Jobs at Mumsnet: we're hiring!

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Mumsnet is a family-friendly employer
, and we try as far as possible to offer flexibility. If you work here, you'll never have to miss the school assembly or sports day (unless you want to!), or feel bad about asking to work from home if your child is sick.

Plus, the office is generally well-stocked with biscuits and cakes (and, on Fridays, wine).

Fancy being part of the team? Currently, we have the following positions open:

Finance & Administration AssistantCommunity Assistant | Video Production Assistant |Book Club internship Brand Partnerships internship | Editorial internship | Video Production internship | Junior Java Developer

  

Finance & Administration Assistant

Working within the busy finance and admin team, reporting to the Financial Controller, this role will involve providing administrative support across all areas of finance and office management.

Role and responsibilities:

  • First point of call for all telephone and email queries to the Finance & Admin team
  • Sales ledger administration
  • Sending monthly statements
  • Preparing weekly payment runs
  • Credit card and  charge card reconciliations
  • Office administration, such as dealing with the post and stationary monitoring

Skills required:

  • Highly computer literate, with a good working knowledge of MS Excel
  • The ability to deal discretely with confidential information is essential
  • The ability to work to deadlines and manage a busy workload with competing priorities in a calm and professional manner
  • Flexibility and a pro-active attitude is important, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to use initiative and good judgment, as well as an enthusiastic approach to problem solving

The role is full-time, office-based in north London.

To apply: please send your CV and covering letter to finance-rachel@mumsnet.com in the first instance. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2015.
 

 

Community Assistant

Mumsnet is in the market for a Community Assistant to join our legendary [grin] community team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a bright graduate to develop an online career in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will have an excellent command of English, will be keen to learn about all things community management and will display an interest in how discussion forums work.

Knowing their AIBU from their POAS at 50 paces is an advantage.

They will be comfortable working closely with others as part of a dynamic team and be able to react quickly but calmly to the challenges of a fast-paced work environment. Above all, they will grasp and appreciate the concerns of the typical Mumsnet user.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Responding to members' queries by email
  • Answering members' queries on our discussion boards
  • Responding to or forwarding on enquiries from non-members
  • Using social media platforms to highlight Mumsnet's activities
  • Community management (no experience needed; training will be given)


Skills required:

  • Excellent communication skills, with a top-notch grasp of the written word
  • Calm, unflappable, conscientious personality
  • Understanding of the importance of providing good customer service
  • Desire to learn more about community management
  • Computer-literate, including some experience of using discussion forums
  • Demonstrable familiarity with social media
  • Interest in current affairs
  • Baking skills an advantage

The role is full-time, office-based in north London.

To apply, please send a CV with covering letter to jobs@mumsnet.com, by Sunday 1 February.

 

Video Production Assistant

Mumsnet is looking for a full-time Video Production Assistant to join its exciting Video department, based at our offices in north London.

You’ll be working closely with the Production Editor to produce creative and commercial content for the Mumsnet audience from concept to upload. We’ve filmed everything from cookery videos to celeb and political interviews, and we regularly work with top-name commercial clients too.

We want to make engaging, relevant video content which:

  • enhances Mumsnet’s editorial output
  • grows our YouTube audience
  • serves as an extension of our brand

Your responsibilities will include:

  • All elements of pre-production, from budgeting and logistics to storyboarding
  • Lighting and Shooting
  • Editing (Final Cut Pro X)
  • Creating animated graphics in After Effects
  • Helping to manage our YouTube channel and activity
  • Coming up with lots of creative ideas for Mumsnet videos
  • Copywriting and using our CMS to promote our videos on site and across social media

You’ll need:

  • A degree (or equivalent experience) in TV production
  • Demonstrable talent for and experience with self-shooting, lighting and sound
  • Proficiency in FCPX
  • Experience of animated graphics, colour-correction etc in After Effects
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to edit images in Photoshop

And to ...

  • Be punctual, organised and professional
  • Have a ‘can-do’ attitude and a good sense of humour
  • Be able to manage your time to meet short-term and longer-term deadlines
  • Be familiar with all social media platforms, in particular Mumsnet and YouTube

To apply please send your CV, a covering letter and a link to a showreel (maximum length: 3 minutes) to jobs@mumsnet.com by Friday 6 February.

 

Six-month paid internship: Mumsnet Book Club 

We're looking for a bright, hardworking graduate with a strong desire to learn to join our internship programme working alongside the Book Club team within the editorial division.

This is a unique opportunity to work with an energetic and innovative group of people, and to gain skills and experience that will look fantastic on any CV. We’re always on the look out for talented people to join our team, so there may be an opportunity for the right candidates to join us full time at the end of the internship.

During your time with us, you'll learn about all aspects of our organisation and gain specific experience in the following areas:

  • Copywriting and copy editing
  • Web editing and content management systems
  • Book reviewing
  • Engaging our community through social media 
  • Administrative support for the books team
  • Liaising with publishers and members of the Mumsnet community
  • Working with our events team in the lead up to key Mumsnet Events. 

