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 sometimes wine).


Current vacancies


Who we are

Mumsnet is the UK's biggest website for parents, and our purpose is to make their lives easier. We've got some of the busiest forums in Europe, with users offering each other advice and support 24/7 (as well as more content, bloggers, videos, events and campaigns than you can shake a rattle at). We want to be indispensably useful for parents, and a great place to work.

Why work for us?


We've grown steadily and sustainably over the last 16-odd years and we've got every intention of carrying on. We're building a high-performance, collaborative and agile work environment. We believe that mistakes are human, but learning is divine. We put purpose before profits, we're committed to diversity and equality, and our computers - metaphorically speaking - say 'YES'. We don't only want to hire the best people: we want to retain them. If you need some flexibility, let us know and we'll do our best.

We host sandwich lunches, staff parties and knowledge sessions; we have a choir, a book club and a football team; and we have our own yoga studio while remaining tolerant of the Lycra-averse. Working for Mumsnet means never having to pretend you don't have a family (or other commitments) and we promise never to keep you away from the school sports day.

Where we are


We're based in sunny Kentish Town, where you're never more than 500 metres away from a sourdough pizza and an elaborately refurbished pub.
Internship, Mumsnet Influencers' Network
We're on the hunt for a creative, inspiring individual to help grow our network of digital influencers.


Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting our Influencer Editor, you’ll help manage Mumsnet’s network of vloggers, bloggers, and multi-platform digital influencers;
  • Understanding the role digital influencers play in new media and digital marketing;
  • Identifying up-and- coming influencers and bringing them on board;
  • Curating the best of our network members’ content and growing our reach through expertly targeted promotion, on site and on social;
  • Writing content pages for the website - these may be commercial pages for our clients or informative editorial for our members;
  • Driving acquisition and engagement on Mumsnet’s social channels and newsletters;
  • Building the Mumsnet audience’s appetite for blogger and vlogger content.

You'll need to be:

  • A big fan of vlogs and blogs, with a passion for the power and potential of digital influencers;
  • An able communicator and sub-editor with good writing skills and the ability to knock out stylish copy to tight deadlines;
  • A lover of all things social, with a particular interest in Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube;
  • Interested in digital marketing, particularly forging relationships between influencers and brands;
  • Really efficient - happy to juggle different projects without dropping balls;
  • Collaborative, solutions-driven and hard-working.

It would great if you also had:

  • Vlogging or video experience;
  • Basic picture editing skills;
  • Experience of content management systems and knowledge of HTML.

The role is five days a week and is based at our offices in sunny Kentish Town. We are proud to be a flexible employer and would certainly consider flexible options for the right candidate.


Deadline for applications: 21st September 2017.

We are hoping to fill this role soon and will be calling people for interview before the
deadline - so if you think this sounds like your dream role, please apply asap with the following:


1. Your CV
2. A covering letter that summarises your suitability for the role and your awareness of Mumsnet
3. An example of your writing. Please also include some examples of influencers you admire, and why you think they’re standing out in the influencer world.


Editorial Assistant

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 who may be returning from a career break.

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, search optimised 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;
  • monitor and record performance of social and site content.

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 and a solid understanding of SEO;
  • 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:

  • analytics experience;
  • a penchant for football/choir/lunchtime yoga sessions.

We’re looking for someone to work five days a week in our offices in Kentish Town.

If you think this sounds like you, please apply with the following:

  • a covering letter, summarising your suitability for, and interest in, the role, as well as your awareness of Mumsnet;
  • a CV;
  • and a link to 2 pieces of writing that you believe showcases your skills (on any subject).

Deadline for applications is 15th September 2017. 

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


Head of Recruitment Business Development

Mumsnet wants to be the first choice for parents seeking family friendly work and a market leading talent solution for family friendly employers.

This role is responsible for Jobs recruitment ads revenue, client service and the Jobs sales team. The role also sells the Family Friendly accreditation and supports innovation in the Jobs platform and Family Friendly through feeding back ideas and input from experience, client and competitor insights.

This is a player manager role combing sales, sales management and strategic ideas.  The role reports to the Head of Jobs and Family Friendly.

