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 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?

Please note we cannot respond to every application.

  1. Our HR team reviews applications to identify qualified candidates.
  2. Qualified candidates are invited to do a telephone screening.
  3. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an in-person interview. Common Sense typically conducts 2 to 3 rounds of in-person 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

2021 Summer Internships-San Francisco, Ca (remote during the COVID-19 pandemic)

We are seeking bright self-starters with a passion for our mission to fill our 2021 summer internships. This is your chance to learn alongside talented, dedicated professionals in a fun, collaborative, and mission-driven environment. 

Executive Editor, Review Library- San Francisco, Ca (remote during the COVID-19 pandemic)

Reporting to the editor-in-chief, the executive editor, review library, will manage the content and quality of Common Sense's deep library of existing parent-facing media reviews, ensuring that they reflect and incorporate current editorial/organizational priorities and principles, with a focus on projects and priorities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Working in partnership with the executive editor, ratings, and reviews, this person will help define and refine editorial standards and guidelines, making sure they apply across Common Sense's full consumer content library. Other responsibilities may include recruiting and managing freelance writers (and training them on our tools and processes), working with other departments, and meeting with content license partners. We are committed to hiring editors from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences and strongly encourage BIPOC candidates to apply.

Leadership Gifts Officer- San Francisco, Ca. (COVID-19 remote)

The leadership gifts officer serves as the lead strategist, manager, and frontline fundraiser for Common Sense's leadership gifts fundraising effort (gifts of $100,000 or more). Working closely with the chief strategy and development officer, the CEO, and board members, this position is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding existing and new donor relationships, with a focus on raising six- and seven-figure gifts.

Video Distribution Coordinator- San Francisco, Ca (remote during the COVID-19 pandemic)

We are looking for a video editor and distribution coordinator with Adobe Creative Cloud experience to support the video team's wide-ranging projects. You will blend video-editing responsibilities with key day-to-day video team activities such as uploading videos, creating images, managing metadata, and tracking view metrics for site, social, affiliate, and partner platforms.

West Coast Development Associate - San Francisco, Ca (remote during the COVID-19 remote)

The West Coast development associate is responsible for assisting and supporting Common Sense's West Coast fundraising efforts. You will work with senior development staff in identifying, researching, cultivating, and stewarding major and leadership gifts on the West Coast (primarily the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles to start). Common Sense has just completed a new three-year strategic plan with an exciting vision for growth. This position is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in learning the ins and outs of fundraising from a team of professionals committed to mentoring and providing them the tools and programs they need to succeed in the role.