Commodity markets reporter

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Employer/Agency: Argus Media Limited
Location: Singapore
Salary/Package: On application
Job Sector: General Management & Consulting
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Job Purpose

Argus is one of the world’s leading market intelligence and price reporting providers across global energy markets. Argus’ Asia business is headquartered in Singapore and covers operations across Singapore, Dubai, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney.

The Commodity Markets Reporter will cover energy markets like coal and gas in the Asia Pacific region through price assessments, news coverage, maintaining and expanding the contact base, and attending conferences. The Reporter will also spearhead development of market coverage, alongside the existing editorial team.
Key responsibilities

Collect market prices and make assessments, adhering to rigorous compliance standards.
Write market commentaries, news, analysis and market outlooks; develop graphs and charts within Excel to illustrate trends and analysis; communicate this information in a timely manner to management and subscribers.
Work with and interview subject matter experts; research industry trends.
Contribute to presentations as directed by management.
Develop and maintain rapport with key contacts, and liaise regularly with industry stakeholders (buyers, sellers, traders, brokers) to gain market intelligence.
Develop new contacts within the market to aid with gathering prices and general market intelligence.
Maintain existing databases and build new databases for designated products.
Oversee methodology relevant to coverage, which includes timely communication of needed changes, additions or deletions.
Cover conferences and events (some travel required).
Adhere to strict deadlines.
Provide subject-matter expertise to other Argus departments.
Work on special projects as needed.

Skills and Experience

Good writing and numerical skills, plus basic computing skills.
Fluency in a major Asian language in addition to English would be an advantage.
The work involves cross-checking price assessments, and including analysis in the commentaries. A familiarity with global crude oil, oil products, crack spreads, and/or forward markets would be an advantage.

Demonstrable interest in global business and politics
Self motivated, able to use initiative and equipped with an inquisitive nature
Strong leadership ability

About Argus Media
Argus is an independent media organisation with more than 850 full time staff. It is headquartered in London and has offices in each of the world’s principal commodity centres. Its main activities comprise publishing market reports containing price assessments, market commentary and news, and business intelligence reports that analyse market and industry trends.

More than half of Argus employees are commodity journalists who specialise in reporting news and price information relating to physical energy and related commodity markets. They operate according to a rigorous Editorial Code of Conduct and an Ethics Policy that align with best journalistic practice, including the avoidance of conflicts of interest.

Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries. Data provided by Argus are widely used for indexation of physical trade. Companies, governments and international agencies use Argus information for analysis and planning purposes.

Argus has 21 offices globally, including London, Houston, Washington, New York, Calgary, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Dubai, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney, Moscow, Astana and other key centres of the commodity industries. Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company.


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
Group healthcare scheme
20 days holiday
Extensive internal and external training

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