Journalist / Market Reporter – Energy and Commodity markets

Editorial London, United Kingdom



Journalist / Market Reporter – Energy and Commodity markets

Location: London, UK.


Please make sure you include a cover letter with your application, with reasons for your interest in this role.


About Argus


Argus is an independent media organisation with 1,200 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 28 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.  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.


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 employ over 500 journalists worldwide and have 28 offices 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 join one of our teams in central London.


You will be a skilled writer, a creative and lateral thinker as well as a logical one, driven by an interest in how things work, and preferably 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 will you be doing?

The job is a challenging mix of reporting on market movements, assessing prices, analysing data, producing thoughtful, 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 intelligently and creatively 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 producers, traders and buyers and other key market sources 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 creatively and to write engaging, forward-looking 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


What’s in it for you


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 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


For more details about the company and to apply please make sure you upload your CV with a Cover Letter via our website: 


By submitting your job application, you automatically acknowledge and consent to the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data to the Company. 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.