Freelance Writer - Fool UK

Contract/Freelance UK, United Kingdom


Love investing? Love to write?


Then you might make a great contributor to The Motley Fool UK. Our writers help demystify the world of finance by covering market insights across tech, consumer goods, financials, energy, industrials and more.

We will consider candidates with strong writing experience, a passion for investing and the ability to write in The Motley Fool’s unique voice. This contract opportunity is flexible and 100% remote, but candidates must reside in the United Kingdom for consideration.

NOTE: We’re always keeping our eyes open for strong writers to join our Foolish Fold. As this is an ongoing job posting, please be patient with our response times! We review candidates once per month and will get every applicant an answer one way or another.


About us:

We are The Motley Fool, a purpose-driven financial information and services firm with 30 years of experience focused on making the world smarter, happier, and richer. 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 products and services.


Since our founding, we’ve cut through the noise and jargon to help people understand the financial world in general and their own finances in particular.


Today, we do it at a fairly large scale, and we’d like your help as we continue to grow!


The Motley Fool is firmly committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a motley group of overachievers that have built a culture of trust founded on Foolishness, fun, and a commitment to making the world smarter, happier and richer.  However you identify or whatever winding road has led you to us, please don't hesitate to apply if the description leaves you thinking, "Hey! I could do that!"


About this position:


The Motley Fool UK editorial team has two goals:


        To share your sharp analysis and compelling writing with thousands of individual investors.

        To help you develop your analysis and writing to become a regular contributor.


Our Freelancers are encouraged to build a partnership with our editors and analysts and build expertise in financial analysis, storytelling, and the Foolish writing style that has served as the foundation of our company's success.

Compensation: We offer a pay structure that is clear, transparent, and, we hope, generous. If you write an article that is thoughtful, well-written, and makes specific and relevant mention of publicly traded companies and their tickers, we’ll publish it and pay you £45 per article.


As many of our successful freelancers can attest, that might just be a starting point for your relationship with the Fool. There are additional incentives available for top performing writers. And we keep an eye on the best writers and analysts -- those who truly work with us as partners. And that can lead to even bigger things.


About you:

        You share our passion for teaching the world about the stock market.

        You’re a skilled writer AND analyst, and you’re ready to send us samples of your work.

        You have a strong understanding of The Motley Fool’s investment philosophy.

        You have experience writing about financial topics and have written for another financial publication in the past.

        You have the ability to write in our Foolish tone! We’re informative but never patronizing. Our goal is to demystify the world of finance in a fun and thoughtful way.

        You are awesome (but you already knew that)!