Jill Murphy, Vice President, Editor in Chief
Jill Murphy is vice president and editor-in-chief at Common Sense Media and serves as a strategic leader within the organization. Jill joined Common Sense in January 2005, built the editorial department with founding editor-in-chief Liz Perle, and served as deputy managing editor and later managing editor before becoming editorial director in 2010. She oversees the ratings and reviews for all media channels including movies, TV, games, websites, apps, music, and books. She also develops and manages the content strategy for parenting advice through the parenting blog, tips, and Q&As. Jill also works closely with content partners including DirecTV, Comcast, Netflix, Target.com, CNN.com, and more to further leverage the library of Common Sense Media reviews and advice.
In her time with Common Sense Media, Jill has been instrumental in evolving our ratings, reviews, and advice to keep up with where parents are. She has overseen the creation of our For Your Family recommendation engine, worked to refine and enhance the rating process, and continues to insure the latest research on kids and media is incorporated into Common Sense advice and reviews. She has been involved in countless product launches and content migrations, all while keeping the team on schedule to produce over 2500 new reviews and hundreds of recommendation lists and parent advice articles, each year.
Jill's commitment to Common Sense affords her the opportunity to help families avoid the TV shows she is devoted to. She serves as the resident expert on any and all reality TV, late '80s/'90s sitcoms, and other useless pop culture trivia that she claims is "for work." Jill holds a BA from San Francisco State University in broadcast and electronic communication arts, with an emphasis on writing and media literacy.
Current favorites: This is Us, Real Housewives of any city, Black-ish, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Won't Stop, Must-Watch, but Can't Sleep Afterwards: The Handmaid's Tale
Kid favorites: Liv and Maddie, Muppet Babies, The Magic School Bus, Odd Squad, Harry Potter, and Project Mc2
In the queue: The Staircase, Succession
Just Can't Wait For More: The Crown, Younger, Stranger Things, Vanderpump Rules
Still mourning: Parenthood, Downton Abbey, Friday Night Lights, Ladies of London, Strangers with Candy