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Company: Argus Media Inc.
New York
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
October 16, 2013
Job ID: 1527949


The Company

Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical and transportation industries. Data provided by Argus are widely used for indexation of physical trade. Companies, governments and international agencies use Argus information for analysis and planning purposes. Argus has 19 offices globally, including London, Houston, Washington, New York, Calgary, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Dubai, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney, Moscow, Astana and other key centers of the energy industry. Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company with nearly 500 full time staff.

The Position

Freight Market Reporter

New York, New York

Reporting Relationship
The Freight Market Reporter will report directly to the Editor.

Position Summary
Shipping is the backbone of commodity markets, accounting for almost all international trade. Companies that need to hire a ship compete for vessels in a bustling spot market, populated by shipowners, brokers, oil majors and traders. Argus Media’s clients need to know what freight markets are doing, and why prices are changing.

The Freight reporting position at Argus entails assessing seaborne transportation costs and analyzing tanker and bulk markets. The reporter will write news about shipowners and freight markets, including infrastructure developments, rate moves, company earnings and people moves. The reporter will also track and analyze US refined product exports, and should be able to back up coverage of other markets as needed. The role will involve attending industry events to gather news and network with contacts.

The Candidate

College degree required.  Advanced degree a plus.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Analytical mind
  • Strong reporting and writing skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks on a tight daily deadline
  • Experience covering freight markets is a plus

Apply by emailing your resume (with GPA if you are a recent graduate) and any writing samples to houstonjobs@argusmedia.comwith “Freight  Markets Reporter” in the subject line. Argus offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, 401(k) match and gym allowance.  Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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