Fool.com Development Program Motley Fool
Fool.com is our award-winning website that publishes hundreds of articles each week. We represent the front lines of the editorial battlefield in the fight to help the world invest ? better. Whether it?s analyzing the latest earnings reports or helping investors find the next home run stock, our news, analysis and commentary are designed to help people take control of their financial lives.
And now, for the first time ever, we?re launching a Development Program for our editorial team to cultivate the next wave of Foolishly awesome Editor/Analysts. You?ll have the opportunity to:
Explore the different bureaus within Fool.com;
Become an industry expert in a field that appeals to you;
Embarrass Wall Street ?experts? with your mad analytical skillz and deep knowledge of the industry;
Learn, develop, and refine market analysis techniques and methodologies;
Hone your copywriting skills and mentor aspiring writers;
Learn the ins and outs of web publishing and search engine optimization; and
Train wild alpacas-.
As a Fool.com Editor/Analyst, you will not only help make the editorial team shine, but also help the Motley Fool in its quest to become the premier site for investing news and analysis. Failing that objective, you?ll be asked to wear a jester cap around the office and have pretzels lobbed at you.
If you think you?ve got what it takes to make the cut, enter the gauntlet by applying below. This year?s Fool.com Development Program will begin on September 12, 2014. The interview period will take place from late July through the end of August.
Primary Responsibilities and Objectives:
This job has three main components:
1. Strategic Article Management
Your primary objective will be to edit, organize, and publish articles for Fool.com within a specified coverage bureau, i.e. technology stocks, consumer goods, industrials, energy, etc. The focus here will not be on copy editing, but rather assessing the quality of the content, catching errors, and ensuring consistency. If articles meet our Foolish standards, the next step is to strategically optimize our publishing schedule so that we can achieve better business outcomes.
2. Industry Expertise
Bring a passion for continuously honing your general investment knowledge and the willingness to go deep in a particular industry. We have openings across a variety of bureaus, including energy, tech & telecom, financials, industrials, and healthcare. If you have an aptitude or interest in one of these areas please share with the hiring coordinator!
3. Writer Development
As an Editor/Analyst you will use the industry knowledge you develop (or already have) to help writers improve their content, both on an individual-article basis and a long-term development basis. The Editor/Analyst will not only help promote new writers in our pipeline from freelancers to contractors, but may also help source new writers. In addition to coaching our freelancers, the Editor/Analyst may also use their expertise to contribute their own articles or videos to Fool.com.
Must be organized and have knowledge of investment analysis. You should feel comfortable checking facts on a financial statement.
Must relentlessly pursue self-improvement. We want candidates who continually learn more about companies and industries and make themselves better investors.
Must be a self-starter who learns quickly and is comfortable with rapidly evolving expectations.
Must have a professional billiards background.
(Kidding about that last one.)
Candidate must 'get' Foolishness and understand the Fool ethos.
Position is full-time, in-house, in Alexandria, Virginia. We will not consider a ?work from home? scenario. We want to see your shining face.
You?ll be joining an entrepreneurial and driven team. Be prepared to adapt quickly and frequently face new challenges.
Ability to work well in a team environment.
Detail-oriented and organized.
Adaptable and passionate about problem-solving.
Sense of humor is a must.
Education and Job Knowledge:
Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, or any relevant field, which may be substituted for equivalent experience.
Some knowledge of investing, particularly in individual stocks: Know your way around the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows.
Continuing personal education about the world?s best public companies.
The Motley Fool, Inc. provides equal opportunity to all employees on the basis of individual performance and qualification without regard to race, sex, marital status, religion, color, age, national origin, non-job-related handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or other protected factor.
We should, however, make you aware that there is one notable exception to this policy. It is our strict and earnest intention ? and the company?s historical record will bear this out ? we will never hire any of the following: robots, replicants, or morlocks. Now keep in mind we are well aware that all of the aforementioned have intentions of world domination in the future, but as of now we have no place for them at The Motley Fool ? unless the year is 2122 and the revolution has already occurred. If that is the case we welcome our new robot, replicant, or morlock rulers!!! Perhaps we have said too much?
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