McGraw Hill Financial Associate Editor – Coal Pricing in London, United Kingdom

Position Description

Associate Editor – Coal Pricing, Platts, London

S&P Global Platts is seeking a proactive and dedicated Associate Editor – Coal Pricing to report on the Atlantic thermal coal market.

Based in London, the position will work in a team responsible for day-to-day price discovery and market intelligence gathering activities across a range of disciplines, including thermal coal, petcoke and the editing and compilation of a daily newsletter.

A key element of the role will be the ability to build on the strong reputation that Platts has established in this area of the business, in a challenging environment. The position will be required to work closely with regional peers in Asia and the US.

The position will have excellent time management skills and experience of market reporting, publishing and ideally price discovery within a commodities setting. The position will also be required to assist in developing and applying methodologies, and must be able to serve externally as a subject matter expert on coal pricing.


•Writing daily market comments, news, regular in-depth analytical articles, and price assessment formation processes within the Atlantic thermal coal team

•Develop and maintain productive relationships with a broad base of key industry sources in coal

•Research and interpret market issues

•Develop proposals around new pricing assessments or changes

•Understand relevance of information to the customer, and facilitate the development of value-added news - information

•Ensure copy and commentary is accurate, aligning with pricing data and assessments

•Contribute to team source development strategy for coal

•Regularly represent Platts at industry events and functions with a view to eventually fulfilling public speaking - expert panel engagements


•BA degree in journalism or business preferred with experience of commodities reporting - writing - analysis

•Strong editing - proof-reading skills

•Strong interpersonal and communication skills that implement good listening, a clear writing style and strong verbal skills. The ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally

•Displays strong numeracy including a solid understanding of economics principles and of risk management principles

•Strong critical thinking skills

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