Remote | Freelance
Motley Fool

Personal Finance Writer

Other Freelance/Contract, United States

The Motley Fool’s mission is “To Make the World Smarter, Happier, and Richer.” For 25 years that has meant providing impartial and informed investment recommendations with a healthy dose of personal finance guidance on the side. But our coverage continues to expand as we seek to empower everyone with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to attain financial freedom.

We launched The Ascent, a personal finance brand by The Motley Fool, to rate and review critical financial products like credit cards, savings accounts, personal loans, and more. There’s some good (and a lot of bad) advice out there, and we’re cutting through the noise that often leaves people feeling helpless and insecure about these key financial decisions. From the tools we build, to our thorough and impartial reviews, to our overall design, we’ll highlight what matters — and save our readers time.

So now that you know who we are at The Ascent, let’s talk about you.

Do you love explaining the nuances of credit scores, student loans, budgeting, and investing for the future? Great, because we’re looking for experienced personal finance writers who can help us teach readers how to make their financial dreams come true!

For this contract position, we’re looking for candidates who:

  • Have previous publishing credits in the area of personal finance (articles, books, etc.).
  • Can produce at least 20 clean, quality articles per month.
  • Know how to explain complex financial topics to ordinary people.
  • Consistently meet deadlines.
  • Can occasionally deliver timely articles on short notice.
  • Are open to exploring new formats, topics, styles, workflows, etc.
  • Can get us backstage tickets to concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

A few things to note:

  • A high-volume writer can make six figures per year with us.
  • Our writers tend to stay with us for years. Many have been here a decade or more.
  • In a turbulent industry, our track record of financial stability stands out.
  • Experience in writing for organic search and managing money are major pluses — but not requirements.

After a probationary period, during which we would pay $100 per article, we plan to offer a contract to a successful applicant. This entails a pay raise to a range of $150 to $450 per piece depending on the length and complexity.