Grade ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 9
The Location: Houston, TX
The Team: Platts is seeking an experienced editor to join its Houston-based team covering petrochemicals in the Americas. The associate editor will be responsible for price assessments, market reporting, news and analysis of petrochemical markets, working alongside other market reporters in Houston. You are part of a global team. You are considered an SME in the industry and being a team player is very important in this role.
The Impact: You are responsible for producing the price assessments and publishing market intelligence we sell for the business. What you produce determines the impact it can have on our business.
What's in it for you: The successful candidate can move within the team to focus on a different commodity. There are opportunities to move interdepartmental within the Americas or even the possibility of moving abroad. There are opportunities to travel domestically and internationally to learn about and cover markets.
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,200 to $95,900. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.
Assess daily and weekly petrochemical prices for import/export and domestic markets
Gather commodity price information, meet compliance standards, produce price assessments, and write commentaries, stories, analyses.
Assess the value of prices fully in line with S&P Global Platts' rigorous published methodologies
Write news stories on markets covered
Maintain high quality, timely and real-time feed of news and pricing
Work closely with news desk, managers and others to identify news stories on market issues
Develop, expand and maintain sources/contacts relevant to the area of coverage
Effectively manage and develop price reporting coverage in the region
What We're Looking For:
BA or BS degree in journalism, business or sciences preferred with experience reporting/writing/analytical experience; or a graduate degree in journalism, business, economics or finance; with one year of reporting/writing/analytical work experience.
Displays well-rounded communication skills that implement good listening techniques, clear, concise writing style; and good verbal skills. Ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally.
Works well in a team environment, focusing on collaboration and adapting to the needs of a diverse team. Ability to develop into subject matter expert.
Displays good numeracy including ability to conceptualize proportional relationships and understands the basic principles of algebra and statistics. A basic understanding of economics principles is also required.
Adept at managing multiple tasks and adhering to regular deadlines. Able to readjust priorities throughout the day.
Displays good problem-solving and critical thinking capabilities
Has basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and basic keyboarding skills (both speed and accuracy)
Serves as a source of information and perspective to colleagues in a peer advisor role. Shares the knowledge acquired with the company and answers questions.
At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.
S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.platts.com .
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