Job Title: Market Reporter – Crude Oil

Job type: Permanent

Location: London Head Office, Holborn

Reporting Relationship: Editor – Crude Oil

Argus is a fast-growing global B2B media company providing essential information on commodity markets. We are growing quickly, adding new markets, new services, new delivery options and improved analytical tools.

Job Purpose

We are currently looking for market reporters to join our editorial team to cover specific commodity markets and report on deals, price movements and market news.

This is an excellent opportunity to forge your career in business journalism 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.

The crude desk in London assesses crude prices for the North Sea, west African, Russia Caspian and Mediterranean markets. As a member of this team, you will become familiar with all of these markets and an expert in one or more of them. You will be responsible for making daily price assessments and writing market commentaries, as well as writing news and in-depth analysis for the daily Crude publication and for weekly Business Intelligence Reports.

You will work in tandem with senior 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
  • 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 on-line news service
  • 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 from a top tier university
  • Proven ability to develop, source and write industry-relevant news to deadline is preferred
  • Knowledge of the energy and commodity 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
  • Prior experience of working in the financial or energy journalism sector is useful but not essential
  • Strong co-ordination and time management skills with the ability to work well within a team
  • Additional languages useful but not essential

Attributes

  • Demonstrable interest in global 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 almost 950 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 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.

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

Benefits

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
  • 25 days holiday with annual increase up to 30 days
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Season ticket travel loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Extensive internal and external training

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