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Third Wave Director of Operations – Job Description

About Third Wave

Since its inception in 2015, Third Wave has focused on providing trustworthy information about psychedelic substances within a brand aesthetic that appeals to mainstream culture.

Throughout this period, our founder, Paul F. Austin, has remained at the helm of the organization, helping to write Third Wave’s first few chapters on the way to becoming one of the premier brands in the space.

With hundreds-of-millions of dollars pouring into the psychedelic space, and several paths unfolding towards the cultural legitimization of psychedelics, the third wave of psychedelics has reached an interesting and timely crest.

Currently, Third Wave reaches over 300K people per month and has been featured in various mainstream media, including the BBC, Rolling Stone, and WebMD. With the rapid growth of interest in psychedelics, we are stepping into our next evolution as a brand, focused on becoming the premier discovery platform in the psychedelic space.

Think of WeedMaps but for psychedelic providers.

In taking the next step to become a best-in-class discovery platform, we have three core strategic aims:

  • Providing trustworthy education
  • Connecting individuals with vetted providers
  • Cultivating an engaged and supportive community

We believe these three elements – education, trusted providers, and community – are central to the cultural integration of psychedelics.

To help us write these next chapters, we’re hiring a Director of Operations to handle all day-to-day decision-making for the next evolution of Third Wave.

Whoever is chosen for this role will be asked to drive three core metrics:

1. Content production
2. Backlinks
3. Vetted providers on our platform

As an added bonus, and possibly intimidating opportunity, you will also be asked to host Third Wave’s podcast on an ongoing basis.

If you desire to leave a lasting impact on the world by helping millions of people to heal and transform through responsible psychedelic use, then we would love to consider you for this position.

With the third wave of psychedelics, we have the opportunity to forge a new world together, one that is rooted in the principles of interconnectedness, respect for the Earth, and love for our community.

Your responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations, managing the Digital Content team, making editorial decisions, and ensuring we stay on track to hit our metrics
  • Develop strategy alongside Paul to carry out Third Wave’s mission of normalizing psychedelic use through education, vetted providers, and engaged community
  • Manage Head of Community to ensure we are consistently onboarding new providers into our directory and engaging our broader community
  • Take over hosting responsibilities for Third Wave’s podcast, publishing a minimum of 1 podcast per week
  • Coordinate PR and media efforts to generate backlinks for Third Wave’s platform
  • Coordinate resource allocation and project prioritization across teams and departments
  • Pursue standardization of approaches to streamline internal systems and simplify workflows
  • Oversee the hiring, onboarding, and offboarding processes for new contractors as needed.
  • Limited public speaking at events and/or to media
  • Bi-weekly check-ins with Paul Austin to ensure we remain on track for our growth goals

Ideal Candidate:

Five or more years of relevant experience. Relevant experience includes:

  • Experience at the intersection of operations, content strategy, and podcasting
  • Previously hosted podcast and/or feel comfortable stepping into this role for Third Wave
  • Moving controversial issues from the fringe to the mainstream
  • Personal experience with psychedelics and other altered states of consciousness
  • Passion for holistic wellness, personal responsibility, and mother nature

What We Provide For You:

  • Competitive Salary + vesting equity
  • Flexible office hours
  • Opportunity to lead one of the most recognizable brands in the psychedelic space
  • Opportunity to directly shape company culture and the company’s core products
  • Opportunity to have a significant impact on how psychedelics become integrated into our global culture
  • Opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people through our education on psychedelic substances

How to Apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with the email subject line “Director of Operations – Third Wave.” In your cover letter, please address why you’re interested in working with Third Wave, skills and experience that make you a good fit, and your most significant personal insight from intentional psychedelic use.

Once we receive your material, Paul will follow up to set up an initial call with you.

Thank you so much for your interest in the Director of Operations position at Third Wave.


Graphic/Web Designer – Job Description

About Third Wave

Third Wave educates the public on the importance of responsible and intentional psychedelic use. Our vision is to help co-create a global movement that embraces psychedelic use as a way to heal ourselves and our world. We do that by sharing trusted, research-based content that helps people feel safe, supported, and empowered as they follow their paths towards personal transformation.

Currently, we reach over 300K people per month and have been featured in the BBC, Forbes, and The New York Times. With the rapid growth of interest in psychedelics, we intend to expand our reach ten fold within twelve to eighteen months.

To support our mission, we’re currently looking for a part-time graphic designer with web design experience.

In this role, you will be responsible for creating engaging graphics that Third Wave will share with our customers and partners. In addition to possessing the skill to create arresting imagery, eye-catching graphics, and visual communication, we’re hoping you also have experience in both graphic design and psychedelic artwork.