What you will do

  • Work with focus to deliver the agreed revenue budget;
  • Design and document a winning sales plan – including target metrics, team design and a prospect list of family friendly employers and relevant recruitment agencies to target;
  •  Personally sell and service clients – working within the ‘player manager’ approach;
  •  Manage key client relationships for repeat bookings and retention;
  •  Hire, manage, develop and retain talented team members.  Managing performance issues if they arise;
  • Set up a metrics dashboard to monitor personal and team performance indicators – using it to diagnose things which are working (to be celebrated) and things which need attention (to be improved);
  • Support the optimisation of job ad performance through advising clients on role descriptions and suggesting traffic boosting tactics;
  • Based on what you’re hearing in the market and based on your experience, propose continual improvements in our user and client offering and way of working.

What you must have

  • An understanding and interest in the world of work and specifically recruitment;
  • Track record of developing amazing plans, measuring progress and delivering on existing and new initiatives;
  • Sales and sales management experience gained in digital recruitment solution sales experience - likely to be recruitment advertising;
  • Client facing skills - understanding needs, developing trusted relationships and delivering to client goals;
  • Ability to manage and inspire a team;
  • Teamwork - an ability to get on well with a range of other teams and other Mumsnetters;

It’d be nice if you had

  • Either experience of being a working parent and of returning to work after a break, or you are well-versed in the issues surrounding working parents and career breaks;
  • Creative writing skills to help author job ads, email and web page copy;
  • Experience of working within both a start-up and a larger company environment;
  • An interest in analysing data sets in a digital media environment (web, mobile or social);
  • An interest in digital product development.

This role is envisaged as a full-time, 5-day week position based in our offices in Kentish Town, but we are happy to consider flexible options for the right candidate

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with your CV and a covering letter that demonstrates some of the qualities we’re looking for.

Deadline for applications is: 22nd September 2017

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


Editorial Intern, Gransnet

We're on the hunt for a super-talented individual to join our editorial team as an intern for a 6 month period. This role is offered as a full-time position, made up of some community management out of hours.  

What you will do:

  • Updating content across the site;
  • Social media;
  • Community management;
  • Analysing and optimising 

What you must have:

  • An innate sense of writing style and impeccable grammar;
  • An understanding of writing for SEO;
  • Photoshop skills;
  • Intimate knowledge and understanding of social media;
  • Appreciation of the issues and challenges of our target audience.

It’d be nice if you had:

  • Experience of Google Analytics
  • Previous experience working for a digital publication

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with the following:

1. your CV

2. a covering letter that summarises your suitability for the role and your awareness of Gransnet

3. links to or samples of your writing


Please be aware that if your application doesn’t include the above three items, it will not go forward for consideration.

Deadline for applications is: Friday 25th August

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


Press and Campaigns Internship

We're on the hunt for a bright, proactive, hard-working intern to join the busy Press & Campaigns team.

What you will do:

  • Work in a busy press office, supporting the team in every way, from managing the inbox to helping out with our webchats;
  • Campaigning - you’ll be involved from the spark of the idea to launch;
  • Web editing and social media;
  • Helping out the events team on an ad hoc basis.

What you must have:

  • A demonstrable interest/ability in press and/or campaigns;
  • A degree from a UK university, or equivalent;
  • A love of social media and an interest in topics that matter to the Mumsnet audience;
  • A positive enjoyment of detailed, sometimes painstaking routine tasks;
  • Excellent grammar and spelling, and fearsome organisational skills;
  • A truly proactive approach to work, with sound judgement and the ability to handle time and workload pressures;
  • Boundless enthusiasm and the ability to complete research tasks speedily and thoroughly;
  • A positive attitude and desire to take on responsibility;
  • A passion for current affairs;

It’d be nice if you had:

  • Ninja skills in Google Analytics, SEO techniques, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • A cracking sense of humour
  • Experience working in a related role

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with the following:

  • A covering letter, summarising your suitability for this role and your awareness of Mumsnet and Gransnet;
  • Your CV.

Deadline for applications is: Friday 25 August. 

We’ll be calling the best candidates for interview as soon as we spot them so don’t delay in applying.


Ruby on Rails developer internship

We're on the hunt for a passionate and driven Ruby on Rails Developer to join our internship programme and write top quality code for our websites and mobile apps. This is an exciting opportunity to kick-start your career by working alongside our top class developers, on one of the UK’s leading online brands. We’re fully committed to making sure you get the most out of your internship, there will be many opportunities to learn and develop, plus the possibility of a full time job at the end. The internship is offered for a period of 6 months and we offer the London Living Wage.

