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The Role: You are an experienced, scoop-driven business news journalist who loves serving readers with the commodities market-relevant news they need to make critical business decisions. You know your market, and you can't wait to tell people what's happening -- and what it means, particularly for prices.
You seek opportunities to present data-rich news visually and understand that a "story" might be a graphic or podcast instead. You are comfortable interviewing senior industry executives, including on mic/camera. You also love diving into earnings reports and regulatory filings. Accuracy, timeliness and the ability to bring clarity to the complex are paramount.
Your major area of focus is the natural gas upstream (producers) and midstream (processing, pipelines, storage) segments. With the aid of Platts Analytics data and analysis and Platts Pricing, you write about drilling, pipelines and anything affecting natural gas supply and demand.
Grade ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 10
The Location: Houston
The Impact: Platts news showcases our commodity price benchmarks and analytics to deliver unique market-relevant insight. People read Platts news because it helps them make profit-critical decisions.
The Team: Your manager will be the Head of Gas News for the Americas, but you will interact with the managers of oil, power and regulatory/government news. You will be surrounded by experienced journalists and analysts. The environment is fast-paced, congenial and professional.
Your Skills: You must write well and be numerate. Data visualization skills are important. A commitment to the highest journalistic standards is expected. Spanish fluency is a plus.
Our Hiring Manager Says: "The person who will succeed in this job will be passionate about reporting and understanding complicated subject matter and explaining it clearly and concisely for a time-starved audience. Resourcefulness and independence in someone who collaborates well with others is what we're looking for."
Write intra-day and daily, concise and in-depth breaking news and analysis on key developments relevant to natural gas markets for Platts' alert services, publications and for Dimensions Pro, our multi-commodity news and data platform.
Collaborate with analysts and price reporters to provide timely market insight leveraging Platts' price benchmarks, proprietary data and analytics.
Produce content in a wide variety of situations such as conferences, weekend emergencies, etc.
File copy that is well-researched, accurate and clean (spelling, grammar and style).
Develop a broad and diverse industry source base.
Support team content planning by keeping track of industry events, earnings calls, etc.
Liaise with production team to produce graphics to enhance content.
Contribute frequently to digital media activities (e.g., blogs, podcasts, video) and social media.
What We Are Looking For:
Five-plus years of reporting/writing experience, preferably in energy markets, but also as a broader business or financial journalist.
Flexible journalist able to cover developments from various regions in the Americas as needed.
Concise writing style, numerate.
Research and analytical capabilities with the ability to locate, interpret and leverage a variety of information, including market data, regulatory and corporate documents, including company earnings reports.
Bachelor's degree required. Journalism, Economics, Business and/or Finance.
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $55,900 to $116,100. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.
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 .
S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
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