Freelance Investing Writer/Analyst - Australia

Contract/Freelance Sydney, Australia


Description

The Motley Fool Australia is looking for a skilled freelance writer to contribute their writing talent and subject matter expertise to our community of Foolish investors. We are estimating 30-40 hours per week for this role.

Though this is a 100% remote contract opportunity with flexible hours, candidates must reside in Australia to be considered. 

Who are we?

We are The Motley Fool, a purpose-driven financial information and services firm with nearly 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.

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 above leaves you thinking, "Hey! I could do that!"

Though The Motley Fool is US-based, we have a thriving Global unit that serves countries around the world. This contractor would be supporting our team in Australia. And though the role is 100% remote, the contractor must be local to Australia. 

About the Role: 

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

  • Gather information for newsworthy stories through observation, investigation, and research.
  • Share your sharp analysis and compelling writing with thousands of individual investors.
  • Monitoring market movements, ASX releases, fund manager reports and more to inform story opportunities.
  • Supporting other content-driven projects within the business when requested.
  • Publishing multiple articles per day on Fool.com.au, depending on the length and research.

Required Experience: 

  • Experience working in journalism or writer role. Experience in finance journalism would be favourably viewed, but is not a requirement.
  • Tertiary qualifications in journalism, communication, English, or related field a plus, but not necessary. 
  • Needless to say, exceptional writing skills are necessary.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Must have a personal interest in and passion for investing and finance. 
  • Beyond that, a passion for investing education and an interest in our purpose to make the world smarter, happier and richer. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Australian stock market. 
  • Firm grasp of Foolish investing principles.
  • Highly organised and deadline-driven. 
  • The ability to consistently generate original ideas, craft thumb-stopping headlines, and regularly deliver exclusive content.
  • Strong understanding of SEO and ability to write with an SEO focus.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Applicants must reside in Australia