Chief News Editor / Bureau Chief, Asia

Editorial Singapore, Singapore


 

Chief News Editor / Bureau Chief, Asia

Based in Singapore

 

 

About Argus

 

Argus is the leading independent provider of market intelligence to the global energy and commodity markets. We offer essential price assessments, news, analytics, consulting services, data science tools and industry conferences to illuminate complex and opaque commodity markets.

 

Headquartered in London with over 1,400 staff, Argus is an independent media organisation with 30 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading hubs.

 

Companies, trading firms and governments in 160 countries around the world trust Argus data to make decisions, analyse situations, manage risk, facilitate trading and for long-term planning. Argus prices are used as trusted benchmarks around the world for pricing transportation, commodities and energy.

 

Founded in 1970, Argus remains a privately held UK-registered company owned by employee shareholders and global growth equity firm General Atlantic.

 

What will you be doing?

 

Argus is looking for a talented, experienced, and versatile journalist to join us as the Chief News Editor / Bureau Chief.   This fabulous opportunity will suit someone who has experience writing and editing real-time online news and is excellent at managing intelligent, creative people and helping them excel.

 

You will oversee the operational management of the news and editing team reporting to this role, be responsible for the news content and define a clear editorial strategy and a consistent tone of voice in our news coverage. You will work closely with the Managing Editor, the Editor-in-Chief, News Editors around the world, Editorial Managers and other members of the Asia and regional leadership team on long-term news strategy and policy in Asia.    

 

  • Oversee the day-to-day running of our Asia news desk.
  • Help drive a bright, positive, and agile team culture by constantly looking for new ways of working that will increase the quality of Argus’ output and ensure we are focused on the work that counts.
  • Manage, inspire, and mentor a small team, ensuring relevant news is covered with high quality daily.
  • Work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and other senior editorial colleagues to develop/support new editorial-led special products, such as special reports and feature stories that contribute to revenue growth and subscriptions.
  • Edit stories, ensuring they are compelling and adhere to Argus standards.
  • Work with the team to implement and maintain editorial standards.
  • Oversee consistent, high-quality hiring and training of our Asian editorial team. 
  • Conduct mid-year and end-of-year employee performance reviews.

 

 What we’re looking for in you

 

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, economics, business, history or relevant field.
  • Has experience reporting or running a desk in a newsroom.
  • Demonstrated writing skills, including strong grammatical knowledge, research, and copy-editing skills.
  • Experience covering commodities or a related area is preferred, but not essential.
  • Exceptional degree of organisational skills.
  • Excited about leading the charge but isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty.
  • Flexible and excited by fast-paced, frequently changing work environments.
  • A strong work ethic, including operating calmly under pressure.
  • Passionate about mentoring journalists.

 

 

What’s in it for you

 

  • Work within a highly motivated team at an industry-leading and rapidly growing global company
  • Competitive salary and company bonus scheme 
  • A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork
  • Excellent location at Raffles Place in central Singapore – close to public transport and amenities
  • Hybrid working model - Work from Home options available
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical (GP and specialist), dental and hospitalisation.
  • 20 vacation days your first year, up to a maximum of 25 days
  • Extensive internal and external training
  • Employee Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme

 

Travel

  • 0-10% is expected for this position.

 

Hours

Monday through Friday, 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.  

Earlier or later hours, or weekend hours, may be expected on occasion.  

 

We're not engaging any recruitment agencies for this role, so if you're interested, please apply directly.

We will conduct interviews continuously and reserve the right to take down the advertisement when we find the right candidate.

 

 

Please send in your application via our official careers website at https://www.argusmedia.com/en/careers/open-positions. 

Jobs posted on other websites and that do not link to our careers website may not be legitimate and may be fraudulent.  If you are contacted by someone whom you suspect may not be appropriately representing Argus, please send the details to us via an email with “Recruitment Fraud” in the subject title.