We’re Hiring

Join us in providing helpful and meaningful support and information on mental health.


Responsibilities

You will be required to work with us on the content plan, reach out to people, talk with them, interview them, encourage them to write and support them through their difficulties in this process, and of course, write yourself.

Above all, you will be expected to take initiatives that fulfill the goals of TSC – for instance, coming up with new ideas to reduce stigma around mental illness, problem solving for editorial difficulties that we face around getting people to open up and write, and so on.


Personal Attributes and Necessary Skills

Highly self-motivated (seriously)

An empathic ear, great listening skills and a commitment to supporting others

Ability to write simply but intelligently

Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and differing opinions


Qualifications

We’re agnostic about education in general, and are more interested in your life experiences, your commitment to mental health, ability to think critically and to convert thought into simple, helpful words.

In general, you can use this as a guide, though it is by no means exclusionary:

Masters in subjects such as Literature, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, Philosophy, Public Policy, Economics, Fine Arts or even an MBBS are welcome!

A background in psychology is not required, nor preferred, but a previous engagement with mental health and an interest in promoting psychological well being is paramount.


Preferred Experience and Skills

Previous experience with working at publications or magazines

Work at mental health related organizations

Social Media proficiency

Understanding of web analytics

Multimedia proficiency (audio and/or video)

Any life experience that draws you to commit yourself to the cause of mental health for all

The field of mental health is changing everyday. New research, new efforts are becoming more visible. You must have an interest to seek this out, a willingness to explore the new and learn quickly as we grow.


Location

Preferred Delhi, but working remotely is acceptable.


Remuneration

Based on your qualifications and experience, along with the work, effort, time and ideas that you would like to dedicate to TSC, a full-time salary can range between Rs 25000 – Rs 35000 per month. Part-time and other arrangements are also welcome, and will be compensated accordingly.

People wanting to volunteer their time, effort, ideas are (obviously and enthusiastically) welcomed.


How to Apply

To apply, please send in your resume, a cover letter (not more than 300 words) and a writing sample (up to 500 words) to writein@theshrinkingcouch.com

Based on this, the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (phone or in person).

Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis till position(s) are filled.

Number of positions open: Multiple

Start Date: As soon as possible

If you have had an interaction with mental ill-health in yourself, your family or friends, we encourage you to please bring that experience with you to the table.

At TSC, everyone is welcome to join the team! All ages, identities, similarities and diversities are welcome!

We look forward to reading from you!