What you will do:

  • Write Ruby on Rails code;
  • Plan and estimate development work; 
  • Work with our product team to provide a technical viewpoint in the product development process; 
  • Peer review and quality check work to make sure we have beautifully crafted code;
  • Work with our full stack development team to develop your coding abilities and learn new skills.

What you must have:

  • A good degree in a computer science or related field;
  • At least 2 years' experience Ruby on Rails code, gained either through your studies or through employment;
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming and related design patterns;
  • Experience of javascript, jquery, html and css;
  • Experience developing websites and Rest APIs;
  • A drive to deliver high-quality, right first time code;
  • A passion for technology across the full stack; 
  • Experience working with : Git / Mac OS / Linux.

It’d be nice if you had:

  • Familiarity with templating frameworks: Velocity, HAML;
  • Experience of SaSS;
  • Experience of Bootstrap / React;
  • Experience of Java.

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with the following:

  • A covering letter that summarises your suitability for this role and your awareness of Mumsnet;
  • your CV;
  • and links to your portfolio.

Please note that if your application does not include all of the above, it will not go forward for consideration.

Deadline for applications is: 8 September 2017.

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



We're on the hunt for a passionate and driven Ruby on Rails Developer to join our intern programme and write top quality code for our websites and mobile apps.  You will be part of a very exciting team that is looking to grow and develop the Mumsnet product embracing new technology to make sure we remain the no.1 place for parents online.

What you will do:

  • Write Ruby on Rails code;
  • Plan and estimate development work; 
  • Work with our product team to provide a technical viewpoint in the product development process; 
  • Peer review and quality check work to make sure we have beautifully crafted code;.
  • Work with our full stack development team to develop your coding abilities and learn new skills.

What you must have:

  • A good degree in a computer science or related field;
  • 2+ years' experience Ruby on Rails code gained through employment;
  • Solid understanding of object oriented programming and related design patterns;
  • Experience of javascript, jquery, html and css;
  • Experience developing websites and Rest APIs;
  • A drive to deliver high quality, right first time code;
  • A passion for technology across the full stack; 
  • Experience working with : Git / Mac OS / Linux.

It'd be nice if you had:

  • Familiarity with templating frameworks: Velocity, HAML;
  • Experience of SaSS;
  • Experience of Bootstrap / React;
  • Experience of Java.

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with the following:

  • A covering letter that summarises your suitability for this role and your awareness of Mumsnet;
  • your CV; 
  • and links to your portfolio.

Please note that if your application does not include all of the above, it will not go forward for consideration.

Deadline for applications is: 8 September 2017.

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


Web Designer

We're on the hunt for an experienced web designer who has a passion for creating exceptional user experiences and understands the importance of great design.

You will be joining our product development team, where you’ll be responsible for crafting beautiful interfaces to our websites and apps, creating campaigns, microsites and much more.

You will already have had several years' experience and will be comfortable working with multiple stakeholders to deliver cutting edge mobile-first design.

What you will do:
  • Produce detailed, component-based design deliverables, including page layouts, information graphics and more.
  • Work directly with stakeholders to visualise product ideas and requirements
  • Work closely with the team to explore concepts and deliver functionality
  • Work with the development team to successfully implement your designs
  • Mentor junior designers.
What you must have:
  • Strong mobile-first design skills, across both websites and apps
  • A thorough grasp of digital design, animation and typography, with a good knowledge of current and emerging techniques
  • Strong skills with relevant design tools, including Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch
  • A fantastic portfolio of digital product design which has been built and delivered to users
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding of HTML/CSS/Javascript and other Web technologies
It'd be nice if you had:
  • Experience of working on large publishing or community websites.
  • User experience design and wireframing skills.

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with your CV, a covering letter and portfolio of real-world projects you are unreasonably proud of.

Deadline for applications is: Friday, 8th September 2017

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

Social media executive


We're on the hunt for a super-talented social media whizz to join our content team: someone who writes smart, stylish copy, lives and breathes social, prides themselves on getting to grips with data in order to build a successful strategy, and gets the Mumsnet voice.

This role is ideal for someone who already has experience in a social media role for a big publisher or brand, and is looking to move up the ladder.

