We're Hiring

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

Chief Program Officer - San Francisco, CA 

Reporting to the President, the newly created role of Chief Program Officer (CPO) will drive the strategic development, implementation, and ongoing refinement and growth of Common Sense's programs, ensuring an impactful experience for kids and their families, educators, advocates, partner organizations, and communities. Overseeing a team of 35, the CPO will lead the evaluation of all of Common Sense's programs, reporting on how services are delivered, using objective data and evaluation tools. The CPO will develop impact goals for the organization and help to reinforce and shape an organizational culture of sharing impact stories. As Common Sense embarks upon its next phase of growth and development, the CPO will serve as a true strategic partner to organizational leaders and external partners, providing vision, thought partnership, and execution capabilities. This is an ideal opportunity for a proven leader to apply their strategic and managerial expertise towards Common Sense's mission.

Media Reviewer - Podcasts (Contractor) - San Francisco, CA (remote available)

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. 

Media Reviewer - Video Games (Contractor) - San Francisco, CA (remote available)

Video game reviewers will use their subject-matter expertise, critical eye, and passion for equity to consume, evaluate, and write about entertainment content for parents through a child-development and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens. With excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, reviewers will produce anywhere from 1 to 10 new video game reviews per month. Work may also include updates to previously published reviews. We are committed to hiring reviewers from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences.

Senior Counsel/Counsel, Privacy & Technology Policy - Washington, D.C. 

Together with policymakers, industry leaders, and global media partners, the Senior Counsel/Counsel position will help to build a digital world that works better for all kids, their families, and our country by leading advocacy on advocacy on digital privacy and platform accountability policy at Common Sense. They will work to advance protections and improve safeguards and accountability for children, teens, and our democracy, at the state, federal, and international policy levels. And they'll do so while developing legislative solutions, engaging rulemaking, and interacting with the tech industry to create a healthy internet for all.

Senior Developer - San Francisco, CA (remote available)

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Developer to operate as a full-stack engineer and 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 organizational 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, but 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 connect members with each other and the rest of the world.

Senior Manager, Business Development - San Francisco, CA (remote available)

We are seeking an experienced, talented, and dynamic Senior Manager, Business Development to support new business opportunities and help forge partnerships in the media, tech, and edtech spaces to broaden our distribution footprint and generate substantial revenue for the organization.

Our innovative funding model combines earned income and philanthropic sources of revenue. Common Sense Media's age-appropriate media reviews (of movies, TV shows, games, apps, books, and websites) and parenting advice are licensed to leading media and technology companies that include Comcast, Target, Sky, Apple, and Vudu.com, among many others. Our Digital Citizenship Curriculum and education resources can be found on Nearpod and Learning.com, and our education platform is a go-to resource for teachers seeking guidance for using technology in the classroom.

Senior Policy Associate - Washington, D.C. (remote during the COVID-19 pandemic) 

Common Sense is looking for a senior policy associate to help manage Common Sense's tech and kids advocacy agenda on Capitol Hill and within the states. This position is primarily focused on federal policy support but, as needed, also will support the advocacy team on state and international advocacy. 

Senior Product Designer - San Francisco, CA (remote available)

We're looking for a skilled, human-centric Senior Product Designer (responsive web and app design) to bring the Common Sense vision and brand to life through exceptional digital experiences for our diverse audience of tens of millions of parents, caregivers, teachers, and kids. You are a skilled designer able to manage and inspire more junior designers. At Common Sense cohesive, accessible, and intuitive design is central to our mission of making the digital world a better place for all kids.