Argus is an independent media organisation with 1,300 staff, we are one of the world’s largest companies providing news, analysis and price information to commodities and energy markets.

We report first-hand on what’s happening globally in the energy space – from hydrogen to coal, crude oil to green ammonia, carbon markets to wind farms. And we do the same for economically vital markets in agriculture, fertilisers, metals and chemicals.  

We employ almost 500 journalists worldwide and have 29 offices in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, China, Japan, Singapore and North and South America. 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.  

Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic. Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women’s network.  Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Partnership and Inclusivity. 

What will you be doing?  

We are looking for a driven, passionate and resourceful deputy editor to help drive news coverage and market reporting expertise on a daily publication covering European and Asian biofuels markets.  

This is an excellent opportunity for an analytical, inquisitive, numerate and literate individual to develop their leadership skills in a rapidly evolving market. 

You will have a passion for understanding how complex systems work and will relish the prospect of developing your skills in a role that combines data-driven analysis with traditional relationship-based reporting. 

Your role will involve supporting the London-based editor in driving and developing news coverage in a busy team and assessing prices – including Argus’ key daily price assessments for biofuels in Northwest Europe. You will also take responsibility for ensuring the global assessment methodology is followed and updated as markets evolve. You will lead consultations with market participants where necessary and are the first point of contact for any queries regarding pricing and methodology.   

You will work closely with other reporters, senior reporters, editors and other teams at Argus. We will provide you with training and support for you to develop an in-depth knowledge of the markets. In-house training courses are regularly provided on technical skills as well as content-related courses, and new joiners are also provided with extensive training resources.   

Key responsibilities 

  • Monitor and assess fast-moving markets to produce daily price assessments and intelligence, market commentaries, news, analysis and reports
  • Establish strong relationships with key members of the industry and business leaders through meetings and daily communications to gain an in-depth understanding of your market
  • Proactively generate news leads and pitch stories, contribute copy to the relevant publication and the on-line news service, offer contributions to special content (blog posts, white papers, webinars, podcasts, etc.)
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the desk and in other teams to enhance and drive coverage
  • Attend meetings, conferences and industry events to build contacts, report on news and represent Argus in the industry
  • Build up your industry expertise and writing skills to provide readers with first-class market insights and analysis

Skills and experience 

  • Ability to develop, verify and write industry-relevant news/content in English to deadline
  • Excellent writing, grammar and numeracy skills (these will be tested as part of the interview process) and a drive to produce high-quality written content
  • Ability to use data to generate stories and analysis using Excel is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to network and build contacts with industry executives
  • Background in biofuels markets preferred but not essential
  • A strong understanding of market supply and demand dynamics in commodities
  • Strong co-ordination and time management skills with the ability to work well within a team, and a keen eye for detail
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including mentoring junior staff

 Attributes 

  • Interested in facilitating the development of junior staff and colleagues
  • Self-motivated, able to use initiative and equipped with a drive to continuously enhance coverage
  • A team-player, with an ability and desire to learn from and collaborate with colleagues in London and globally

What’s in it for you 

Our rapidly growing, award-winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognizes and rewards successful performance and as an Investor in People, we promote professional development and retain a high-performing team committed to building our success.  

  • Competitive salary and company bonus scheme 
  • Group pension scheme 
  • Group healthcare and life assurance scheme 
  • Flexible working environment 
  • 25 days' holiday with annual increase up to 30 days  
  • Subsidised gym membership 
  • Season ticket travel loans 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Extensive internal and external training

For more details about the company and to apply please make sure you upload your CV via our website: www.argusmedia.com/en/careers/open-positions  

By submitting your job application, you automatically acknowledge and consent to the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data to the Company. Argus is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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