Streaming Content Editor

San Francisco, California, United States | Editorial | Full-time | COVID-19 remote


Common Sense ( is the nation's leading independent nonprofit organization devoted to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology.

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

The streaming content editor will use their subject-matter expertise to curate and recommend gold-standard streaming content for kids and families -- from podcasts to TV shows to movies -- helping meet partner deliverables and ensuring a robust review and curation library. Other responsibilities may include contributing to curated lists, updating existing reviews, and managing freelance writers. All work will be done through a child-development and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens. We are committed to hiring team members from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences.

LOCATION:  San Francisco, Ca. 


  • Become an expert in our proprietary rubric, detailed guidelines, and best practices, producing original content in a consumer-/parent-friendly tone.
  • Apply Common Sense style guide to all written materials.
  • Edit full-length reviews of various media types, as needed.
  • Curate robust collections of podcast content for the kid/family audience.
  • Work closely with existing editorial staff to fulfill content partner deliverables, coordinating with business development team as needed. 
  • Partner with freelance reviewers, track assignment dates/deadlines, determine review ratings, and meet ambitious deadlines.
  • Update/create curated lists as assigned.
  • Use proprietary content management system.
  • Stay on top of all streaming content trends and major players (specifically in the podcast space).
  • Occasionally communicate with publicists.


  • 3+ years' experience in content production/journalism/online content creation, media criticism, or similar field.
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills, including copyediting skills.
  • Familiarity with media and pop culture trends.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to execute projects working in a self-directed way with priorities/deadlines that may shift quickly.
  • Technical know-how, with experience using online content management systems and cloud-based software.
  • You enjoy critically thinking about media from a variety of vantage points.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in media criticism and writing.
  • Spanish-language proficiency is a plus.
  • You are inspired by Common Sense's mission!
  • Work with talented, passionate professionals.


  • Comprehensive health benefits: medical, dental, and vision.
  • Matching 401(k).
  • Work/life balance.
  • Commuter benefits.
  • Gym and wellness incentives.
  • 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 for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. However, job offers are made on the condition that the applicant subsequently pass 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 denial of employment.