The role is a varied and dynamic one, but your key responsibilities will include:

  • creating and scheduling daily content for social platforms including Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook 
  • playing a key role in editorial and commercial planning meetings to feed in with ideas for social content
  • overseeing the social schedule across all channels and ensuring all posts reflect the brand voice
  • planning, monitoring and adapting paid and organic campaigns
  • reporting weekly, monthly and on a per-campaign basis for all channels
  • supporting the other members of the content team
  • sourcing external social content  
  • keeping up-to-date on emerging social trends and tools and using your existing knowledge base to jumpstart Mumsnet’s social strategy
  • using analytical skills to test and learn, and to constantly refine Mumsnet’s social strategy based on data  
To do all this, you'll need:
  • to take genuine pleasure in crafting the perfect social post - be that a meme, Instagram Live or Facebook video 
  • an innate sense of written style, and impeccable grammar
  • intimate and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of social media trends and the role played by influencers 
  • great Photoshop skills 
  • previous experience running paid and organic social campaigns
  • previous experience using Facebook power editor and adverts manager 
  • previous experience creating and running Facebook adverts
  • experience in creating and overseeing a successful social strategy, which you've refined and adapted based on learnings
  • a raft of viral posts behind you, and a solid analytical understanding of what made them fly
  • to be ready to take the initiative and grab responsibility
  • to love Mumsnet and its extraordinary community
We’re looking for someone to work five days a week in our offices in Kentish Town.

If you think this sounds like you, please apply with your CV, a brief covering letter including your salary expectations or current salary, and a link to the social channels or posts that show us why you would be an asset to Mumsnet.

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


Management accountant (part-time)


We're on the hunt for an experienced Management Accountant to join the busy Finance & Admin team. This is a role that reports to the Head of Finance and would suit an energetic and flexible team player, with fantastic attention to detail, who thrives on problem solving.

What you will do:
  • Prepare the monthly management accounts;
  • Monthly reporting for various key business lines;
  • Prepare the monthly management pack;
  • Weekly commercial reporting;
  • Assist with Annual budgets and forecasts;
  • Assist with financial Business plans by business line;
  • Ad hoc analysis for sales team and CEO; and
  • Improving processes and procedures across Finance.
  • Working as a member of the small Finance and Admin team a flexible attitude is essential, as well as a willingness to cover other finance tasks and perform other ad-hoc tasks.
What you must have:
  • Accountancy qualification (ideally ACCA or CIMA);
  • Ideally 2+ years' experience working in a finance team of a similar sized company;
  • Ninja Excel skills, and experience of management accounts, forecasting;
  • Exposure to one or more accounting packages, ideally MYOB/ AccountEdge;
  • 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; and
  • The ability to use initiative and good judgement to problem solve independently.

This is a permanent, part-time position offered at 3 days per week with flexible working.

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with your CV and a covering letter that demonstrates your suitability for the role and your awareness of Mumsnet. Please note that if your application doesn't include these items, it will not go forward for consideration.

Deadline for applications is: 1st September 2017

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


Senior Front End Developer

We're on the hunt for a passionate and driven Senior Front End Developer to join our tech team and write top quality code for our websites and mobile apps. You will be part of a very exciting team that is looking to grow and develop the Mumsnet product embracing new technology to make sure we remain the no.1 place for parents online.


What you will do:

  • Write HTML / CSS / Javascript code
  • Plan and estimate front end development work
  • Work with our design teams to provide a technical viewpoint in the design process
  • Peer review and quality check front end work to make sure we have beautifully crafted pixel perfect code
  • Be an advocate for front end technology in Mumsnet, showing us the latest trends, tools, techniques and inspiring work in the field.

What you must have:

  • 5+ yrs developing HTML / CSS / SASS / JS
  • Experience developing desktop, mobile and responsive websites
  • Experience of defining and working with component based design and code
  • A drive to deliver high quality, right first time, pixel perfect code
  • A good eye for design detail and finesse
  • A passion for front end technologies
  • Ability to write vanilla Javascript
  • Familiarity with common front end frameworks : jquery, jquery-mobile, bootstrap
  • Experience working with : Git / Mac OS / Linux
  • An online portfolio of websites or even better, a couple live sites you can share

It'd be nice if you had:

  • Familiar with popular frameworks: HAML, React, React Native
  • Experience of Rails / Java / PHP
  • Experience managing / mentoring junior developers
  • Experience working for an online publishing organisation

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with your CV, links to your portfolio and a covering letter that demonstrates some of the qualities we're looking for.

Deadline for applications is: 21st September 2017

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


Client Management Executive

Mumsnet is on the look-out for an aspiring digital marketer to join its Engagement and Optimisation team. This is a client-facing account management role working within a cross channel marketing team. 

