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.
- Our HR team reviews applications to identify qualified candidates.
- Qualified candidates are invited to do a telephone screening.
- 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.
- References will be solicited from our final candidates. (Please note that some positions will require additional background checks.)
- 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.
Business Development Manager- San Francisco, CA.
We are seeking a business development manager to work closely with the business development team and collaborate across the organization to support a broad range of efforts focused on securing new licensed content partnerships spanning the consumer and education space. The primary functions of this role are: support of new business prospecting and pipeline management; analysis/research of industry trends; and support of proposal development and negotiations of new and renewed partner agreements. This role is based in San Francisco and will report to the director of business development. Some travel may be required.
Chief of Staff- San Francisco, CA.
The chief of staff reports directly to the founder and CEO and acts as Jim's "go-to advisor." This role requires a highly resourceful individual who can collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others; the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships; and the capability to interact on all levels of multiple organizations. The ideal candidate will handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing long-term projects with the urgency of immediate demands. The chief of staff must handle confidential information and act as a liaison between Jim and his constituencies, both internally and externally, and must possess strong communication and social media skills.
Digital Engagement and Advocacy Manager - San Francisco, CA.
We are seeking a digital engagement and advocacy manager to help determine the strategy for and lead the tactical execution of building the Common Sense member base across all digital platforms. This person will pay particular attention to converting new members via our web properties and improving the engagement of existing members via email. This person will also play a critical role in developing search engine marketing and search engine optimization tactics, improving member acquisition through social media, and exploring acquisition through other digital channels as the situation dictates.
Full Stack Engineer- San Francisco, CA.
We are seeking an experienced full-stack engineer 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, 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 help connect members with each other and the rest of the world.
Head of Communications- San Francisco, CA.
Reporting to the vice president of External Affairs, the Head of Communications will develop and lead a high-profile, high-volume press operation for Common Sense, directly managing activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand, programs, reputation, and impact.
NY Development Associate- New York, NY.
We are seeking a development associate to assist the New York director on a variety of projects and administrative activities including event planning; donor cultivation and stewardship; partnerships and presence building; and media relations. This includes responsibility for administrative and logistical support for all New York projects. Supporting these initiatives, the New York associate will help Common Sense enhance our brand visibility, achieve fundraising goals, and expand our major/leadership gifts donor base in New York.
Social Media Manager - San Francisco, CA.
We are currently seeking an experienced social media manager to execute social media content and marketing strategies, social community engagement, and member acquisition for Common Sense Media and Common Sense Education. The social media manager will create, curate, publish, and monitor social content on seven channels and track and analyze performance across the Consumer and Education pillars of our organization.
Tech Policy Director - San Francisco, CA.
We are seeking a Tech Policy Director to develop a tech advocacy agenda that prioritizes kids' best interests, covering privacy and security, product design, AI, voice, and more. This person will manage Kids Action tech legislative advocacy efforts in California and nationwide to protect and empower kids and families in the digital age.
Visual Designer/UI Designer- San Francisco, CA.
We are seeking an experienced Visual Designer/UI Designer to join our team. This person will be experienced in visual designs, web/interaction design, and possess top-notch communication, project-management, and presentation skills. This position will report to the Creative Director, and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.