Associate Editor – Chemicals

Editorial Houston, Texas



Associate Editor Chemicals


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 organization 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, analyze 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 seeking a motivated early/mid-career journalist to help run its US chemicals editorial team while also advancing its market-leading coverage. The role will report to the Chemicals Editor, while working closely with the global chemicals editorial team, business development and commercial teams.
Job duties:
  • Assist the editor in day-to-day management of Houston-based team covering the petrochemical markets.
  • Establish strong knowledge of US chemical commodity markets and provide daily/weekly market coverage across one or more products.
  • Drive news coverage for the team through original reporting and assigning stories to colleagues.
  • Ensure quality and relevance of weekly and daily reports.
  • Develop new areas of market coverage.
  • Provide cross-coverage support across all US markets.
What we’re looking for in you:  
  • The legal authorization to work in the US for any US employer.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, economics, business, history or relevant field.
  • Demonstrated reporting, writing and goal-oriented collaboration skills, with strong diplomatic, analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Experience covering physical commodity markets, with a strong preference for experience in the petrochemicals space.
  • A commitment to the highest level of accuracy and completing all writing within established deadlines.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite with particular experience in Excel.
  • A preference for candidates that speak Spanish or Portuguese.
What’s in it for you: 
  • Competitive salary with bonus
  • Hybrid work model
  • Group medical, dental and vision plans
  • Company paid short term and long term disability and life insurance plan
  • Group 401(k) safe harbor retirement plan with a 6% company match
  • 20 vacation days your first year, which increases up to 30 days
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Extensive internal and external training
For more details about the company and to apply please make sure you send your CV and cover letter via our website: 
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