You will work alongside the Mumsnet Clients, Sales team and the Campaign Management team to understand client goals, develop a cross channel campaign strategy and report on progress. You will manage a number of high profile integrated marketing campaigns for your clients - who are a range of well-loved brands and disruptive tech start-ups. You need to be diplomatic and a great communicator as you'll be managing important relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

As well as being a great communicator, you'll be incredibly organised – you're probably the sort of person who loves a spreadsheet and is interested in learning tools like Trello and Slack. You need be creative, analytical and proactive.

What you will do:

Client Facing

  • Understanding client objectives and metrics;
  • Advising on and shaping marketing proposals across channels including Mumsnet and social media;
  • Communicating with clients and agencies – you'll be the main point of contact.​

Analytical

  • Pre campaign and post campaign reporting - and maintaining live progress dashboards;
  • Creating reach documents using Google Sheets;
  • Making recommendations both internally and externally based on previous campaigns;
  • For some clients, you will also optimise channel channel choices and work directly with Mumsnet channel specialists (native content, SEO, email social, paid media etc) to maximise performance for clients.​

What you must have:

  • A strong interest in digital marketing and pursuing a career in it;
  • A degree from a UK university, or equivalent;
  • Good working knowledge of spreadsheets and slides;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Great initiative and problem solving skills;
  • An ability to think creatively;
  • A confident and friendly manner - particularly dealing with colleagues and clients;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • An ability to effectively prioritise a varied workload and deadlines;
  • Social media savvy.​

It'd be nice if you had:

  • An understanding of online content management systems e.g., Drupal or Wordpress;
  • An understanding of biddable media – programmatic, PPC, adsense, Facebook boosting, etc.;
  • Familiar with web analytics (such as Google Analytics or Adobe Analytics).

We're looking for someone to work five days a week in our offices in Kentish Town, although we are proud to be a flexible employer and would certainly consider flexible options for the right candidate.

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with the following:

  • your CV
  • a covering letter that (1) summarises your suitability for the role, and (2) your awareness of Mumsnet.

Your application must include all of these elements - if not, it will be rejected.

Deadline for applications is: 7th September 2017

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


Campaign Management Executive


The role

Mumsnet is on the look-out for a digital marketer for our Engagement and Optimisation team. You will work across all of Mumsnet's marketing channels (including onsite, SEO, email and social) to set a creative and channel mix strategy, agree metrics for each channel, capture channel performance and suggest ongoing improvements.

You will manage a number of high profile integrated marketing campaigns for your clients - who are are a range of well-loved brands and disruptive tech start-ups brands. You need to be creative, analytical and interested in measurement and optimisation to make continual small improvements in user experience. You'll need to be incredibly organised – you're probably the sort of person who loves a spreadsheet and is interested in learning tools like Trello and Slack.

As well as being detail focusses and organised, you'll also need to be a great communicator who is both approachable and diplomatic as you'll be working closely with key internal and external stakeholders.

What you will do:

Relationships

  • Understanding client objectives and metrics - working with Client Managers and Account Managers;
  • For some clients, you will also manage the client relationship directly - agreeing objectives and delivering pre and post campaign reports.

Marketing execution

  • For some channels (such as Landing Pages and paid media) deliver the channel activity personally.

Analytical

  • Working with channel specialists at Mumsnet to set goals and agree optimisation improvements;
  • Maintaining live progress dashboards;
  • Optimising across all available marketing channels.

What you must have:

  • A strong interest in digital marketing and pursuing a career in it;
  • A degree from a UK university, or equivalent;
  • Good working knowledge of spreadsheets and slides;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Great initiative and problem solving skills;
  • An ability to think creatively;
  • A confident and friendly manner - particularly dealing with colleagues and clients;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • An ability to effectively prioritise a varied workload and deadlines;
  • Social media savvy.

It'd be nice if you had:

  • An understanding of online content management systems eg Drupal or Wordpress;
  • An understanding of biddable media – programmatic, PPC, adsense, Facebook boosting, etc;
  • Familiar with web analytics (such as Google Analytics or Adobe Analytics).

We're looking for someone to work five days a week in our offices in Kentish Town, although we are proud to be a flexible employer and would certainly consider flexible options for the right candidate.

If all of this sounds good to you, please apply with the following:

  • your CV
  • a covering letter that (1) summarises your suitability for the role, and (2) your awareness of Mumsnet.

Your application must include all of these elements - if not, it will be rejected.

Deadline for applications is: 7th September 2017.

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


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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