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

Associate Editor, TV/Movies- San Francisco, CA

Reporting to the senior editor, television, the associate editor, TV/movies will research and edit reviews for episodic and feature-length content from major streaming services (including but not limited to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon) and other sources, helping meet business partner deliverables and ensuring a robust review library. Other duties may include updating older reviews, contributing to curated lists, and management of freelance writers.

Development Associate, Foundations- San Francisco, CA

Under the direction of the director of development, foundations, the development associate, foundations, works to help the foundations team identify, cultivate, solicit, and expand a ~$10 million grant portfolio. Responsibilities include identification of and research on new foundation prospects; project management of existing grants and deliverables; writing grant concept papers, letters of inquiry (LOIs), proposals, and progress reports; and developing meeting materials (e.g., Google Slides).

Director of Development, Foundations- San Francisco, CA

The director of development, foundations, will ensure the creation and implementation of strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and expand a ~$10 million grant portfolio. The director is responsible for cultivating, securing, and stewarding major foundation relationships from the initial introduction through grant approval and management. Additionally, the director manages the foundations pipeline, dashboard, and the grant-funding process, working with a team of three people with support from the vice president of philanthropic partnerships and the chief development and strategy officer. The role includes researching and identifying new foundation prospects and conceptualizing, writing, and reviewing concept papers/proposals as well as developing budgets.

Director of HR- San Francisco, CA

We are currently seeking a director of HR to lead the day-to-day functioning of our HR team. The director of HR will work closely with the VP of talent management and HR to plan and execute Common Sense's people strategy. She or he will provide guidance and direction to management and staff on key employee life-cycle junctures, including onboarding, professional development, and succession planning. She or he will manage the HR coordinator, ensuring that our processes and procedures are top-notch and that our employees have the support and tools to do their best work. This position requires discretion and a high degree of confidentiality, as well as a strong commitment to continuous improvement and the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Director of Partnerships- San Francisco, CA

We are seeking an experienced, talented, and dynamic director of partnerships to manage our existing portfolio of partners across media and tech and to support new business opportunities and opportunities that generate revenue for the organization. The director of partnerships leads day-to-day relationships with partnership stakeholders and is responsible for maintaining engagement and strong rapport across all levels of our partner contacts, from senior executives and brand managers to product managers and engineers.

Executive Assistant, Office of the CFO- San Francisco, CA

We are seeking a top-notch executive assistant skilled at communicating with senior executives, key leaders and stakeholders, and all levels of staff. This position plays a key role supporting the chief financial and administrative officer and other members of the finance and administration team. Resourceful and astute, the ideal candidate is tech-savvy and possesses excellent people and writing skills. This is an exempt-level role and will report directly to the chief financial and administrative officer.

Product Designer- San Francisco, CA. 

We are seeking a product designer to join our team. This person will create product designs for complex and diverse organizational requirements. This person will report to the creative director and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

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. 

Senior U.K. Movie/TV Editor (contractor)- Farringdon, Central London, U.K. 

Reporting to the executive editor of reviews and ratings (based in the U.S.), the senior U.K. movie/TV editor will research, assign, and edit parent-facing reviews for original U.K. movies, as well as retrofit popular U.S. reviews for a U.K. audience. The editor will also liaise with the U.S.-based Business Development team and U.K.-based representatives in a business partner-facing capacity, serving as Common Sense's on-the-ground editorial expert and ensuring that all content-related partner deliverables are met. Other duties will include recruiting and managing freelance writers (and training them on our tools and processes), liaising with other international editors, and updating the U.S. editorial team frequently on progress and priorities. 

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.