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The Role: Associate Editor, Americas Petrochemicals 

The Location:
Houston, Texas

The Team:
Our Houston-based team covers petrochemical markets for the Americas, with an emphasis on North America and Latin America markets. You are also part of a global team of editors, and will be expected to work with counterparts in London and Singapore to provide prospective about how the regions/areas you cover are impacting the dynamic for markets around the world.

The Impact:
You are responsible for producing the price assessments and publishing market intelligence, news and analysis we sell for the business. What you produce determines the impact it can have on our business. You are considered an SME in the industry. The successful candidate will help S&P Global Platts enhance and expand its strong reputation in the markets we cover.

What’s in it for you:

  • Build a career with a global company
  • Grow into the role of subject matter expert for a given commodity
  • Opportunities to travel domestically and internationally to learn about, cover and present on petrochemical markets
  • The chance to be an important and influential member of a team covering an industry undergoing unprecedented growth and investment


  • Assess daily and weekly petrochemical prices for import/export and domestic markets
  • Gather commodity price information, meet compliance standards, produce price assessments, and write commentaries, stories, analyses.
  • Assess the value of prices fully in line with S&P Global Platts’ rigorous published methodologies
  • Write news stories on markets covered
  • Maintain high quality, timely and real-time feed of news and pricing
  • Work closely with news desk, managers and others to identify news stories on market issues
  • Develop, expand and maintain sources/contacts relevant to the area of coverage
  • Effectively manage and develop price reporting coverage in the region 

What We’re Looking For:
We are looking for the kind of person who is intellectually curious, interested in energy markets, and has a editorial experience and desire to learn about the constantly changing dynamics on a national and global scale. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in journalism, business or sciences preferred with experience reporting/writing/analytical experience; or a graduate degree in journalism, business, economics or finance; with one year of reporting/writing/analytical work experience.
  • Displays well-rounded communication skills that implement good listening techniques, clear, concise writing style; and good verbal skills
  • Works well in a team environment, focusing on collaboration and adapting to the needs of a diverse team. Ability to develop into subject matter expert.
  • Displays good numeracy including ability to conceptualize proportional relationships and understand the basic principles of algebra and statistics. A basic understanding of economics principles is also required.
  • Adept at managing multiple tasks and adhering to regular deadlines. Able to readjust priorities throughout the day.
  • Displays good problem-solving and critical thinking capabilities
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and basic keyboarding skills (both speed and accuracy)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with or covering petrochemical and/or energy markets
  • Language skills, particularly Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • Three years of reporting/writing/analytical work experience
  • Proven analytical ability, knowledge of market intelligence gathering
  • Exceptional energy, tenacity, and ambition to excel in a fast-paced newsroom environment.

About S&P Global Platts

At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with conviction. We’re the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.For more information, visit

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