Reporter - Refined Products, Argus Media - CA

Recruiter
Argus Media
Location
San Francisco, California
Salary
Competitive salary & benefits package
Posted
20 Jun 2018
Closes
20 Jul 2018
Industry
Journalist
Sector
B2B, Energy, News, Newswires
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Argus is a fast-growing global B2B media company providing essential information to the energy industry. Argus benchmarks are used globally throughout the energy sector for formula pricing in contracts, as a taxation reference, in investment planning and for a variety of other purposes.

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 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. There are opportunities to travel and present papers at industry conferences and lead webinar sessions.

Argus is seeking a US west coast Refined Products Reporter to join its San Francisco bureau. The position will involve analyzing spot markets, writing daily/weekly news articles and networking with contacts in the energy trading industry.

This position will report to the Refined Products team editor, with an administrative reporting line to the local bureau chief. The ideal candidate is innately curious and personable, able to quickly become a subject matter expert and lead coverage within a designated product portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining rapport with key contacts and liaising on a daily basis with industry stakeholders (traders, brokers and other participants) to collect bids, offers, and deals.
  • Working with the daily report editor to assess petroleum prices based on collected data, adhering to rigorous Argus methodology and compliance standards.
  • Writing daily market commentary, analysis, and industry news stories adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Maintaining existing databases and building new databases for designated products.
  • Developing new contacts and relationships within the petroleum markets, attending industry events, and reaching out to market participants to further develop Argus’ Petroleum business. Expanding the contact base and maintaining excellent relationships with existing contacts is an important part of the role.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The legal authorization to work in the US for any US employer.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, economics, business, history or relevant field.
  • Demonstrated goal-oriented collaboration skills, with strong diplomatic and problem-solving ability.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a professional publishing capacity or in an analyst role.
  • A basic understanding of markets.
  • A commitment to the highest level of accuracy and completing all writing within established deadlines.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite with particular experience in Excel.
  • The willingness and ability to travel up to 15% of the time in order to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.
  • Demonstrable interest in global business and politics
  • Self-motivated, able to use initiative and equipped with an inquisitive nature
  • Ability to think analytically
  • Strong reporting and writing skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks on a tight daily deadline
  • Experience covering physical energy markets is a plus


Employee Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Group medical, dental and vision plans
  • Company-paid long-term disability and life insurance plan
  • Group 401(k) safe harbor retirement plan with a 4% company match
  • 15 vacation days your first year, which increases up to 25 days
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Extensive internal and external training


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