The Role: S&P Global Platts is seeking a market reporter who will take on the responsibility for day-to-day reporting on gas markets in Europe.
The Impact: The Market Reporter in this position is responsible for every aspect of market reporting, including the collection and publication of primary market information,formulating price assessments, reporting on market-related news, writing commentary and analysis, contributing to methodology development and engaging with market sources.
The Career Opportunity: Excellent career growth potential within the team.
The Business: At S&P Global Platts, the premier source of commodities intelligence, the content you generate and the relationships you build are essential to the energy, petrochemicals, metals and agricultural markets.
Your Skills: Experience of reporting / journalism background; Strong mathematical skills; Strong writing skills; Ability to perform well with tight deadlines; industry experience preferred.
The market reporter in this position assesses the value of gas markets, accurately and fully in line with our rigorous and well-known methodology. The market reporter will communicate with market participants throughout the day; demonstrate a thorough understanding of Platts' methodology; be rigorous when using mathematics and excel spreadsheets; demonstrate ability to do a full set of assessments; and ensure our methodology for each market is up to date.
Write high-quality market commentaries:
The market reporter is responsible for writing commentaries associated with his or her assessments. The commentaries are intended to help our readers better understand what is happening in the market. The reporter will be responsible for providing detailed and well-written market commentaries on a daily basis, providing our subscribers with a rationale behind the price movements on a given day and to showcase our knowledge of the market.
Report news about the markets:
The market reporter is responsible for reporting news and analysis relating to his or her market. The new should help our readers understand issues in the marketplace, whether they are traders, analysts, government regulators, working in the supply chain, or in another walk of life. Relevant stories include news about supply and demand developments, government data, new developments in regulations, trader movement news, general analysis of price trends, and other relevant topics. The market reporter should provide a good blend of standard news reporting—the news that needs to be done—with creative "enterprise" reporting that generates original reporting for S&P Global Platts; file a reasonable quantity of stories relevant to their markets – and we prize the quality and originality of news reports over sheer quantity alone; regularly file stories before lunchtime; work closely with the news desk, the Managing Editor, and others to identify and write good news stories about issues the markets; demonstrate a strong sense of what news our readers want to see, and be a vocal contributor to regular news meetings with the team.
Engage with the industry:
The market reporter is responsible for engaging with market sources around the region, including those who are not regularly in the Market-on-Close assessment process. Excellent engagement helps ensure we are close to market developments, methodology development is strong, story writing is creative, and that channels of communication are established and open with market sources. The market reporter should find and nurture new market sources; maintain a good relationship with existing sources; ensure source lists are up to date and stored on the network in line with our Editorial Standard for source maintenance; send summaries of meetings to manager and immediate colleagues; avoid an over-reliance on Instant Messaging, try to talk to each source at least once a week, and meet with different sources for lunch about once a week; handle complaints in line with Editorial Standard for complaints management
- Experience of relevant reporting / journalism background / European gas industry
- Strong mathematical skills
- Strong writing skills
- Ability to perform well with tight deadlines
- Understanding or exposure of commodity markets
- Ability to react quickly to changing market conditions
S&P Global Platts
At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. 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 www.platts.com.