Editorial Associate

San Francisco, California, United States | FACE | Full-time | Fully remote


Common Sense (commonsense.org) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.

Every day, millions of families turn to Common Sense for trusted advice and unbiased ratings. We offer the largest library of independent, age-based, and educational ratings and reviews for everything your kids want to watch, play, read, and learn. Our movie and TV ratings are available on Target.com, Xfinity, Apple TV, and many other partner platforms helping families make smart media choices. Through our schools program, we provide educators with a curriculum that teaches the essential digital citizenship and literacy skills every student needs to succeed. We also work with policymakers, industry leaders, and concerned parents, caregivers, and teachers to improve the media and education landscape for kids, families, and schools.

The Editorial Associate is an integral part of the Editorial department, connecting the team with other work groups and staying on top of the many details required to keep the department workflow moving and the website and partners updated. The Associate serves as the department's "living index" of the consumer content library, functioning as the point person for what's covered by the Editorial team and supporting curation and promotion efforts. They also serve as the team's point person for requests and deliverables from other departments in the organization. The Associate is responsible for a variety of site maintenance tasks, all of which are part of keeping the Common Sense Media site fresh, timely, and accurate.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time, 40 hours/week, permanent

REPORTS TO: VP, Editor-in-Chief

LOCATION: San Francisco, California/Remote OK 

Please note: If this role allows for remote work, we will consider applicants for employment in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, NC, NE, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, and WA.


  • Prioritize and develop featured content (including curated lists, review/article updates, and more) based on SEO recommendations/guidelines, site traffic patterns, and organizational priorities and goals.
  • Own media title recommendations for weekly newsletter selections, in coordination with the Marketing and Communications teams.
  • Identify content to highlight and distribute on other channels, including social media, communications pitches, research reports, etc.
  • Keep finger on the pulse of what's trending in kids' media and on media platforms, elevating trends to other teams when notable.
  • Manage the creation and update process for curated editorial lists, including for off-site/business partner needs.
  • Coordinate with Product team on SEO, media titles, and traffic related to curation, and identify ways to improve the curation process.
  • Work closely with the Product and Business Development departments to manage database- and partner-related projects/problem solving.
  • Assess site traffic and other data to help assist Editorial and cross-organizational stakeholders.
  • Create pathways for increasing our traffic and reach, including sharing our reviews on outward-facing sites (Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB) and owning the Coming Soon page creation process and prioritization.
  • Support Editorial team as needed with cross-team needs, including expenses, general planning and support, contract tracking, invoicing, etc. 
  • Manage new Editorial projects: track deliverables, keep stakeholders accountable, keep records, offer suggestions and feedback.
  • Perform site maintenance tasks (ensuring that back-end data on reviews is accurate, that images on reviews meet our standards, that partner integrations happen smoothly, plus inputting updated reviews, etc.), coordinating with the Product team when necessary.
  • Coordinate with Member Services to respond to customer service tickets submitted about Editorial reviews or requests, and proactively come up with workable responses to known problems.


  • Impeccable organizational skills.
  • Lived or work experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong knowledge of media landscape and/or child development principles. 
  • Experience in a nonprofit environment. 
  • Familiarity with Concur or similar finance management systems.
  • Proven ability to be nimble in a fast-paced publishing environment. 
  • Experience with data analytics, SEO.
  • Familiarity with AirTable and Google office suite.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, relationship-building, and presentation skills. 
  • Background in journalism, marketing, media studies, or equivalent experience.


  • The chance to work with talented, passionate professionals
  • Competitive health and welfare benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and a matching 401(k)
  • An organization that offers work/life balance
  • The opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of kids and families!


Common Sense values the diversity of its employees and is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on our values, please visit our statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Common Sense will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. However, job offers are made on the condition that the applicant passes a criminal background check. If the background check indicates a prior criminal conviction, we will conduct an individualized assessment to determine whether the conviction should result in a denial of employment.