Editorial Intern, Gransnet

NW5 1LB, London (Greater)
£1714.38 per month, based on £20,572.50 per annum
27 Mar 2019
28 Apr 2019
Ms Wendy Collinson
Contract Type

The role

We're on the hunt for a super-talented individual to join our editorial team as an intern for a 6-month period.

This role is offered as a full-time position, made up of some community management out of hours, and paid at the London Living Wage of ​£1,714.38 per month, based on an annual salary of £20,572.50.

What you'll do:

  • Community management;
  • Social media;
  • Updating content across the site;
  • Analysing and optimising;

What we’re looking for:

  • Appreciation of the issues and challenges of our target audience;
  • 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.

How we’ll support you:

  • Ongoing on the job training from your line manager;
  • LinkedIn online learning - bi-weekly DEAL sessions, training to be agreed with your line manager;
  • Initial cross training across the Gransnet team;
  • Initial briefing sessions with relevant business partners.

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

Why work for us?

This is a brilliant opportunity to work on a busy and dynamic website and to gain skills and experience that will look fantastic on any CV. Gransnet has grown steadily over the last 6 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 - http://www.mumsnet.com/info/diversity-and-equality-policy - and our improved parental leave policies - https://www.mumsnet.com/jobs/mumsnets-parental-policies. 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 Gransnet/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 and Gransnet. Read about our mission, our vision, our values and the behaviours we expect of the people who work here.


This role reports into the joint Editors, Gransnet and is based our offices in Kentish Town. This role is offered as a full-time position, made up of some community management out of hours.

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.

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