Senior / News Reporter – Commodities Market (AUS)

Editorial Sydney, Australia


Senior / News Reporter – Commodities Market

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?


Argus is looking for a News Reporter to join our team in Sydney, working with and closely supporting team editors across Asia.  The ideal candidate is a resourceful, versatile and detail-oriented journalist who can quickly become a subject matter expert and lead coverage across various resources and energy markets.  


The role involves writing news and market analysis for Argus’ live news website, and daily, weekly, and monthly publications.  As part of your role, you will expand market contacts, applying the highest journalistic independence and integrity standards.  There are opportunities to travel, attend industry events, present at industry conferences and lead webinar sessions.


This role will require a collaborative approach, working with team reporters and industry stakeholders to report on markets. It requires self-motivation and the initiative to drive projects forward with the ability to meet tight deadlines.


Commodities industry experience would be an advantage but it is optional. Intelligence, curiosity, writing ability and a genuine desire to produce quality journalism are the primary qualities we look for in a diverse pool of candidates.


  • Write daily news stories on developments in the Australian commodities sector.
  • Write in-depth analyses and feature stories for daily, weekly and monthly publications.
  • Develop and maintain good rapport with critical sources to become a subject matter expert in the commodities market.
  • Develop new contacts to aid with newsgathering and general market intelligence.
  • Attend and cover industry conferences.
  • Write insightful and well-researched market analyses with a strong focus on the use of data.
  • Contribute to white papers, webinars and blogs.


What we’re looking for in you


  • A strong bachelor degree preferably in Economics, Journalism, Communications, Business or relevant field.
  • An investigative mind and good writing skills
  • Prior experience working in financial or commodities journalism is beneficial but optional.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for commodities, energy markets, global business, politics, and economics.
  • Experience delivering breaking news, insightful market reports, and in-depth analytical articles is a bonus.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite with experience in Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to network and build contacts with industry executives.


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
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Career development and a promote from within culture
  • Ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities
  • Employee Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme



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


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