Mumsnet Local – Do you want to be an Editor for your area?

(106 Posts)
EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 06-Feb-14 16:11:30

January is over so it might be time to poke your nose out and try something new.

Mumsnet Local was revamped last year and we have 180+ local sites across the UK. We aim to have up-to-date info on what's happening where you are, like lots of great ideas for activities to amuse the kids in Half Term. Please do have a look and sign-up to your local site. Where we already have Local Editors, we are now sending out monthly newsletters full of great suggestions of things to do, exclusive local offers for Mumsnetters and lots else besides.

We need your help to make this as good as it can be thanks cake

Please pop over and upload a listing, review a local service or have a chat to folks in your local area. Or, if you have more time and are looking to make a little money, you could take on a local site as a Mumsnet Local Editor?

We are looking for Editors in:

Anglesey
Belfast
Blackburn
Blackpool
Blaenau Gwent & Torfaen
Bradford
Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Channel Islands
Cheltenham & Gloucester
Cheshire (specifically, West Cheshire ? sharing with existing Editor)
Conwy & Denbighshire
County Londonderry/Derry
County Antrim
County Armagh
County Down
County Fermanagh
County Tyrone
Coventry
Derby
Dudley
Dumfries & Galloway
East Ayrshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
Glasgow
Gloucestershire
Gwynedd
Ipswich
Isle of Wight
Kingston Upon Hull
Kirklees
Leicestershire (sharing with existing Editor)
Luton
London: Barking & Dagenham
London: Brent
London: Hackney
London: Hillingdon
London: Redbridge
London: Sutton
Monmouthshire & Newport
Moray
Munster
Neath Port Talbot & Bridgend
North Ayrshire & Inverclyde
Northampton
Northamptonshire
Norwich
Nottinghamshire
Oldham & Rochdale
Perth & Kinross
Powys
Reading
Renfrewshire
Rotherham
Rutland
Scottish Borders
Slough
Solihull
South and North Lanarkshire
Southampton
Southend
South Yorkshire
Stirling & Clackmannanshire
North Staffordshire
Swindon
Teeside
Warrington
Wakefield
York

Mumsnet Local Editors manage their Mumsnet Local site, keeping it clean, tidy and up-to-date. They write newsletters and work with local ambassadors (voluntary) to hold meet-ups locally.

Local Editors can make money by contacting businesses local to them and asking them to advertise on their local sites. If you become a Local Editor, you will keep the revenue from the local advertising and offers that you book.

If this sounds of interest to you, then please do send us an email on local@mumsnet.com with 'interested in becoming a Local Editor' in the subject field. It helps if you tell us a bit about yourself in the email.

Local is still in its infancy but it's growing all of the time: In the last year we have seen some local editors who have been working hard to build local contacts and communities really starting to see dividends, with several seeing monthly earnings topping £1,000. It is slow and steady but the potential is great for the right people.

We very much look forward to hearing from you if you are interested or have any questions.

Happy New Year

MNHQ

PS, we are still processing emails from the last recruitment thread, as we've been spring cleaning our set-up process, so don't worry, you will hear from us in the next few days. grin

PortofinoRevisited Thu 06-Feb-14 19:22:36

YES - if we can have our Brussels page back!

LocalEdLeicsshire Thu 06-Feb-14 20:11:09

You might want to stick Leicestershire up there too - still looking for help with this area!

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 06-Feb-14 20:13:24

PortofinoRevisited

YES - if we can have our Brussels page back!

Hi Portofino,
It's on our To Do List! We haven't forgotten smile

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 06-Feb-14 20:18:25

LocalEdLeicsshire

You might want to stick Leicestershire up there too - still looking for help with this area!

Done!

notthegirlnextdoor Thu 06-Feb-14 20:57:06

What about Nottingham/Ashfield?

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 06-Feb-14 21:10:03

notthegirlnextdoor

What about Nottingham/Ashfield?

Nottingham already has a Local Editor who's just started recently, but Nottinghamshire is still free… Do send us an email if you're interested.

Suddengeekgirl Fri 07-Feb-14 08:38:31

What sort of time commitment does it require?

I could do with some extra £ and something to put on my CV confused but only have a few hours where dd is at playgroup.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 07-Feb-14 10:03:15

Suddengeekgirl

What sort of time commitment does it require?

I could do with some extra £ and something to put on my CV confused but only have a few hours where dd is at playgroup.

To make a real go of it, we have found that two days per week works well, particularly to start with, when LEs are setting everything up. Of course, hours are completely flexible across the week and up to the individual editor.

MrsBodger Fri 07-Feb-14 12:18:50

Have you got someone for Herefordshire?

curiousgeorgie Fri 07-Feb-14 13:10:24

Do you have someone for Epsom / Ewell / Stoneleigh?

Arion Fri 07-Feb-14 17:07:31

When you say that the editors keep the local site tidy, do you need to know how to write HTML? Contacting local businesses is one thing, I've never written any web pages so not sure how much technical knowledge I'd need?

MrsShrek3 Fri 07-Feb-14 18:35:00

I would really love to see a full list of areas - some seem quite specific and others downright bizarre. and fwiw the town I live in is not on any list I've ever seen, despite there being a good number of mners here. Hence I would like to see how areas are divided and where boundaries are.
TIA

Sunbeam18 Fri 07-Feb-14 19:56:45

How well is Edinburgh/West Lothian/Fife served? I'm a professional Editor and interested

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 08-Feb-14 12:44:14

MrsBodger

Have you got someone for Herefordshire?

Hi Mrs B
We have someone potentially interested in Herefordshire, but if you email us, we'll be in touch if they decide against.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 08-Feb-14 12:44:59

curiousgeorgie

Do you have someone for Epsom / Ewell / Stoneleigh?

They all fall in Surrey, which is already managed by a Local Editor

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 08-Feb-14 12:46:12

MrsShrek3

I would really love to see a full list of areas - some seem quite specific and others downright bizarre. and fwiw the town I live in is not on any list I've ever seen, despite there being a good number of mners here. Hence I would like to see how areas are divided and where boundaries are.
TIA

Hi Mrs Shrek, you can see a full list of sites here:
http://local.mumsnet.com/topics

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 08-Feb-14 12:47:06

Sunbeam18

How well is Edinburgh/West Lothian/Fife served? I'm a professional Editor and interested

Please do email us Sunbeam as something in the area may become available.

WireCat Sat 08-Feb-14 12:48:37

I can do southend.

WireCat Sat 08-Feb-14 12:49:13

I will do an email in a bit.

RevoltInParadise Sat 08-Feb-14 12:49:18

Emma,

I have messaged on these threads before, re local ambassador. I volunteered originally, got accepted then never heard anything. I have chased it up several times but nothing doing. sad

I am beginning to think you hate me and don't want me! grin sad

AnnabelleLee Sat 08-Feb-14 12:55:27

Have you thought about having any Local Editors for Ireland? There are rather a lot of us over here and a Dublin editor at least would be very useful (and I would be interested...;) )

LEKent Sat 08-Feb-14 13:30:46

Hi Arion

I'm the Kent Local Ed, and you don't need to know any programming language to look after the sites - so it's really straightforward!

Hth smile

MrsShrek3 Sun 09-Feb-14 13:25:18

thanks EmmaMn

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 09-Feb-14 15:43:33

RevoltInParadise

Emma,

I have messaged on these threads before, re local ambassador. I volunteered originally, got accepted then never heard anything. I have chased it up several times but nothing doing. sad

I am beginning to think you hate me and don't want me! grin sad

Eek, sorry about that blush It certainly wasn't intentional! I can see your pm, so let's sort you out!

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