Thank you for considering Common Sense as a place to work. We feel strongly about hiring smart, passionate, creative people who want to improve the media and technology landscape for kids, families, and schools. Here you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the hiring process.

How do I apply for a job?

All positions are posted on this website. Please click the job title to see the full job description for that position as well as specific instructions for applying.  If you have any questions or technical difficulties, please contact us here.

What is the process after an application is submitted?

  1. Our HR team reviews applications to identify qualified candidates. (Please note we cannot respond to every application.)
  2. Qualified candidates are invited to do a telephone screening.
  3. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an in-person or virtual interview. Common Sense typically conducts 2 to 3 rounds of interviews in the hiring process.
  4. References will be solicited from our final candidates. (Please note that some positions will require additional background checks.)
  5. A formal written job offer will be made to our top final candidate.

Here at Common Sense, we honor the diversity of our talented employees.  

Current Openings

Chief of Staff to the Founder & CEO

San Francisco, CA

The chief of staff will directly support and partner with our founder and CEO, Jim Steyer. You will work across multiple levels of Common Sense to drive key organization-wide and external facing projects and manage the Office of the CEO, including staff. The chief of staff is a highly visible role that partners with the CEO and our executive leadership team to foster communication across the entire organization, manage relationships with external stakeholders and executives, and lead impactful initiatives out of the Office of the CEO.

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Manager/Senior Manager, Business Development & Operations

San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, New York Metropolitan (Tri-State) Area, Washington DC Metropolitan Area

We are seeking an experienced, talented, and dynamic Business Development & Operations professional to support new business opportunities in the media and tech space to broaden our distribution footprint and generate sustainable revenue for the organization. The ideal candidate for this position will have strong knowledge of the media and tech space, and experience developing compelling proposals, modeling financials, managing pipeline, and structuring deals. Experience in business analysis and/or financial modeling, as well as contract development/negotiation and proposal development, is a must.

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Media Reviewer, Podcasts (Contractor)

Remote

The equity-focused podcast reviewer will use their subject-matter expertise to consume, evaluate, and write about entertainment content for parents through the lenses of child development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). With excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, this contract role will produce anywhere from one to 10 new podcast reviews per month. Work may also include updates to previously published reviews. We are committed to hiring reviewers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

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Media Reviewer, YouTube (Contractor)

Remote

The equity-focused YouTube reviewer will use their subject-matter expertise to consume, evaluate, and write about entertainment content for parents through the lenses of child development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). With excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, this contract role will produce anywhere from one to 10 new YouTube reviews per month. Work may also include updates to previously published reviews. We are committed to hiring reviewers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

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Regional Director, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles (LA) Regional Director will serve as the lead ambassador and representative, strategist, front-line fundraiser, and public face of Common Sense in Southern California. Their primary goal is to help unlock the impact and resources of key stakeholders in LA to serve the mission of Common Sense. To that end, they will collaborate with the CEO and other staff to build and manage the organization's relationships in Hollywood, identify and generate strategic opportunities or partnerships with the media and entertainment industry, drive regional cultivation events, and work with independent schools based in the region.

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Senior Developer

San Francisco, CA, or remote

We are currently seeking an experienced full-stack engineer with strong front-end skills to join a team of developers, QA engineers, product managers, and UX designers who work closely with UI designers led by a creative director. This role will help build and maintain all things client-facing and will help translate our organization and customer needs into functionally seamless and appealing interactive applications. Creating a great user experience is a focal point of this role, and the ideal candidate is curious about new digital technologies and stays abreast of coding best practices. There are also likely to be back-end tasks and problems to solve. This role will collaborate with a top-notch team of developers on a feature-rich, responsive site and help build personalized and social site experiences to help connect members with each other and the rest of the world.

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Senior Director, California Policy

Sacramento, CA

The Senior Director for California Policy is responsible for developing and executing Common Sense's California policy and advocacy priorities and representing Common Sense's overall mission and values in Sacramento and across the state. The role includes developing and moving legislation, working with the executive branch and state agencies, and managing advocacy partnerships.

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