Freelance Financial Copywriter

Contract/Freelance Freelance/Contract, United States


Description

The Motley Fool Member Success team is looking for a highly skilled freelance copywriter with finance and investing expertise to help us craft compelling emails, web copy, product messaging and more. We’re estimating 30-40 hours per week from this role for approximately 6 months with potential to extend. This contract will be flexible and 100% remote, but candidates must reside in the United States for consideration.


Who we are

We are The Motley Fool, a purpose-driven financial services firm with nearly 30 years of expertise. Our goal is to make the world smarter, happier, and richer by providing outstanding business and investing advice, at scale. But what does that even mean?! It means we’re helping Fools (always with a capital “F”) demystify the world of finance, beat the stock market, and achieve personal wealth and happiness through our investing services, like Stock Advisor, and Motley Fool Wealth Management, our portfolio management service. 

Who we're looking for

We're looking for a curious and passionate freelance copywriter who can engage our members and inspire them to take action. Our services are designed to help investors of all levels improve their financial futures -- and we also believe that investing guidance should not stem from a “one size fits all” mindset. Within that, we emphasize the importance of owning a diversified portfolio of stocks and holding for the long term.

Here’s the challenge/opportunity for you to take on: Help us make the world smarter, happier, and richer by compelling members to engage more deeply with our email and website content. Specifically, you'd be working closely with our Product Operations Managers, Investors, and DRI’s to craft and/or revise content on topics including:

  • Stock rankings: Our analysts' lists of their current high-conviction picks.
  • Quarterly updates: How has a service's stock portfolio been performing?
  • Mindset: How should Foolish investors view current market conditions?
  • Weekly recaps: Digests of don't-miss highlights. 
  • On-site product copy.

 About You

  • You're skilled at crafting compelling pieces that inspire readers to take action through storytelling.
  • You have a knack for adopting a voice and tone that's most appropriate to the topic and circumstance.
  • You’re naturally curious and comfortable with research.
  • You're a quick learner -- and know enough to know what it is you don't know.
  • You’re empathetic. In order to inspire a person to act, you're able to see the world through their eyes — and understand what motivates them.
  • You’re flexible and adaptable, and receptive to feedback. 

Core Competencies/Requirements

  • Fantastic written communication skills and the portfolio to prove it -- we want skillful writing that can inspire action.
  • At least 4-5 years investment experience - you should be an active investor who watches the market and understands how current events impact our members. 
  • The ability to shape communications with our members based on your understanding of the market. 
  • Strong collaborative attitude. 
  • Sense of humor and joy in your work. 
  • Interested candidates should be prepared to complete a brief test project. 

Compensation: 

This role pays on a per-project basis depending on length of assignment and difficulty, but will typically range between $200-$450 per piece. There will also be additional incentives based on performance.