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, fertilizers, 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?  

This editorial position manages a team of reporters, senior reporters, associate and deputy editors directly and sets the news and editorial analysis agenda for Argus European Electricity. The editor reports to the Manager, Electricity and Environmental Markets and collaborates with generation fuels and other desks. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious, experienced energy commodity market journalist with strong writing/analytical skills.  

Key responsibilities 

  • Manage the European Electricity editorial team to deliver high quality content and pricing:
  • Monitor and assess markets to produce news, price assessments, market commentaries and daily reports;
  • Develop contact with market participants and key market sources to build relationships and share market intelligence;
  • Oversee quality and relevance of methodology for related markets;
  • Ensure delivery of end-of-day publication of content to subscribers;
  • Set objectives for team and provide regular updates and feedback on progress;
  • Ensure adequate resourcing of team including during annual leave and other absences;
  • Assist in hiring, including reviewing of CVs, interviewing prospective candidates and providing feedback to Talent Acquisition Manager.
  • Review and develop core offering:
  • Explore the collection and use of data;
  • Draw on data to analyse how fundamentals will develop;
  • Deliver deep-dive analysis into topics that could affect markets and prices;
  • Collaborate with Manager and Editors globally, as well as business development, sales and commercial to identify customer content needs and help to create value and grow the product and client base;
  • Identify product opportunities (new markets to assess, building out analysis);
  • Assist in developing training programmes for new and existing staff members to develop skills.
  • Provide subject-matter expertise internally and externally:
  • Represent Argus at industry events and conferences;
  • Develop slide decks and charts that can be used to support webinars, client meetings, reports.
  • Support Marketing in raising brand awareness:
  • Produce creative additional content to support marketing team and assist with client engagement.

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 electricity 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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