Jobs at Mumsnet: we're hiring!

Woman peering at typewriter 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).

Current vacancies

Senior UX Designer

We're looking for a dynamic, talented UX researcher who is enthusiastic about making our users' lives easier. We need a friendly and smart individual who will champion creating a frictionless user experience through continuous optimisation.

Our focus is on the mobile web experience and the design of native mobile apps and therefore you will need a lot of experience with mobile interface design. You'll work closely with our product development team, designers and developers and should be able to communicate effectively to all stakeholders.

You'll lead the development and maintenance of our user experience strategy ensuring user testing is frequent and lean. The role provides an opportunity to contribute to both new and current projects and to bring about positive change for one of the UK's largest and most vibrant online communities.


  • Usability testing.
  • Rapid wireframing and prototyping.
  • Create and coordinate A/B and multivariate testing roadmaps.
  • Working with our Insight team to gather user feedback.
  • Optimisation planning and monitoring.
  • Tracking and reporting on success and goals.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BSc degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • A minimum of three-years' relevant work experience integrating usability testing and optimisation into product design lifecycle.
  • Successful track record developing and designing mobile web and app experiences.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of testing methods including MVT and usability testing techniques and strong understanding on application in the product development cycle.
  • Excellent analytical ability, especially with regard to user behaviour.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; can present findings concisely and effectively.
  • Experience managing projects.

This role is full-time based out of our offices in Kentish Town but we are proud to be a flexible employer and will always consider flexible options for the right candidate.

If this sounds like you, please apply via our Mumsnet Jobs website. The deadline for application is Friday 7 October, but we'll be calling good candidates for interview as soon as we spot them so don't delay in applying!

Lead Front End Web Developer

Mumsnet is looking for a talented and enthusiastic team player to join our front end development team.

We need a lead developer with experience of delivering high quality, user-friendly and beautiful products across multiple platforms that will engage and delight our users.

The ideal candidate will have at least three-years' experience in front end development and will be able to translate designs to workable products, finding solutions to user need and improving standards across our growing team.


  • Develop clean and semantic code for new and existing projects.
  • Maintain existing code to meet the very latest web standards.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with our other developers and testers and with our product team.
  • Accurately gauge time needed to deliver a set of features to deadline.
  • Mentor and guide the front end team, striving for innovation and improvement.


  • Extensive knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and SASS.
  • A passion for technology.
  • Have coded outside of work ie. personal projects or open source.
  • Strong native JS skills.
  • Exposure to a variety of JS frameworks and libraries (Angularjs, React, Backbone, underscore).
  • Exposure to Ruby and HAML a plus.

At Mumsnet we're proud to be a flexible employer and will happily consider part-time and job shares for the right candidate. We also have a choir, yoga, netball, football, wine o'clock and lots of biscuits (What's not to like?)

Please apply via our Mumsnet Jobs site. Should you be invited to an interview, you'll be required to show us examples of work you've done, particularly using any front-end framework.

Assistant editor

Mumsnet is on the hunt for someone with a track record of producing standout copy to join our editorial team.

The person we're looking for will already be working on an editorial team in a fast-paced digital environment, and will be looking for a step up. You'll be fully immersed in digital culture and understand what makes our audience tick. You'll be a super-organised self-starter - you'll relish the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities; you'll want anything you work on to shine, so you'll be accustomed to measuring and optimising everything you do.

You'll be brimming with ideas to expand our editorial offering and find new ways of working with brands to create seamless sponsored content. You’ll have experience of subbing copy accurately and at speed, and you'll 'get' the Mumsnet voice.  You'll think you could have written this better yourself [wink], and your comic timing will be spot... on.

No two days are the same here - but within a typical week you can expect to:
  • write, build and edit pages on a range of topics from parenting to politics and all areas of women's lifestyle
  • create and schedule posts for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram which break through the noise
  • update our homepage to keep it lively, fresh and packed with clickable content
  • react to breaking news and identify trending stories using social media and analytics tools
  • build email newsletters and test them
  • create shareable graphics for various platforms
  • generate compelling editorial ideas for commercial briefs
  • use analytics to keep our content calendar fresh and topical
  • report on the success of campaigns across the site and social media

You'll have experience of:
  • using a CMS 
  • creating social media in a professional capacity
  • Google analytics and a broad understanding of SEO
  • image editing skills
  • newsletters (a plus but not essential)

You'll work with a brilliant, creative team in an environment which rewards ambition and application. Office drinks, lunchtime yoga, choir, football, netball and great employee benefits are also on offer.

