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.
Arizona Education Manager- Phoenix, AZ.
The Arizona education manager is a frontline ambassador for Common Sense's education programs and is responsible for developing and executing a strategy to increase adoption and use of these programs in Phoenix and throughout the state of Arizona. A primary focus of this work is establishing and managing partnerships with local school districts and community organizations as well as regional educational associations/centers. Efforts include introducing schools and groups to our resources, facilitating professional development/training sessions, and supporting partners in implementing our resources and engaging parent/caregiver communities in understanding the role media and technology play in children's lives. The Arizona education manager also will pilot new education content and resources as well as evaluate the impact of programming.
Marketing Communications Coordinator- San Francisco, CA.
We are seeking a marketing and communications coordinator to support the vice president of external relations. Skilled at communicating with various stakeholders, the ideal candidate will show initiative across all functions of the role. They are supremely organized and tech-savvy and possess excellent people skills and a willingness to solve problems and get work done.
Data Analyst- San Francisco, CA.
Common Sense Media is actively looking for a self-motivated, mission-driven data analyst/scientist to join our team. The data analyst/scientist will work alongside marketing, product and engineering, development, and other departments to set up and deliver advanced analytics and data-driven insights to stakeholders. The main work tool will be Looker; we need someone who can work with the business users/analyst types in different departments, helping them understand and deliver the dashboards and queries that inform their decisions.
Development Manager, Foundations- San Francisco, CA or New York, NY
We are seeking a Development Manager to join our talented and passionate development team! The ideal candidate has had strategic design and fundraising experience as part of previous role(s). Exceptionally strong written and oral communication and presentation skills are critical.
Director, Business Development- San Francisco, CA.
We are seeking an experienced, talented, and dynamic director of business development to support a subset of key existing partnerships and drive new business opportunities forging partnerships in the media and tech space to broaden our distribution footprint and generate substantial revenue for the organization.
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.
Staff Accountant- San Francisco, CA.
We are seeking an experienced Staff Accountant to join our Finance Team to help us scale smoothly and efficiently. In this role, you’ll work alongside our experienced Controller and other members of the Finance and Administrative Teams. You’ll also be a member of an organization where we value transparency, are passionate about what we do, and take care in our interactions with colleagues and customers.
Senior Technologist - San Francisco, CA.
We are seeking a Senior Technologist 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.
U.K. Director- London, U.K.
The U.K. director is responsible for driving a strategic effort to build Common Sense's presence, philanthropic base, and strategic partnerships throughout the United Kingdom. The U.K. director is a frontline ambassador and fundraiser who cultivates, solicits, and manages high-profile relationships with local foundations/trusts and major donors as well as corporate, media, and education partners. S/he supports Common Sense organizational priorities by providing strategic input and helping to identify and structure partnerships in the region.