Alerian was built on the idea that a really smart, friendly, willing-to-pitch-in person is an incredible asset to the firm. What’s it like to work here? We have no internal dress code but wear suits—cowboy boots optional—for external meetings. All employees have incredibly high standards when it comes to ethics and integrity. We may be a young firm, but we celebrate diversity and have a kitchen stocked with healthy snacks (and sometimes Cheetos). Alerianites are truly, madly, deeply passionate about something that is not finance. There are plenty of financial firms looking to hire people hungry for wealth and fame. We’re not one of them. Here are the three people we’re looking for.
Excel Wizard. This person double-checks everything, understands all calculations, makes and uses spreadsheets that are elegant and easy to understand, streamlines processes, removes inconsistencies, and triple-checks. Primary responsibilities include helping our Director of Data Analytics to maintain the databases and Excel files that are at the heart of our organization. We do most of this work manually (not pen and paper but also not relying on secondary sources). We need another set of eyes and another brain making sure every single number is correct every single time.
Graphic Designer. This person cares about the visual details, double-checks everything, demands perfection down to the pixel, has a great eye, and draws pictures on napkins to explain things to friends. Primary responsibilities include making our collateral look beautiful and professional. We’ll give you artistic license to create your best work. You’ll create fact sheets, presentations, charts, and graphs (we’ll give you the data), as well as create logos, color palettes, and the Alerian holiday card.
Intern. This person cares about the details, sees the big picture, owns at least two style manuals, is currently enrolled at an accredited institution, and may or may not be majoring in something related to finance. Primarily responsibilities include working with our Director of Research on data collection, as well as researching industry trends, companies, and themes.
To apply, please send your résumé as well as something that gives us an idea of who you are. It can be a cover letter if you’d like, but we’re open to submissions of all sorts. Honestly, we love to get creative applications. Questions and applications can be submitted to email@example.com. Full job descriptions are available here.