Business Development & Reporter – Biofuels & Oil Products, Australia

Editorial Sydney, Australia



Business Development & Reporter – Biofuels & Oil Products

Based in Sydney, Australia



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 1,300 staff, Argus is an independent media organisation with 29 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.


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.  Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Partnership and Inclusivity.


What will you be doing?

As part of our expansion in Australia, we are looking for a business developer to join our team in Sydney, working with and closely supporting team editors across Asia.  It would be best if you were business-focused, self-driven, confident, resourceful, and versatile:


  • biofuels/oil products professional or business development professional with an understanding of who to talk to develop our coverage in Australia and the Pacific.  
  • Or experienced journalist who can quickly become a subject matter expert and lead the development of our biofuels and oil products business, including meeting with industry to ascertain the most useful coverage.


The role involves looking for opportunities for Argus to meet the rapidly changing needs of the biofuels/oil products markets and working closely with our team in Singapore and London team. In your role, you will expand market contacts, assess prices, and write news and market analysis for Argus’ live news website and daily, weekly, and monthly publications.  


This role will require a collaborative approach, working with the growing team in Australia and industry stakeholders to report on markets and develop pricing opportunities. It requires self-motivation, confidence in building new contacts and the initiative to drive projects forward with the ability to meet tight deadlines. You would be:


  • Establishing strong relationships with key members of the industry and business leaders through meetings and daily communications to promote Argus’ position and gain an in-depth understanding of the markets.
  • Working closely with business development teams in Singapore and London to engage with the biofuels and oil products firms, including producers, users, financiers, developers and traders, in order to expand Argus’ reach in these crucial and quickly-evolving markets.
  • Attending meetings, conferences, and industry events to build contacts, assessing pricing opportunities, representing Argus in the industry, and presenting and participating in panel discussions to promote Argus.
  • Monitoring and assessing fast-moving markets to produce price assessments and intelligence, market commentaries, news, analysis, and reports.
  • Collaborating with colleagues in Sydney and globally to enhance and drive coverage.
  • Building up your industry expertise and writing skills to provide readers with first-class market insights and analysis.


To learn more about our biofuels and oil products portfolio,


What we’re looking for in you


  • A strong bachelor degree, preferably in Economics, Journalism, Communications, Business or a relevant field.
  • Experience promoting price indexation, business intelligence or market analytics services in commodities markets would be beneficial.
  • An investigative mind that can discover industry needs, trends and detailed pricing.
  • Understanding the global and/or local biofuel/oil products markets would be advantageous.
  • Experience in creating presentations and writing updates in a fast-moving business environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with management and meet targets in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite with expertise in Excel.


Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role. 


What’s in it for you

  • Work within a highly motivated team with an industry leader and rapidly growing global company
  • Competitive salary and bonus in line with education, experience, and skills
  • Hybrid working model - Work from Home options available
  • Career development and progression opportunities.
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities
  • Employee Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme



  • Willing and able to travel up extensively in Australia to support client engagements



Monday through Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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


If you can succeed in this role and are interested in driving the company into the future, we would love to hear from you!


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.


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