Sounds good? Apply via the Mumsnet Jobs website with your CV, a covering letter which tells us why you're the best person for the job, and links to two examples of recent work.

We'll be calling the best applicants in for interview as we see them - so don't delay!

Paid editorial internship - full or part-time, for six months

Mumsnet is on the look-out for a brilliant intern to join our editorial team.

The role would suit a bright, hardworking graduate pursuing a career in digital content - or someone with previous editorial experience who may be returning after a career break. Either way, you'll end up with a broad range of up-to-the-minute digital skills that will look fantastic on any CV.

This is a unique opportunity to work with an energetic and innovative group of people. Several members of our staff team began as interns, and we're always on the look-out for talented individuals to join us full-time at the end of the internship.

During your time with us, you'll learn how to:

  • use a CMS

  • turn our users' contributions into brilliantly readable pages

  • use social media to promote our content

  • use analytics to measure success

  • undertake basic SEO

  • create witty shareable graphics

  • produce email newsletters

You'll need:

  • an innate sense of written style, and impeccable grammar

  • the ability to sub a page accurately and at speed

  • some Photoshop skills

  • a serious passion for social media

  • to be ready to take the initiative and grab responsibility

  • to know Mumsnet and its extraordinary community

  • a degree awarded by a UK university or international equivalent

The role is based in our offices in Kentish Town. 

If you think this sounds like you, please send your CV, a brief covering letter and a piece of writing that you believe shows your skills (on any subject) via the Mumsnet Jobs website

We'll be calling the best candidates in for interview as we spot them, so don't delay!

Editorial Assistant, Mumsnet - part-time or full-time

We're on the hunt for a super-talented individual to join our content team: someone who writes smart, stylish copy, prides themselves on their speed and accuracy, and gets the Mumsnet voice.

This role is ideal for a graduate who already has some experience and is looking to move up the editorial ladder - but would equally suit someone who may be returning from a career break and looking for a part-time position.

The role is a varied and dynamic one, but in the course of a typical day you'd be expected to:

  • turn our users' contributions into brilliantly readable pages

  • write cogent, arresting headlines

  • keep our homepage looking lively, topical and brimming with stuff our users want to read

  • create witty shareable graphics

  • produce email newsletters using a dedicated CMS

  • write, sub and generate content ideas to inspire and delight the Mumsnet audience

To do all this, you'll need:

  • to take genuine pleasure in crafting the perfect sentence

  • an innate sense of written style, and impeccable grammar

  • to be able to sub a page accurately and at speed

  • great Photoshop skills

  • basic HTML

  • intimate knowledge and understanding of social media

  • previous experience working for a digital publication in an editorial role

  • to be ready to take the initiative and grab responsibility

  • to love Mumsnet and its extraordinary community

It would be excellent if you also had:

  • an understanding of SEO

  • analytics experience

  • a penchant for football/choir/lunchtime yoga sessions

We're looking for someone to work between two and five days a week in our offices in Kentish Town.

If you think this sounds like you, please send your CV, a brief covering letter and a link to two pieces of writing that you believe showcase your skills (on any subject) via the Mumsnet Jobs website.

We'll be calling the best candidates in for interview as soon as we spot them, so don't delay!

Freelance Community Manager

Mumsnet is looking for an experienced Community Manager to join our community team on a freelance basis. Are you (or someone you know) a good fit?

Mumsnet is the UK's busiest parenting site; our brilliant community comes here for support, advice and debate on everything from parenting to politics, from Brexit to Bake Off. You'll be responsible for keeping everything ticking over smoothly on your watch - getting to know our users, resolving any issues with tact and diplomacy, and ensuring that the conversation flows with as few interruptions as possible.

To do all this you'll need to be someone who:

  • 'Gets' Mumsnet and understands our values.
  • Has experience of managing an online community.
  • Is a born communicator who's both pragmatic and compassionate.
  • Likes working autonomously.
  • Is calm in a crisis and is able to think on their feet.
  • Doesn't mind the odd bit of swearing (on our boards, not in the office ;-).
  • Wants to work for at least four hours most weekends, and some evenings too.

There will be some initial days of training at MNHQ in Kentish Town, after which you'll work from home.

Apply via our Mumsnet Jobs website, by Friday 30 September 2016.

Fancy being part of the team? Do check back regularly as we're always on the hunt for super-talented individuals.

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