Do you want to run a Mumsnet Local site?

(160 Posts)
EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Sep-13 11:19:56

Do you need a new packet of biscuits project to perk up Autumn and beyond?

Mumsnet Local is expanding all the time and we are looking for new Local Editors. Our current team of brilliant and dedicated Local Editors make sure their site is full of relevant listings, encouraging local Mumsnetters and businesses to post listings and reviews on the site and filling the gaps, so it's a useful community hub for local parents.

They also oversee Local Ambassadors, who are busy organising meet-ups all over the country, as well as encouraging community links locally. What Local Editors can't do is see anyone's private Mumsnet membership details or posting history (sorry, only the Community team are allowed in there).

We don't expect Local Editors to do all this for free; Local Editors get revenue from Local advertising and offers.

We know we're not quite there with Local yet, but we're moving along, and we're on the brink of launching some whizzy new stuff that Tech's been putting together in a bunker all summer.

We've pasted a list of the sites needing Local Editors below so if you're interested in finding out more please email local@mumsnet.com with 'interested in becoming a Local Editor' in the subject field.

Some of the sites are still a bit empty, so take a look around Kent to see what a site looks like when it's populated with meet-ups, listings, Local Talk, Offers, etc:

Ideally you would have had some experience in a media, advertising sales or organisational role and be able to spell, but bags of enthusiasm and strong community links can go a long way to making a local site a success.

List of sites still needing Local Editors

Anglesey
Argyll & Bute
Barking & Dagenham
Bath
Blackburn
Bolton & Bury
Bradford
Brighton & Hove
Bromley
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil
Calderdale
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
Cardiff
Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Channel Islands
Chelmsford
Cheshire
Colchester & Harwich
Connaught
Conwy & Denbighshire
County Londonderry/Derry
County Antrim
County Armargh
County Down
County Fermanagh
County Tyrone
Coventry
Cumbria
Dudley
Dumfries & Galloway
Durham
Ealing
East & West Dunbartonshire
East Ayrshire
East Lothian & Midlothian
Edinburgh
Enfield
Falkirk & West Lothian
Gloucestershire
Gwynedd
Harrow
Havering
Herefordshire
Highlands & Islands
Hillingdon
Ipswich
Isle Of Man
Isle of Wight
Kensington & Chelsea
Kingston Upon Hull
Kirklees
Lambeth
Leicester
Leicestershire
Luton
Merton
Moray
Munster
Neath Port Talbot & Bridgend
Newham
North Ayrshire & Inverclyde
North Yorkshire
Northampton
Northamptonshire
Nottinghamshire
Oldham & Rochdale
Pembrokeshire
Perth & Kinross
Peterborough
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Powys
Redbridge
Renfrewshires
Rhondda Cynon Taff & Vale of Glamorgan
Rotherham
Rutland
Sandwell
Scottish Borders
Sheffield
Shropshire
Slough
Solihull
South and North Lanarkshire
South Ayrshire
South Yorkshire
Southend-on-Sea
Southwark
Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent
Suffolk
Sutton
Swansea
Tyneside
Wakefield
Walsall
Waltham Forest
Warrington
West Sussex
Wiltshire
Wolverhampton

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Sep-13 11:35:43

I should have also said, please state which area you're interested in when you send the email!

janx Wed 04-Sep-13 12:35:45

I would be interested but can't see Stoke Newington so guess you are sorted for there

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 04-Sep-13 12:49:15

Hmmm... this thread has just prompted me to check out my local site.

Despite supposedly being "active" there is hardly anything there. According to MN local, despite living in a largish city there are no children's centres, no private schools, only one soft play and one park and no local attractions. hmm

Not exactly inspiring is it? I think MN is flogging a dead horse with this one.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Sep-13 12:51:28

janx

I would be interested but can't see Stoke Newington so guess you are sorted for there

Hi Janx, Stoke Newington comes within the Hackney site and yes, we've got someone there at the moment.

I'd love to do something like this, I think I'll email and try my luck. smile

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Sep-13 13:11:20

AnneEyhtMeyer

Hmmm... this thread has just prompted me to check out my local site.

Despite supposedly being "active" there is hardly anything there. According to MN local, despite living in a largish city there are no children's centres, no private schools, only one soft play and one park and no local attractions. hmm

Not exactly inspiring is it? I think MN is flogging a dead horse with this one.

Erm, there is no flogging of any sort AnneEyhtMeyer wink grin - Local is in its infancy but growing all of the time.

It may be that your area doesn't have an Editor as yet or that folks haven't uploaded the listings for those specifics, please do feel free to add any, it's a huge team effort and it would be great if you'd add local-to-you info in.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 04-Sep-13 13:43:50

There is an editor, if that is the person whose posts are coloured in the local threads.

Maybe flogging would make it more popular? grin

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Sep-13 13:45:51

AnneEyhtMeyer

There is an editor, if that is the person whose posts are coloured in the local threads.

Maybe flogging would make it more popular? grin

grin [flogs]

poppy1973 Wed 04-Sep-13 14:05:42

Hi, I would love to do Herefordshire or Gloucestershire as I live between the two and find that there is never anything going on in Herefordshire and very little my side of Gloucestershire.

Who do I need to get in touch with ?

poppy1973 Wed 04-Sep-13 14:10:02

Found the email link, thanks

mignonette Wed 04-Sep-13 14:18:22

Have emailed you. Interesting opportunity.

Tee2072 Wed 04-Sep-13 14:31:14

Do it! Joooiiiiinnnn uuuuuuusssss....

Mumsnet --zombie Belfast

Tee2072 Wed 04-Sep-13 14:31:36

Strike out fail!

mignonette Wed 04-Sep-13 14:34:10

Tee That sounded like the little girls in 'The Shining'! grin

Tee2072 Wed 04-Sep-13 15:57:38

grin

PlumSykes Wed 04-Sep-13 16:25:50

Ooh, yes, maybe. For Cardiff. Hang on, will email in a bit.

Part of me would love to do this but part of me knows I don't really have the time or energy! Anyone interested in 'sharing' Brighton?

KoalaFace Wed 04-Sep-13 16:43:12

I'm in Chorley, are you sorted for there or does it come under another site?

PedantMarina Wed 04-Sep-13 16:47:50

Well, just sent in my email for Sarfend-on-Sea.

Ahem, innit.

I'm very excited! West Sussex local here I come, thank you Emma smile

Tee2072 Wed 04-Sep-13 17:02:47

While we're talking about local, tonight is our #MNLocal twitter chat if anyone wants to come meet some of the LEs? It's from 8-9p.

mignonette Wed 04-Sep-13 17:18:40

Have requested Suffolk. Fingers crossed as am looking for a new challenge.

Tinlegs Wed 04-Sep-13 17:28:37

Might do Highland but lumping in "and islands" gives a geographical area bigger than Wales and no chance at all! Might be more interested if you broke it up a bit.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Wed 04-Sep-13 18:17:08

AnneEyhtMeyer- give Local a chance. It's a work in progress. Mumsnet was started in 2000 and took years to get going, but look at it now!

The site you mention might not have many listings yet, but there's probably some brand new editor trying to figure it all out and take it all on single handedly.

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