McGraw Hill Financial Associate Editor, Markets in London, United Kingdom
Associate Editor, Markets – Platts – London
The position reports on the trading activity in commodity markets. The role is key to gathering pricing information and market intelligence, and then forming that information into price assessments and published market commentaries, news updates andin-depth analysis stories. The role covers various subjects including supply and demand; infrastructure issues; transportation, regulation, etc. and the impact of those issues on markets.
Follows price trends and report on those trends throughout the trading day
Verifies transactions or data information submissions
- Develops price assessments - indexes, applying proprietary methodologies
Identifies pricing methodology issues in specific area of market coverage
Continually scans the market for changes that might impact trading terms and practices
Reports on a wide variety of issues that impact commodity markets including, price trends, infrastructure issues; supply-demand trends and issues; regulatory issues
Produces daily news stories that are well-written, clean copy that conforms to AP and Platts house style
- Identifies news - information and its relevance to readership
Produces daily commentaries that pair with price assessments; and in-depth analysis stories
Maintains an extensive source list with key contact information and background info
Frequent, daily contact via phone and Yahoo with a wide variety of sources
As able, meet with sources in person to facilitate greater information sharing
Reviews assessments and formulas used for producing price assessments to validate
Ensures copy and commentary is accurate, and aligns with pricing trends
Achieves annual Data Quality Initiative targets
- Maintains internal documentation including:*
market beat how-tos; source lists and reporting notes
Adheres to relevant editorial standards and COE that govern market reporting practices
BA degree in journalism or business preferred with experience in reporting - writing - analytical experience; or a graduate degree in journalism, business, economics or finance; with experience in reporting - writing - analytical work experience.
- Displays 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 - . - Has subject matter expertise in one market
Displays good numeracy including ability to conceptualize proportional relationships; understand the basic principles of algebra and statistics; as well as a basic understanding of how to apply basic math functions in Excel. 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)
Serve as a source of information and perspective to colleagues in a peer advisor role, as you assist your new colleagues to become acquainted with the organization. Sharing the knowledge acquired with the company and answering questions.
Multilingual capabilities a plus
About S&P Global
S&P Global is a leader in content and analytics for the global capital, commodities, and commercial markets. The company harnesses the power and scope of data from its businesses to create integrated solutions that meet emerging customer needs, acting as a catalyst for growth worldwide.
Our businesses are:
S&P Global Ratings, S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P GMI & Platts.
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