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. The contract role will be 38 hours per week for 6 months (with the possibility of a contract extension for the right person).

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

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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. 

What Would you do in this role?  

The Motley Fool Australia is looking for a person with experience analysing public businesses and, ideally, experience investing their own money. They should also possess the ability to clearly and effectively communicate both in writing and on audio and video platforms (in an enjoyable, easy-to-understand way – we try to avoid jargon wherever possible).

In this role, you will work closely with our Investing team, and prepare or assist in preparation of company reports, including buy/sell recommendations, company updates, educational articles, and other ad-hoc written communications for our members. You would also be required to participate in webinars and, occasionally, in-person member events, with video becoming an increasingly important part of our business.

The role is being offered on a full-time contract basis. The initial contract term is 6 months; however, the opportunity to extend would be available for the right person.

Okay, but what would you actually do in this role? 

  • Participate in analyst meetings, and present investment ideas
  • Research information on public companies and gather this to develop succinct investment advice for new and existing Motley Fool Australia services.
  • Provide updates on companies and portfolios on a regular basis, supported by company announcements and perhaps other pertinent insights from industry sources.
  • Explaining market events to members and providing educational investing updates, when required.
  • Supporting the analyst team with your own ideas on investment selection.

Required Experience: 

  • Exceptional writing skills
  • 2+ years experience working as a writer of content (online or offline). Experience in financial services communication would be favourably viewed, but is not a requirement.
  • Foundational understanding of equity markets; a track record of investing (including of own/family funds) will be favourably viewed.
  • Strong relationship and contact management skills
  • Must have a personal interest in and passion for investing and finance
  • You must be a self-starter who can take ownership of your responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Highly organised and deadline driven
  • The ability to capture the core essence of a listed company’s investment credentials and transfer this knowledge into a compelling article for members to act.
  • Willingness to participate and appear in audio and video formats.

 

Hourly Pay Range
$45$55 AUD

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