Personal requirements

  • A flair for writing stylish copy at speed 
  • Understanding (and being able to replicate) the Mumsnet tone of writing
  • Excellent grammatical skills - it'll be a point of honour not to let any mistakes slip through
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Social media savvy and an understanding of using social media in a work environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and at speed
  • Ideally some experience of working with a content management system
  • Genuine love of books; adult, children, YA and non-fiction and knowledge of modern literature 

Academic qualifications: You MUST:

  • Be fluent in English, both verbally and written
  • Hold a degree awarded by a UK university
  • Have a positive attitude and be prepared to take on responsibility
  • Have a good sense of humour

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to internship@mumsnet.com by Friday 13 February.

 

Six-month paid internship: Brand Partnerships

We're looking for a bright, hardworking graduate with a strong desire to learn to join our internship program and work alongside the Client sales team within the Commercial Team.

This is a unique opportunity to work with an energetic and innovative group of people, and to gain skills and experience that will look fantastic on any CV. We're always on the lookout for talented people to join our team, so there may be an opportunity for the right candidate to join us full time at the end of the internship.

During your time with us, you'll learn about all aspects of our organisation and gain specific experience in the following:

  • Managing client relationships
  • Working with our Social Media team
  • Writing proposals for advertising campaigns
  • Project management
  • Reporting on Google Analytics, DFP, and Campaign Monitor


Personal requirements:

  • hold a degree awarded by a UK university
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • strategic thinker
  • keen attention to detail
  • strong teamwork skills
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • proficiency with social media
  • ability to work under pressure and at speed

This position is office based (NW5). To apply please send your CV and covering letter to
internship@mumsnet.com by Friday 30 January

 

Six-month paid internship: editorial

Gransnet - sister site of Mumsnet - is on the look-out for a bright, hardworking intern with a strong desire to learn, to join the editorial team.

This is a brilliant opportunity to work on a busy and dynamic website and to gain skills and experience that will look fantastic on any CV. What's more, the company is always in the market for talented people - so there may be an opportunity for the right candidate to join us full-time at the end of the internship.

This is what you'll need to apply:

  • sharp editorial judgement, with editorial experience preferred
  • extraordinarily good written English, with impeccable spelling and grammar
  • an ear for the 'tone' of our organisation
  • great personal communication skills
  • a positive attitude and an unflappable personality
  • active knowledge of cms and all social media platforms (including Gransnet)
  • ... and a good sense of humour

The role is full-time, office-based in north London.

To apply, please send a CV with covering letter to jobs@gransnet.com, by Friday 31 January.

 

Six-month paid internship: Video production

Mumsnet is on the look-out for a bright, hardworking intern to join our video team. This is a full-time, paid position at our offices in north London. You’d be joining an energetic and innovative team of people, in a newly-established department where we have lots of exciting projects on the go at once.

You’ll need previous experience of self-shooting and editing, and a proven understanding of all elements of production. We’re looking for someone who:

  • has technical experience with self-shooting, lighting and sound
  • is proficient in Final Cut Pro X
  • ideally has experience of building animated graphics in After Effects
  • is punctual, organised and professional
  • has a ‘can-do’ attitude, is cool under pressure and good at finding solutions
  • Is able to manage your time to meet short-term and longer-term deadlines
  • Is familiar with all social media platforms, in particular Mumsnet and YouTube
  • Has strong writing skills
  • Has basic Photoshop skills

Applicants should have a degree - or equivalent experience - in media or TV production, and must be fluent in English, both verbal and written.

Working with the Production Assistant and Production Editor, you’ll be involved with everything from cookery videos to interviews with our top celeb and political guests - check out our YouTube channel for a snapshot of what we get up to. You’ll build your experience experience in:

  • Pre-production
  • Shooting
  • Editing and post-production
  • Planning for creative videos as well as for commercial briefs
  • Using YouTube and social media as promotional platforms
  • Copywriting and copy editing
  • Using a CMS

To apply please send your CV, a covering letter and a link to a showreel or example of work you’ve produced (maximum length: 3 minutes) to internship@mumsnet.com by Friday 6 February.

 

 

Junior Java Developer

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented graduate developer to join our expanding tech team and be involved in growing the site using great technologies and good teamwork. 

We're looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual who communicates well within a team. You'll be using a variety of web development tools and learning from other experienced and successful developers.

Essential Criteria for the Java Web Developer:

  • Excellent level of Java programming ability and ability to write concise, efficient, maintainable web applications.
  • Detailed knowledge of SQL, HTML and CSS.

Desirable Criteria for the Java Web Developer:

  • Familiarity with Apache Velocity and Ruby on Rails.

The role is full-time, office-based in north London.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to techjobs@mumsnet.com.

 

 

Last updated: 29-Jan-2015 at 11:16 AM