Job 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. Please submit applications by sending your resume and cover letter to and putting the position you're applying for in the subject line.

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


To support its rapid growth, and to develop the financial metrics required to measure and ensure success, Common Sense is seeking an extremely talented Chief Financial Officer to partner with the Senior Management team as it undertakes this exciting next phase.

Vice President, Foundation Partnerships

We are currently seeking a bright, energetic professional to help lead our Foundations team’s growth efforts. The successful candidate will have exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills and a proven track record of raising major grants from Foundations. Reporting to the Chief Education and Strategy Officer, the Vice President, Foundation Partnerships will ensure the creation and implementation of strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and expand a $15 million grant portfolio.

Director, Education Business Development 

Presently, we are seeking an experienced, talented and dynamic Director of Education Business Development to drive new business opportunities in the education space, forging partnerships with enterprise in order to broaden our distribution footprint in schools and generate substantial revenue for the organization. This position will report to the Vice President of Business Development, and be based in San Francisco. Some travel will be required.

Front End Engineer

We are currently seeking a talented, experienced Front-end Engineer to join a team of 8 Drupal developers, a QA engineer, product managers, and design staff to work on a rapidly expanding set of Drupal websites.  This position will be based in our San Francisco office. This is an opportunity to work on one of the nation’s major consumer sites that reaches over 70 million homes and tens of thousands of schools. 

Partnerships Coordinator

We are seeking a Partnerships Coordinator that will work closely with the business development team to support a growing portfolio of partners, requiring a broad range of partnership management duties. 

Honors Policy Program Associate

Common Sense is seeking an Honors Policy Program Associate. This is a wonderful opportunity for a savvy recent college graduate and talented team player to join a thriving group of professionals with a passion for what they do. This role will require a resourceful self-starter loaded with initiative and enthusiasm and superior writing and computer skills, as well as the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. The successful candidate will be skilled at communicating with a wide range of professionals, staying organized, and helping the team achieve its goals.

Director of Finance and Administration

We are looking for a Director of Finance and Administration who is a CPA with deep nonprofit accounting experience and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in public accounting, preferably servicing a mix of for profit and nonprofit clients.

Director of Research

The Director of Research serves as a key member of Common Sense Media's research and academic team. Reporting to the Vice President of Research, the Director helps manage the organization's research and evaluation efforts in the research program as well as those connected to family/consumer and education programs. 

Policy Associate 

We are seeking a Policy Associate to contribute to the advancement of legislative efforts in California and throughout the nation. Reporting to the Vice President for California Policy, the Policy Associate will assist with the development, implementation, and communication of the organization’s advocacy agenda. 

Video Editor/Motion Graphics Designer

We are seeking a creative Video Editor/Motion Graphics Designer to edit live action documentary style, how-to tip, screen capture and explainer videos for Common Sense Media’s website , Mobile App, YouTube Channel and Video-On-Demand audiences.  Our ideal candidates will have 3 years of experience and looking to enhance their skillset.

Communications Manager

We are seeking a talented Communications Manager to help strategize, execute, and support Common Sense's media relations campaigns across the organization's consumer, education, and research efforts.  Externally, the Manager works closely with reporters, editors, producers, conference organizers and others, to secure positive media coverage and external promotion of Common Sense and its mission.

Communications Coordinator

We are seeking a talented Communications Coordinator to help support and execute Common Sense's media relations campaigns across the organization's consumer, education, and research efforts.  This role works closely with the rest of the communications team, as well as key staff in other departments, to keep communications channels open and to identify and surface media angles relevant to various activities within our organization.