Simply Wall St is looking for a passionate writer with an established interest in investing to join the Simply Wall St News team. Our mission is to empower everyday people to understand complicated financial data and make better, non-emotional decisions.
Simply Wall St News is the future of finance journalism - it's a fully automated, algorithm powered news site providing high-quality, well-written stock analysis to millions of retail investors every month. Some of the world's biggest finance media brands are already using our systems.
This is an opportunity to work at a well-funded, fast-growing Fintech startup with a global impact that is still in its early stage. We are growing really fast but the team is still very small - you will have a big impact on how our product works and feels.
Take some time to explore our product (including the News site!), if you get invited to an interview we expect you to know it inside out. We have an open source analysis model that also acts as an educational tool for our users.
We love suggestions on how we can improve our analysis, visualisations and user experience. How do you think our analysis system works? How would you improve it?
The role requires you to become familiar with company financial statements, if you are not already. You will be challenged to make accurate conclusions about a company by examining its financial information.
This role is for someone who wants to develop systematic analysis of listed stocks; you must be interested in investing yourself.
You must also be interested in learning to write in fairly simple code, required for articles like this one . We’re confident that we can teach you how to do this, if you have the right attitude. But the right person for the job will be excited to learn from talented software developers.
However, we are looking for someone who can already write logically and with a minimum of errors. The right candidate will speak perfect English, and will have the confidence to spot -- and fix -- other people’s mistakes.
As a member of the Simply Wall St News team your role will be to leverage your analytical thinking to provide retail investors with fully automated stock-market insights utilising our rich financial data sources.
You will work with myself (Adam, Chief Growth Officer), news equity analyst, a full-stack software developer, and data scientist, reporting to the equity analyst. You must have the ability to work with the team to optimise our content. Everything we do is designed to be scalable. You will be also involved in helping us uncover the needs of retail investors through user research and in deriving this knowledge into editorial direction. Only applicants with a growth mindset should apply. Please include in your cover letter a sentence or two explaining what a growth mindset is.
We really care about you being an excellent writer, since the results of your work will be read by millions of stock investors around the world. We will encourage and support other writing projects you may have. This role would be best suited to somebody with interest in technology and a passion for educating the general public. While we see our role as helping people make better decisions and educating them, we are not aiming to provide stock picks.
Equity research is undergoing a huge shift and Simply Wall St is at the forefront of the technology changing how it will look, join us if you’d like to be part of that.
(Remember we don't accept applications for technical roles via email!)