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

mignonette Wed 04-Sep-13 18:42:05

Thanks Emma for the Email. Will hopefully soon meet other LE's at training.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Sep-13 20:17:38

Titsalinabumsquash

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

Pleasure Tits, and for those I haven't emailed yet, I'm on it tomorrow morning <opens spreadsheets>

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Sep-13 20:28:25

Ooh, I've just glanced at my inbox… I'm going to have a busy day tomorrow grin

mignonette Wed 04-Sep-13 21:05:03

Mine is in the post. It'll give you a few days breathing space Emma...Am greatly looking forward to the challenge.

RubyRR Wed 04-Sep-13 23:07:35

I've just sent an email offering to move to an area on the list, I could combine rightmove and mumsnetting= perfect

LaLaLeni Thu 05-Sep-13 00:14:50

Damn, the area I just moved from is there but not my new area - and I used to be a journalist! (Meaning I can spell...) hmm

NomDeClavier Thu 05-Sep-13 00:21:29

Hmmmm, how locally does one actually have to live to be a local editor?

Portofino Thu 05-Sep-13 06:40:48

I do! If you can bring our Brussels site back!

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Sep-13 07:26:53

mignonette

Mine is in the post. It'll give you a few days breathing space Emma...Am greatly looking forward to the challenge.

I think you might have just broken the record for Local's fastest paperwork turnaround wink

Mine was emailed yesterday evening smile

mignonette Thu 05-Sep-13 09:37:26

Emma

Have been looking for a change of direction and toying w/ the idea of quitting my job. Not that I think this will provide a 'living' per se but definitely looking for a new challenge that will allow me to have more time to write too.

And have a life.

BinarySolo Thu 05-Sep-13 13:47:00

I just emailed for Kirklees but the email bounced back saying there was a permenant error. sad

Help please! Do you still need someone for Kirklees?

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Sep-13 13:55:36

BinarySolo

I just emailed for Kirklees but the email bounced back saying there was a permenant error. sad

Help please! Do you still need someone for Kirklees?

That's weird, I'll pm you.

CoolStoryBro Thu 05-Sep-13 15:40:46

Are there any international local sites?

IsotopeMe Thu 05-Sep-13 15:49:13

I applied aaaages ago to be an ambassador. No reply, then followed it up, told it was all good, then never heard anything again! :s

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Sep-13 15:55:29

IsotopeMe

I applied aaaages ago to be an ambassador. No reply, then followed it up, told it was all good, then never heard anything again! :s

Hi IsotopeMe,

I'll PM you now...

I would like to see one for Somerset/ North Somerset and would volunteer for this. I can't see it in the list but haven't been able to find one either...

I found Somerset in the end - it doesn't show up in search...
I'd like to be an Ambassador for Nailsea if possible?

I'll share Brighton with you mrshelsbels

Scrap that - I am probably too busy to offer full commitment! Uni course, 2 jobs & 3 kids! Sorry - wouldn't want to take it on and not be able to offer what's needed x

SuffolkNWhat Thu 05-Sep-13 17:44:37

Damn mignonette beat me to it

BinarySolo Thu 05-Sep-13 17:52:15

Thanks Emma, I've emailed you.

littlemrssleepy Thu 05-Sep-13 18:18:09

Have a look at www.saveoursanity.org a local site for huntingdon. This is what a local site should look like but it's a lot of work and it needs to be run at this very local level to be of any use.

iWillDoItInAMinute Thu 05-Sep-13 19:20:53

Made enquiries re Bath, haven't heard anything. Does that mean its taken?

KoalaFace Thu 05-Sep-13 19:29:21

I've asked about Chorley but not heard anything either. Maybe that does mean they are already taken?

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