(You can see examples of ‘psychedelic artwork’ that aligns with our brand here.)

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Use digital illustration, photo editing software, and layout software to create designs and psychedelic artwork.
  • Design responsive layouts for the web and create style guides and specifications for implementation.
  • Create visual elements such as media kits, proposal decks, giveaway collateral, social media templates, original images, and illustrations that are on-brand.
  • Design layouts, including selection of colors, images, and typefaces.
  • Present design concepts to the team lead.
  • Incorporate changes recommended by team members into final designs.
  • Create production/print-ready files, as well as web-ready files.


  • Creative flair, strong visual sense, and attention to detail.
  • Experience with and understanding of modern Web Design principles and the use of HTML, and CSS for responsive web design.
  • Ability to take initiative, identify and resolve problems, and handle multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work remotely and adjust to North American time zones.
  • Availability to work two to six hours per week to start, with the opportunity to increase hours.

Ideally, You Also Have:

  • At least three to five years of experience in graphic design in digital and print, preferably in the wellness industry.
  • Complete proficiency in programs such as Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and AfterEffects.
  • One to two years’ experience of creating digital psychedelic art.
  • A passion for the safe use of psychedelics and holistic lifestyles.

Next Steps:

If you’re interested, please send an email with the subject line “GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGNER” to [email protected] with your resume, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio.

If this isn’t for you but you know someone who might be interested, we encourage you to send this along!


Third Wave Freelance Writer – Job Description

As contributors to the psychedelic educational process, Third Wave’s mission is to share trusted, research-based content that helps our community feel safe, supported, and empowered as they follow their paths towards personal transformation.

We’re looking for freelance writers who support our vision to help co-create a global movement that embraces psychedelic use as a way to heal ourselves and our world.

Qualified candidates should have experience writing engaging, properly referenced blog posts or articles. You should be comfortable gearing your writing to a general audience, structuring your articles in a logical way, and backing up all claims with reference sources. You should also be prepared to share suggestions, not answers. Our community is broad and it’s important to understand that one size does not fit all.

Applicants with SEO writing experience are preferred. We’re especially seeking writers who have formal education or training in mycology, neuroscience, medicine facilitation, or integration coaching.

While this is not a full-time job, writers will receive an honorarium for their work and will be bylined—giving you the opportunity to reach our audience of over 300,000 unique visitors each month. To apply, simply complete the application form.


Job Description – Head of Content

About Third Wave

Since 2015, Third Wave has been committed to co-creating a global movement that embraces psychedelic use as a way to heal ourselves and our world. We are currently on a quest to help drive cultural awakening by providing trusted and reputable resources, training, and support around the intentional use of psychedelics. A core tenet of this strategy is the development of well-researched and powerfully branded online content.

Currently, we reach over 250K people per month, and have been featured in the BBC, Forbes, and the New York Times. With the rapid growth of interest in psychedelics, we are looking for a Head of Content capable of tripling our reach within the next 12 months.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Use data and analytics to develop a content strategy designed to measurably increase our reach, engagement, and loyalty across all platforms, including web, social, video, podcasts, newsletter, and more.
  • Create a content plan that measurably contributes to the financial growth of Third Wave at all steps of the marketing funnel.
  • Work with our Head of Growth and Head of Community to grow our audience through compelling digital and social media content.
  • Advise on the continuous refinement of our content strategy to meet and exceed our OKRs.
  • Oversee logistics and budget for both in-house and external content production.
  • Create a content growth plan to expand our production growth capabilities.
  • Manage our editorial, video, social media, and podcast content calendars.
  • Increasing volume of overall content production across blogs, guides videos, and newsletters.
  • Revisit editorial strategy, and weave in long-form content specific to Third Wave and our philosophy in psychedelics, consciousness, and performance.


  • 7+ years of leadership experience in communications, media, content, and social media at a consumer-facing business or organization.
  • Prior experience successfully managing teams and leading others in the development and execution of creative projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of audience reach and engagement methods and technologies.
  • Proven experience using and acting on data collected from a wide range of communications, content, and social media measurement and analytics tools, including Google Analytics and SEO tools like Clearscope and AhRefs.
  • A passion for, and belief in, effectuating cultural change through the responsible and intentional use of psychedelics.
  • Superior verbal/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work remotely and adjust to North American time zones.

Next Steps:

If this sounds like you, please send an email with the subject line “HEAD OF CONTENT” to [email protected] with your resume and cover letter. Please note, this is a full-time job and we ask for your full energetic commitment if applying for this role.

If this isn’t for you but you know someone who might be interested, we encourage you to send this along!