Job Title: Journalist and Market Reporter – Energy Commodities Job Type: Permanent Reporting Relationship: Editor Location: Houston, Texas
Argus is 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 26 offices in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, China, Japan, Singapore and North and South America.
We are looking for a passionate and resourceful reporter to join one of our teams in Houston, Texas.
You will be a skilled writer, a lateral thinker as well as a logical one, driven by an interest in the economics of markets. You will be able to engage with contacts, develop relationships, and work collaboratively.
You do not need prior experience of commodities markets. Intelligence, curiosity, writing ability and a real desire to become a journalist are the primary qualities we look for in a very diverse pool of candidates.
What is involved
The job is a challenging mix of: reporting on market movements, assessing prices, analysing data, producing expert analysis and writing breaking news.
We provide extensive training in good writing, market assessment, industry understanding, source development, and data analysis.
There are many opportunities to travel, to meet contacts, and to present papers at conferences and on webinars. There are also opportunities to work in other Argus offices around the world.
Reporting on and writing about markets is one of the most difficult and rewarding of all journalistic disciplines. Information is hard to find and verify; Argus customers expect the highest standards of analysis, accuracy and journalistic ethics; deadlines are unbreakable; and a mix of self-reliance and teamwork are essential. But working for Argus offers an outstanding grounding in many vital skillsets and areas of human knowledge, working on the frontiers of the energy transition and the future economics of the world.
If this is for you, we’d love to hear from you.
Monitor and assess markets to produce news, price assessments, market commentaries and reports
Analyse data to create insights into global commodities trade
Daily contact with producers, traders and buyers and other key market sources to build relationships and gather market intelligence
Develop two-way relationships with contacts and share market intelligence
Contribute copy to relevant daily news stories, publications and a real-time news service
Attend meetings, conferences and industry events to build contacts, report on news and represent Argus Media externally
Education and Experience
A graduate with a strong degree
Ability to develop, source and write news to deadline
Excellent written, grammatical and numeracy skills
Ability to analyse data and write engaging content
Excellent communication skills with aptitude to network and build contacts
Strong software skills, notably Excel, and ability to learn new software
Strong co-ordination and time management skills with the ability to work well within a team
Prior experience of working in the financial, energy, or journalism sector is useful but not essential
Additional languages useful but not essential
Self-motivated, able to use initiative and equipped with an inquisitive nature
Critical thinking with excellent communication skills
About Argus Media
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.
Argus is an independent media organisation with more than 1,000 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 26 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, global growth equity firm General Atlantic and Hg, the specialist software and technology services investor.
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 medical, dental and vision plans
Company paid long term disability and life insurance plan
Group 401(k) safe harbor retirement plan with a 6% company match
15 vacation days your first year, which increases up to 25 days
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