The Role: S&P Global Platts is looking for a Market Reporter and Market Analyst with an international outlook to drive pricing, analytics and news coverage of the Turkish imported scrap market. Our daily HMS 80/20 assessment is a benchmark that serves as the pricing basis of a London Metal Exchange-listed contract. Based in London, the responsibilities of this position include assessing the daily Turkish scrap market as part of a two-person team, engaging global market participants who trade, consume, sell or are otherwise impacted by this important steelmaking raw material and producing analysis and pricing content on a daily basis.
The Impact: The successful candidate will be part of a global team responsible for delivering high-visibility and insightful content. This individual must be comfortable writing about both news and pricing information and interpreting data. The finalist will be considered a subject matter expert in the industry; being a team player is of utmost importance in this role.
The Career Opportunity: The successful candidate will have opportunities to grow within the EMEA Metals team and the global company. These opportunities can include, but are not limited to, focusing on different commodities and commodity groups, as well as international travel to learn about global markets. This benchmark is an area of focus for our company, so success in this role will be noted by key corporate decision-makers.
The Team / The Business: The successful candidate will be part of a team with operations in the Americas, EMEA and Asia, while based in S&P Global’s offices at our corporate headquarters in London.
Your Skills: Experience applying the Platts Market on Close assessment process to pricing is preferred, as is an analytical approach to covering markets. A background in freight markets is desired, as well as prior exposure to the international financial and commodities sectors. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Powerpoint and Excel, is a must.
Our Hiring Manager says: This is a great opportunity for someone looking to advance their career and help define and execute Platts’ content vision. The successful candidate will work with a motivated, experienced team and have the opportunity to grow while taking on increasing responsibilities. The culture of our team is fun and collegial and each member contributes on a daily basis.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibility will be reporting on trading activity in the Turkish imported scrap market and how it impacts global steel markets. This will include sharing pricing information in real time, producing analysis of market pricing and trends, identifying and writing news stories during the course of coverage and assessing markets based on physical bids, offers and traded information in line with our published methodologies. Writing copy, producing graphics and publishing data explaining the trends driving prices and the reasons why we have assessed the price where we have is a part of the daily process. Our scrap teams in Asia, Europe and the US are in frequent contact throughout each business day, as the regional markets are influenced and impacted by Turkey’s buying habits and price levels.
Secondary responsibilities will include managing and building our database of contacts, identifying opportunities to improve our methodology or launch new assessments and representing Platts at industry events such as conferences or in face-to-face meetings -- further establishing Platts as a leading presence in the metals commodity space. The candidate also will have opportunities to present at conferences, conduct webinars and podcasts or external media interviews. The candidate may be called on to assist with creating or editing content for other Platts metals publications, as well.
- Gathering, verifying and publishing commodity price information, producing price assessments and interacting with global metals markets
- Writing daily news analysis/feature stories
- Developing and expanding coverage of the global metals sector
- Serving as point of contact for internal and external audiences in providing context around the copy, graphics and data we publish
• A master’s or equivalent degree is preferred, in addition to knowledge of and work experience applying the Platts Market on Close assessment approach to pricing commodities
• Proven reporting/writing/editing/analytical experience
• Excellent spoken English and writing skills, with fluency in other international business languages
• Superior communication skills with the ability to converse articulately across a wide range of groups and personalities, internally and externally
• Possess energy, tenacity and ambition to excel in a fast-paced news environment and foster that culture throughout our team
• Proven analytical ability and comfortable handling numbers
• Understanding of advanced math, economics and statistics principles. Ability to apply math functions in Excel
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.
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