

We’re looking for someone to work five days a week in our offices in Kentish Town.

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

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


Please note that if your application does not include the above criteria, it will not go forward for consideration.

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