Argus is the leading independent provider of market intelligence to the global energy and commodity markets. We offer essential price assessments, news, analytics, consulting services, data science tools and industry conferences to illuminate complex and opaque commodity markets. Headquartered in London with more than 1,400 staff, Argus is an independent media organisation with 30 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading hubs.

Companies, trading firms and governments in 160 countries around the world trust Argus data to make decisions, analyse situations, manage risk, facilitate trading and for long-term planning. Argus prices are used as trusted benchmarks around the world for pricing transportation, commodities and energy.  Founded in 1970, Argus remains a privately held UK-registered company owned by employee shareholders and 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 we are looking for

This is an excellent opportunity to forge your career covering the economically and politically influential sector of global energy and commodities. You will apply and develop your skills across daily news reporting, market analysis, features and editorials in this fast-paced environment with the highest standards of journalistic independence and integrity; and there are opportunities to travel and present papers at industry conferences and lead webinar sessions.

Argus is seeking a reporter to join the crude desk in London which assesses prices for the North Sea, west African, Russia Caspian and Mediterranean markets

You will cover the crude oil market through daily price assessments, writing interesting, analytical market commentaries, news coverage and in-depth analysis to appear online and in the daily Argus European Products report. A key responsibility will be maintaining and expanding the contact base and forging strong relationships with the industry.

You will work in tandem with other reporters and editors who will provide training and support to develop in-depth knowledge of the markets.

Key responsibilities

  • Monitor and assess markets to produce daily price assessments, market commentaries, news, analysis and reports
  • Curate data and maintain and analyse existing data series to inform coverage and develop graphs and charts within Excel to illustrate trends and analysis
  • Develop an understanding of relevant commodity markets, working with other Argus teams to produce joint content.
  • Regular meetings and daily communication with key members of the industry, including traders, brokers, and business leaders to build relationships and gather news
  • Contribute copy to relevant daily and periodical publications and the online news service, and contribute to special content and presentations as required
  • Work with other departments to help promote the use of Argus price assessments
  • Attend meetings, conferences and industry events to build contacts, report on news and represent Argus in the industry

Skills and experience

  • A graduate with a strong degree
  • Proven ability to develop, source and write industry-relevant news to deadline
  • Knowledge of the commodity and/or freight sectors useful, but not essential
  • Excellent writing, grammar and numeracy skills (these will be tested as part of the interview process)
  • Ability to use data in generating stories and analysis is preferred, while a willingness to learn is essential
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to network and build contacts with industry executives is essential
  • Prior experience of working in the financial or energy journalism sector
  • Strong co-ordination and time management skills with the ability to work well within a team
  • Additional languages useful but not essential


  • Demonstrable interest in global business and politics
  • Self-motivated, able to use initiative and equipped with an inquisitive nature
  • Ability to collaborate and work within a close-knit team is essential

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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 recognises 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
  • Working hours 10.30-18.30

For more details about the company and to apply please make sure you upload your CV via our website: 

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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