Careers

Great opportunities to apply your knowledge, develop your skill set and be part of our internationally diverse team.

Given the increasing demand for quality education consulting services, The Red Pen is constantly looking for talented and highly motivated people to join our global team, who mentor and empower applicants to pursue their goals.

PEOPLE ARE OUR GREATEST STRENGTH

Dynamic individuals

Our community embraces individuals with unique strengths and skills. We welcome people who want to make a difference, while enabling their personal and professional development.This is valuable in bridging cultural gaps in both directions between applicants and international institutions.

Intellectually stimulating environment

We appreciate intellectual curiosity and emphasise a culture where young graduates and experienced professionals alike can thrive.

Motivated team players

We value the efforts of highly motivated self-starters willing to take ownership; at the same time, who recognise the need for collaboration to achieve optimal results.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS AT THE RED PEN

Think you have the right qualifications for these roles? Then please email your resume to careers@theredpen.in.
If you don’t see a specific role but feel you are a fit for The Red Pen and have qualifications that align with our approach, we would like to hear from you.

Content Specialist

 

 

When applying please include a cover note, your resume and indicate the role that you are applying for in the subject line.

The Red Pen continues to grow its services and clients across India and around the world; we are seeking a Content Specialist, with strong writing and communication skills to assist in developing, sharing and measuring results of content activities.

Responsibilities

  • Proofreading of application forms, essays and resumes
  • Liaise with applicant stories/experiences and help them translate those into written form through brainstorming sessions
  • Collaborate with application consultants to help applicants conceptualize, structure and produce polished, original essays and statements of purpose
  • Guide students through effective college-specific research to identify relevant resources and offerings for reference in essays
  • Create original content for digital and social media channels on an as-needed basis

Key Skills

  • We are looking for a team player, willing to get her/his hands dirty in helping us achieve our ambitious goals.
  • Comfort in a fast-paced, start-up like organization is crucial.
  • Fluent written and spoken English skills; writing, editing and storytelling.
  • Outstanding organizational abilities with an eye for and focus on detail.
  • Maturity, polish and professionalism.
  • Adaptable and flexible; willing to embrace change.
  • Can work under pressure and changing deadlines.
  • Computer proficiency (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Internet, Cloud-based software).
  • Savvy with technology and social media. WordPress and SEO knowledge would be a plus.

Requirements

  • Minimum work experience of 2 years, including substantial international exposure.
  • A degree from a globally recognized university.
  • Experience and interest in Journalism, English, public relations, marketing and/or communication.
  • The flexibility to work extra/late/early/long hours during peak season – typically August through January
  • The ability to listen and counsel.
  • A smart phone with data connectivity and laptop with updated operating system.
  • Full-time in-office commitment required.
  • The ability to work from 10 to 6 Monday to Saturday; Saturdays are generally 2x/month most of the year except from August to January, when weekly Saturday presence may be required.

TRP offers a competitive remuneration, rapid learning and growth, and significant and varied responsibility to exceptionally driven and motivated candidates. We provide an intellectually-stimulating and empowering work environment, and place high emphasis on being an equal opportunity employer.

Associate, MBA

 

When applying please include a cover note, your resume and indicate the role that you are applying for in the subject line.

We are seeking MBA Consultants with high energy, a positive attitude and a passion for mentoring young people as they make higher education and career choices. Our MBA Consultants work one-on-one with applicants to develop the most compelling application to global MBA programs.

Responsibilities

  • Understanding an applicant’s background.
  • Conducting online research and suggesting programs/universities relevant to the applicant’s strengths and goals.
  • Creating and maintaining material development timelines.
  • Engaging the applicant in a meaningful and realistic goal development exercise.
  • Brainstorming story/content for essays, interviews and other application components.
  • Overseeing resume edits (via the resume specialist).
  • Coordinating essay drafts including assessing relevance of content, expression and grammar. Must be comfortable providing verbal and written feedback and inline suggestions.
  • Reviewing an applicant’s recommendation letter strategy.
  • Reviewing all written application materials, including but not limited to essays, application forms, and resumes to ensure consistency and proof reading to ensure effective presentation.
  • Conducting basic interview preparation.
  • Counseling applicant about career/education goals.
  • Motivating applicants through a demanding, prolonged application process.
  • All relevant and reasonable activity required to assist an applicant as they prepare for the global MBA application process.
  • Communicating continuously with core MBA services team on applicant progress.

Key Skills

  • A team player, who can thrive in a fast-paced, high growth start-up environment.
  • Outstanding organisational abilities with a meticulous focus on detail.
  • A responsive and engaged work-style, including the ability to respond to client correspondence within 24 hours.
  • The flexibility to work extra/late/early/long hours during peak season – typically August through January.
  • Maturity, polish and professionalism.
  • The ability to listen and counsel.
  • Must be comfortable with cloud-based software and other technology tools.
  • Computer proficiency (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet, Cloud-based software).

Requirements

  • An MBA from a global (non-Indian) program.
  • At least two years of post-MBA work experience, preferably in a location outside India.
  • A desire to research and learn about different global MBA programs.
  • An understanding of post-MBA career options and tracks.
  • A smartphone with data connectivity and laptop with an updated operating system, productivity software and anti-virus tools.

TRP offers a competitive remuneration, rapid learning and growth, and significant and varied responsibility to exceptionally driven and motivated candidates. We provide an intellectually-stimulating and empowering work environment, and place high emphasis on being an equal opportunity employer.

 

SEE WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY

What’s great about being a part of TRP is that it’s a great learning platform. The company works continuously at evolving and becoming better – networking, branching out in diverse ways so as as an individual I feel like there is so much I get to learn and grow.

SEE WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY

I love the community, the sense of openness, the way information is shared and the comfort of being in rooms with smart, passionate people all excited to be here.

SEE WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY

My colleagues are very understanding and helpful. The work environment is easy-going, encouraging you to work harder and more efficiently.

The fundamental role of independent educational consultants is to help students explore college opportunities and find the right place for them to succeed academically and socially. IECs don’t get students admitted—they help students demonstrate why they deserve to be admitted at appropriately chosen schools. They help students find colleges they might not have heard of—often out of their region—and they help students put their best foot forward.

Here are 5 things families should consider when looking to hire an IEC:

  1. Does the IEC belong to a professional association such as IECA with established and rigorous standards for membership?
  2. Do not trust any offers of guaranteed admission to a school or a certain minimum dollar value in scholarships.
  3. Ensure that the IEC adheres to the ethical guidelines for private counseling established by IECA.
  4. Find an IEC that visits college, school, and program campuses and meets with admissions representatives regularly in order to keep up with new trends, academic changes and evolving campus cultures.
  5. Do they attend professional conferences or training workshops on a regular basis to keep up with regional and national trends and changes in the law?