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

We are looking for a driven, passionate and resourceful individual to join our European petrochemicals team. The primarily responsibility will be to support and develop market coverage across a broad range of European markets.

Your role will include working closely with the global team, including the global editors and colleagues in related departments such as business development, sales and marketing.

This is an excellent opportunity for an analytical, inquisitive, numerate and literate individual to develop their leadership skills in a rapidly evolving market. 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.

You will work closely with other reporters, senior reporters, editors and other teams at Argus. We will provide you with training and support for you to develop an in-depth knowledge of the markets. In-house training courses are regularly provided on technical skills as well as content-related courses, and new joiners are also provided with extensive training resources.  

Key responsibilities

  • Monitor and assess chemical markets to produce price assessments and intelligence, market commentaries, news, analysis and reports
  • Collaborate with colleagues covering upstream and downstream value chains to provide readership with a wholistic view of the market.
  • Build up your industry expertise and writing skills to provide readers with first-class market insights and analysis
  • Establish strong relationships with key members of the industry and business leaders through meetings and regular communications to gain an in-depth understanding of your market
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the desk and in other teams including analytics, sales, marketing and business development to enhance and drive coverage, provide cover where needed and appropriate.
  • Attend meetings, conferences and industry events to build contacts, report on news and represent Argus in the industry

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 chemicals 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 coordinating and mentoring team members around the world


  • Self-motivated, able to use initiative and equipped with a drive to continuously enhance coverage
  • A team-player, with an ability and desire to guide, collaborate and learn from colleagues in London and globally

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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 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
  • Working hours 10am-6pm

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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