Argus is a fast-growing global media company providing essential information to the commodities industries. We are looking for a market reporter to join our editorial team to cover the German oil market and report on deals, price movements and market news. The German Handel report is produced in German, while news on the Argus Direct web platform will also be in English, so an ability to write fluently in both languages, and to be comfortable in a predominately English-speaking office environment, is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to forge your career covering the economically influential sector of German oil products. You will apply and develop your skills across daily market and news reporting, market analysis and features in this fast-paced environment with the highest standards of journalistic independence and integrity.

Key responsibilities

  • Monitor and assess the German oil market to produce daily price assessments, market analysis, news and reports, demonstrating a thorough understanding of Argus’ editorial standards and compliance processes

  • Engage with the industry to ensure a close understanding of market developments through daily contact with traders, refiners and other key market figures to build relationships and gather news

  • Contribute high quality and original copy to relevant publications and the on-line news service, following house style

  • Attend meetings, conferences and industry events to build contacts, report on news and represent Argus

  • Be rigorous in applying Argus’ market price assessment methodology and contribute to the development of the methodology.

Skills and Experience

  • A graduate with a strong university degree

  • Ability to develop, source and write industry relevant news to deadline

  • Knowledge of the energy and commodity sectors useful but not essential

  • Excellent writing and grammar skills, in both German and English, and strong numeracy (these will be tested as part of the interview process)

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to network and build contacts with industry executives

  • Strong co-ordination and time management skills with the ability to work well within a team

Attributes

  • Demonstrable interest in business and politics

  • Self motivated, able to use initiative and equipped with an inquisitive nature

About Argus Media

Argus is an independent media organisation with more than 800 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 21 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets, and also offers bespoke consulting services and industry leading conferences.

Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.

Half of Argus employees are commodity journalists who specialise in reporting news and price information relating to physical energy and related commodity markets. They operate according to a rigorous Editorial Code of Conduct and an Ethics Policy that align with best journalistic practice, including the avoidance of conflicts of interest.

Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by staff shareholders and global growth equity firm General Atlantic.

Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries. Data provided by Argus are widely used for indexation of physical trade. Companies, governments and international agencies use Argus information for analysis and planning purposes.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary

  • Extensive internal and external training

  • 25 days holiday with annual increase up to 30 days

  • Group pension scheme

  • Group healthcare scheme

  • Subsidised gym membership

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Childcare voucher scheme

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