Investigative Business/Technology Writer for Venture Capital Firm

Posted On: August 17, 2018

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Media Organization: Alpha Edison

Company Description

Alpha Edison is an early stage venture firm that partners with courageous entrepreneurs to build industry-changing technology platforms. We share our research and expertise in business model innovation to help founders create new markets, unlock latent demand, and scale businesses that change our world - for the better.

Job Description

Alpha Edison is a venture capital firm investing in tech-driven industry transformations. Despite a few outsized successes, the venture capital industry has been plagued by severe and systematic errors. We are redesigning the machinery of cognition to reduce the noise that has overwhelmed most strategies and to remove cognitive biases in decision making. The result is repeatable outperformance.

We employ a proactive, multidisciplinary approach to identify new markets and build companies that unlock latent demand. Alpha Edison works with innovative data models to uncover the leading indicators of changing behavior. Our process is creative and generative, using a different set of analytical frameworks and data to help us ask better questions. It is a multi-variate problem with broad application.

The Opportunity:
Alpha Edison is a dynamic, entrepreneurial firm with a clear merit-driven culture of inclusion. This is an exceptional opportunity for a technical, creative thinker experienced in investigative writing to work in an interdisciplinary environment that encourages constructive friction.

Ideal Candidate:
Intellectually curious
Creative and comfortable with ambiguity
Clear thinker who can delineate between what they know and what they want to know
Able to seek and apply insights from other disciplines
Interested in solving large, structural problems across industries
A self-starter
Able to synthesize data into coherent and informative deliverables against clear deadlines

Bachelor's degree in communications, English, journalism, business, or a related field
Graduate degrees respected but not required
At least 5 years working experience where writing was 95% of duties

Your Responsibilities:
Investigate key areas of change, including behavior change, corporate, product development, regulatory change
Perform research to gain sufficient subject matter expertise of AE frameworks, drivers, investments, and theses
Interview thought leadership to provide insight into industry best practices
Assess and understand audiences and their needs, identifying the appropriate type, scope and level of detail required for each piece
Clarify complex or technical content into clear information for discrete audiences
Write at least one thought piece every week
Draft internal and external written reports, briefs, and executive summaries
Participate in peer review and editing to support consistency of style, tone, and accuracy of content
Develop and maintain an editorial calendar of activities and projects

$50,000-$80,000, DOE; full benefits

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (one professional piece and one piece written just for fun) to Dayo Fashoro (