Career opportunities

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 e-mail [email protected].

What is the process after an application is submitted?

Applications are collected in the jobs inbox – 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

Director of Communications-San Francisco, CA

We are seeking a Director of Communications to help manage the media relations operations for the organization and to work closely with the Vice President of Communications and Strategic Programs to implement the organizational communications plan.  The Director of Communications will report to the Vice President of Communications and Strategic Programs and work closely with the 5-member communications team that is responsible for promoting the organization’s brand, programs and messages to key constituents, with a main focus on the news media.

UI/Interactive Designer-San Francisco, CA

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic mid-level designer who can work autonomously and collaborate effectively with our UX, marketing, and product teams. Resourceful and results-driven, the ideal candidate is a design mastermind who possesses excellent multitasking skills. This position reports directly to the creative director and will support the organization-wide efforts of the design team.  

Policy Associate-D.C.

The Common Sense Kids Action team is seeking a policy associate to contribute to the advancement of federal legislative efforts. Reporting to the vice president for federal policy, the policy associate will assist with research, writing, and advocacy tactics and will help with the development, implementation, and communication of the organization's advocacy agenda. Resourceful, creative, and efficient, the ideal candidate is an excellent researcher and writer, passionate about advocacy, tech-savvy, and able to work collaboratively and independently and can multitask seamlessly.

Business Analyst-San Francisco, CA

We're seeking a savvy Business Analyst who will work closely with the VP, Business Development, to support new business prospecting, provide analysis of industry trends, and support negotiations with new and existing partner agreements. This role is based in San Francisco and will report to the VP,  Business Development. Some travel may be required. No relocation package is available.

Executive Assistant, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer-San Francisco, CA

Common Sense is seeking a stellar executive assistant skilled at communicating with senior executives, funders, and various other high-profile persons to support our Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer. The ideal candidate will possess excellent people skills, superior writing and computer skills, the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and the ability to multitask effectively.