Argus is an independent media organisation with 1,400 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 30 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 currently looking for a German-speaking market reporter to join our global Generation Fuels editorial team covering European electricity markets in London.

This is an excellent opportunity for an analytical, inquisitive, numerate and literate journalist to develop expertise in a rapidly evolving market as Europe strives to reach net-zero carbon emissions targets.

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 include engaging with market participants, writing news articles and market analysis, as well as assessing prices. The environment is fast-paced but values careful thought. You will enjoy collaborative work with colleagues from a range of backgrounds, many located in Argus’ other offices around the globe.

There are opportunities to travel and attend industry events, and to develop networks/specific market knowledge, as well as to present at industry conferences and lead webinar sessions.

The role would be ideally suited to a curious self-starter with an interest in the energy industry, and who enjoys cultivating sources and writing market-moving stories.

In your first six months you will undergo intensive training to learn about the market you will cover and develop a range of soft and technical skills. Our training programme combines workshops and seminars with training in your team. 

Key responsibilities

  • Monitor and assess markets to produce daily price assessments, market analysis, news and reports
  • Engage daily with the industry to ensure a close understanding of market developments through daily contact with key market figures to build relationships and gather news
  • Contribute high-quality and original copy to the report and the on-line news service, following house style
  • Help to build and curate data sets that help explain market dynamics
  • Attend meetings, conferences and industry events to build contacts, report on news and represent Argus

Skills and experience

  • Educated to bachelor’s degree level from a leading university
  • Previous experience in business/data journalism or in energy markets preferred but not essential
  • Self-motivation and initiative to drive projects forward with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent writing and grammar skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to network and build contacts with industry executives and internally.
  • Proficiency/past experience working with Excel

Attributes

  • Demonstrable interest in global business and politics
  • Self-motivated, able to use initiative and equipped with an inquisitive nature
  • Strong social skills and team-oriented

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

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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