Do you want to run a Mumsnet Local site?

(160 Posts)
EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Sep-13 11:19:56

Do you need a new packet of biscuits project to perk up Autumn and beyond?

Mumsnet Local is expanding all the time and we are looking for new Local Editors. Our current team of brilliant and dedicated Local Editors make sure their site is full of relevant listings, encouraging local Mumsnetters and businesses to post listings and reviews on the site and filling the gaps, so it's a useful community hub for local parents.

They also oversee Local Ambassadors, who are busy organising meet-ups all over the country, as well as encouraging community links locally. What Local Editors can't do is see anyone's private Mumsnet membership details or posting history (sorry, only the Community team are allowed in there).

We don't expect Local Editors to do all this for free; Local Editors get revenue from Local advertising and offers.

We know we're not quite there with Local yet, but we're moving along, and we're on the brink of launching some whizzy new stuff that Tech's been putting together in a bunker all summer.

We've pasted a list of the sites needing Local Editors below so if you're interested in finding out more please email local@mumsnet.com with 'interested in becoming a Local Editor' in the subject field.

Some of the sites are still a bit empty, so take a look around Kent to see what a site looks like when it's populated with meet-ups, listings, Local Talk, Offers, etc:

Ideally you would have had some experience in a media, advertising sales or organisational role and be able to spell, but bags of enthusiasm and strong community links can go a long way to making a local site a success.

List of sites still needing Local Editors

Anglesey
Argyll & Bute
Barking & Dagenham
Bath
Blackburn
Bolton & Bury
Bradford
Brighton & Hove
Bromley
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil
Calderdale
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
Cardiff
Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Channel Islands
Chelmsford
Cheshire
Colchester & Harwich
Connaught
Conwy & Denbighshire
County Londonderry/Derry
County Antrim
County Armargh
County Down
County Fermanagh
County Tyrone
Coventry
Cumbria
Dudley
Dumfries & Galloway
Durham
Ealing
East & West Dunbartonshire
East Ayrshire
East Lothian & Midlothian
Edinburgh
Enfield
Falkirk & West Lothian
Gloucestershire
Gwynedd
Harrow
Havering
Herefordshire
Highlands & Islands
Hillingdon
Ipswich
Isle Of Man
Isle of Wight
Kensington & Chelsea
Kingston Upon Hull
Kirklees
Lambeth
Leicester
Leicestershire
Luton
Merton
Moray
Munster
Neath Port Talbot & Bridgend
Newham
North Ayrshire & Inverclyde
North Yorkshire
Northampton
Northamptonshire
Nottinghamshire
Oldham & Rochdale
Pembrokeshire
Perth & Kinross
Peterborough
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Powys
Redbridge
Renfrewshires
Rhondda Cynon Taff & Vale of Glamorgan
Rotherham
Rutland
Sandwell
Scottish Borders
Sheffield
Shropshire
Slough
Solihull
South and North Lanarkshire
South Ayrshire
South Yorkshire
Southend-on-Sea
Southwark
Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent
Suffolk
Sutton
Swansea
Tyneside
Wakefield
Walsall
Waltham Forest
Warrington
West Sussex
Wiltshire
Wolverhampton

evanscrittenmum Tue 24-Sep-13 12:13:54

Exciting! Is there a date for the training day?

LocalEditorPortsmouth Tue 24-Sep-13 12:22:41

Just popped in to test the new registration worked not twirl about and show off and not after having to ask Emma stupid questions oh no.
Well would you look at that, it worked.

LocalEditorBournemouth Tue 24-Sep-13 12:32:17

If anyone is in Bournemouth & Poole and would like to volunteer as a Local Ambassador then please send me a message or email me: bournemouth@mumsnetlocal.com.

Good luck everyone who has applied. I'm really enjoying it so far.

New registration! How do we do that?! I've been editor for weeks now and have the handbook and stuff but no replies to emails about logins and Facebook logins etc. sad

NumTumDeDum Tue 24-Sep-13 14:57:42

Ah now Titsallin, that I can help with! You've been given am email address and password with the twitter details. Use that email address to join mn as a new member and your name is LocalEditor[insert area here]. You then verify the account by logging into your email account (page 19 hamdbook) using the password given with the email address. Hope that's clear. I had to ask too!

Ahh, that's incredibly simple, I'm very blush that I didn't think of that! Thank you very much. smile

NumTumDeDum Tue 24-Sep-13 15:40:24

S'ok. T'was a wee bit embarassing having to ask Emma, especially after I'd just emailed her my CV... As Homer would say, D'oh!

BinarySolo Wed 25-Sep-13 12:33:17

I emailed ages ago and have still heard nothing. Does that mean Kirklees is taken?

confuddledDOTcom Wed 25-Sep-13 19:15:13

I've just heard this week, my papers will be off as soon as oh gets them printed!

scrummummy Tue 01-Oct-13 22:32:04

oh has anyone applied for Waltham forest yet? I'll send a proper email in the morning smile

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