The Role: S&P Global Commodity Insights is the leading provider of energy pricing, news, and analytics. We are seeking a Managing Editor to lead our Middle Distillates team, part of the European Oil price reporting team based in our London office.

The Impact: The London middle distillates team, made of four reporters, is responsible for publishing and developing key Platts benchmark assessments of European and African diesel, jet fuel, gasoil and related derivatives. These include, amongst others, prominent benchmarks such as 10ppm CIF NWE ULSD cargo, 0.1% CIF Med Gasoil and CIF NWE Jet fuel cargo assessments.

As well as managing the team and developing Platts assessments, the Managing Editor will be expected to become familiar with the assessment process for the middle distillates markets, and to cover them as a frontline reporter as the need arises. The managing editor is expected to work in conjunction with other leaders, but also to show strong individual leadership and assume considerable responsibility for the delivery of essential market coverage and pricing.

Principal Accountabilities / Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Triage daily issues as they emerge in the middle distillates team. The oil team is busy with many issues emerging daily. This position is crucial to managing the issues and see that they are dealt with in the appropriate manner.
  • Ensure a consistent implementation of the methodology in daily assessments as well as providing clear communication of the methodology both internally and externally.
  • Ensure that market issues which may require further investigation and potential methodology development are acted upon in an appropriate time frame.
  • Review and manage industry feedback on market and methodology issues.
  • Act as the critical “second pair of eyes” function to ensure process is being followed correctly during the assessment process, approving
  • Drive news coverage through the team. Coordinates team source development strategy.
  • Manage external engagement activities and serves as subject matter expert.
  • Monitor team’s news and market reporting activities, ensuring timely coverage of events.
  • Working with the Associate Editorial Director, this position will be responsible for administering the day-to-day running of the team including tasks such as scheduling coverage and holidays.
  • Ensure training and coaching of staff members as well as working with the Associate Editorial Director for wider execution of the oil team’s strategy.
  • Facilitate a healthy flow of communication between the management team and the reporting team.
  • Ensure adherence to the IOSCO Principles for Price Reporting Agencies, working with the Market Assessment Quality team.

Essential Skills Required:

  • Degree educated with at least three years’ experience of reporting, analysis or editorial management experience
  • Ability to work to intra-day deadlines in high-pressure environments. Our processes are daily and we have frequent intraday deadlines. Efficient running of the team depends on excellent time-management skills.
  • Strong at identifying improvements and efficiencies and implementing processes that continually promote productivity and quality improvements.
  • Strong leadership ability which utilizes influence, and promotes team collaboration and development, as well as personal accountability.
  • Accuracy under time pressure. It is critical that we deliver accurate assessments to the market consistently.
  • Strong communication skills that implement good listening, clear writing style and strong verbal skills. The ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally.
  • Strong numeracy skills as well as the ability to critically analyze data.
  • Strong critical thinking is essential in providing context around market information.
  • Detailed knowledge of how S&P Global Commodity Insights assesses and covers European oil markets. This is to ensure that company processes are applied consistently and accurately.
  • Proven public speaking abilities. This position will be an internal and external ambassador of what we do and must be an accomplished and confidant speaker.
  • Proven internal and external training capabilities. This position will be responsible for ensuring a consistent approach to methodology and training, in cooperation with the oil team management will be a big part of this.
  • Proven real-time news abilities. This position will be at times writing news and analysis on a real time basis but will primarily be responsible for driving news in the team.

Desirable Skills:

  • Direct knowledge of the middle distillates markets is an advantage.
  • Additional languages
  • Higher degree education, such as a Master’s degree or PhD
  • Broadcasting/Presenting skills

About S&P Global Commodity Insights

At S&P Global Commodity Insights, our complete view of global energy and commodities markets enables our customers to make decisions with conviction and create long-term, sustainable value.

We’re a trusted connector that brings together thought leaders, market participants, governments, and regulators to co-create solutions that lead to progress. Vital to navigating Energy Transition, S&P Global Commodity Insights’ coverage includes oil and gas, power, chemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Commodity Insights is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world’s leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today.

For more information, visit http://www.spglobal.com/commodity-insights.

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.

Benefits:

We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include: 

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit: https://www.spglobal.com/en/careers/our-culture/

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:

At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.  

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.  

US Candidates Only:  The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law.

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