Platts is seeking an Associate Editor, Markets, who will report on the trading activity in the regional North American daily natural gas markets. The key function of the role will involve the gathering and analyzing of pricing information and market intelligence, and then forming that information into published market commentaries. This position also requires keen reporting and writing skills and the ability to analyze in order to write clearly about complex market issues and dynamics. This position is located in our Houston, Texas office.
Produces daily news stories / market commentaries that are well-written
Identifies news/information and its relevance to readership
Reports on a wide variety of issues that impact commodity markets including, price trends, infrastructure issues; supply-demand trends and issues; regulatory issues
Develops and maintains an extensive source list with key contact information and background information
Maintains frequent source contact via phone; IM and in-person meetings
Verifies transactions or data information submissions
Helps with development and publication of price indexes, applying proprietary methodologies
BA degree in journalism preferred or related field of study
0-3 years' experience in journalism industry and/or natural gas/energy industry
Well-rounded communication skills that implement good listening techniques, clear, concise writing style; and good verbal skills
The 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
Adept at managing multiple tasks and adhering to regular deadlines
Able to prioritize quickly and to readjust priorities throughout the day
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook); and basic keyboarding skills (both speed and accuracy)
A basic understanding of economics principles is also preferred
Persistent with a natural curiosity about energy market fundamentals
Regular full-time employees of McGraw Hill Financial routinely receive the following benefits:
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Flexible spending accounts with company contribution
401K with company matching, long-term and annual incentives, stock purchase program
Many work/life benefits such as low-cost emergency child- and elder-care, parental leave for birth or adoption, flexible work arrangements, volunteer opportunities, employee assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, and much more
About the Company
, the world’s leading energy information provider, traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry leaders will depend on you to help them make better trading and investment decisions in the all-important energy markets. Our real-time news, pricing, analytical services and conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency. With more than 600 employees in 17 offices spanning five continents, you get the best of a small company and a Fortune 500 corporation at Platts. We have a highly diverse workforce, a global perspective, and a “business casual” culture. Platts is a division of McGraw Hill Financial.
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