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Forensic Researcher and Writer for VC Firm

About Alpha Edison:

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. Research is at the core of everything we do. This is an exceptional opportunity for a technical, creative thinker experienced in business writing to work in an interdisciplinary environment that encourages constructive friction. 

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work with the investment team on research relevant to our investment themes and sourcing new companies, i.e. addressable markets and emerging industries
  • 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
  • Serve as ghostwriter for thought pieces by AE team
  • 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 
  • Support team in preparing for events such as panels and talks

 

Experience:

  • 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 research and writing was 95% of duties
  • Develop and maintain an editorial calendar of activities and projects

 

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

 

Salary: 

Negotiable, DOE; full benefits

 

To apply, please send the following documents to Ms. Dayo Fashoro, Alpha Edison Operations Lead (dayo@alphaedison.com):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two writing samples (one professional piece that particularly involved a deep dive into a difficult subject and synthesized/simplified the information for a non-technical/expert audience; and one piece that you wrote just for fun/yourself)

DETAILS

SCHEDULE: Full-Time
DURATION: Permanent
WORK SETTING: Office

HOW TO APPLY

Deadline: