Journalist and market reporter – Speciality Products

Editorial London, United Kingdom



Job Title:Journalist and market reporter Speciality Products

Job Type:Permanent

Reporting Relationship: Editor

Location:London Head Office, Holborn


Argus is one of the world’s largest companies providing news, analysis and price information to commodities and energy markets. We report first-hand on what’s happening globally in the energy space – from hydrogen to coal, crude oil to green ammonia, carbon markets to wind farms. And we do the same for economically vital markets in agriculture, fertilizers, metals and chemicals.


We have 26 offices worldwide in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, China, Japan, Singapore and North and South America.

What we’re looking for


We are looking for a passionate and resourceful reporter to be part of our team in central London. You will assess daily European marine fuels prices and write daily market commentaries and news.


You will be a skilled writer, a lateral thinker as well as a logical one, driven by an interest in the economics of markets. You will be able to engage with contacts, develop relationships, and work collaboratively.


You do not need prior experience of commodities markets. Intelligence, curiosity, writing ability and a real desire to become a journalist are the primary qualities we look for in a very diverse pool of candidates.


What is involved


The job is a challenging mix of: reporting on market movements, assessing prices, analysing data, producing expert analysis and writing breaking news.


We provide extensive training in good writing, market assessment, industry understanding, source development, and data analysis.


There are many opportunities to travel, to meet contacts, and to present papers at conferences and on webinars. There are also opportunities to work in other Argus offices around the world.


Reporting on and writing about markets is one of the most difficult and rewarding of all journalistic disciplines. Information is hard to find and verify; Argus customers expect the highest standards of analysis, accuracy and journalistic ethics; deadlines are unbreakable; and a mix of self-reliance and teamwork are essential. But working for Argus offers an outstanding grounding in many vital skillsets and areas of human knowledge, working on the frontiers of the energy transition and the future economics of the world.


If this is for you, we’d love to hear from you.



Key responsibilities



  • Monitor and assess markets to produce news, price assessments, market commentaries and reports
  • Analyse data to create insights into global commodities trade
  • Daily contact with fuel producers, traders and buyers and other key market sources including governmental bodies to build relationships and gather market intelligence
  • Develop two-way relationships with contacts and share market intelligence
  • Contribute copy to relevant daily news stories, publications and a real-time news service
  • Attend meetings, conferences and industry events to build contacts, report on news and represent Argus Media externally


Skills and Experience

  • A graduate with a strong degree
  • Ability to develop, source and write news to deadline
  • Excellent written, grammatical and numeracy skills
  • Ability to analyse data and write engaging content
  • Excellent communication skills with aptitude to network and build contacts
  • Strong software skills, notably Excel, and ability to learn new software
  • Strong co-ordination and time management skills with the ability to work well within a team
  • Prior experience of working in the financial, energy, or journalism sector is useful but not essential
  • Additional languages useful but not essential




  • Self-motivated, able to use initiative and equipped with an inquisitive nature
  • Critical thinking with excellent communication skills


About Argus Media


Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women’s network.


Argus is an independent media organisation with almost 1100 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 26 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences.


Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.


Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic and Hg, the specialist software and technology services investor.




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 and company bonus scheme
  • Group pension scheme
  • Group healthcare and life assurance scheme
  • Flexible working environment
  • 25 days holiday with annual increase up to 30 days
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Season ticket travel loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Extensive internal and external training





Please make sure you send your CV and Cover Letter via our website


Argus is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.