Editorial Assistant, Gransnet

London (North), London (Greater)
£20,000 pa
08 Aug 2018
05 Sep 2018
Wendy Collinson
Contract Type
Full Time

The role

We're on the hunt for a super-talented editorial assistant to join our team. This role is offered as a full-time position, made up of some community management out of hours. We are open to part-time options for the right candidate.

What you will do:

● Community management;

● Social media;

● Updating content across the site;

● Analysing and optimising

What you must have

● An aptitude for and desire to learn new skills

● An innate sense of writing style and impeccable grammar;

● Photoshop skills;

● Intimate knowledge and understanding of social media;

It’d be nice if you had

● Experience of Google Analytics

● An understanding of writing for SEO;

● Previous experience working for a digital publication

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

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

Please note that your application must contain all three elements, otherwise it will not go forward for consideration.

We'll be interviewing good candidates as soon as we spot them so don't delay in applying!

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

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 equality and diversity 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-culture-107447221