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Location: London Grade: 11 (for internal purposes only)
The Role: S&P Global Platts is the leading provider of energy pricing, news, and analytics. We are seeking a Managing Editor to lead our Light Ends team, part of the European Oil price reporting team based in our London office in Canary Wharf.
The London light ends team, made of three reporters, is responsible for publishing and developing key Platts benchmark assessments of European and African gasoline, naphtha, LPG and related derivatives. These include, amongst others, prominent benchmarks such as CIF NWE naphtha, 10ppm FOB Med premium unleaded gasoline and FOB West Med Butane.
As well as managing the team and developing Platts assessments, the Managing Editor will be expected to become familiar with the assessment process for the light ends markets, and to cover them as a frontline reporter as the need arises.
The managing editor is expected to work in conjunction with other leaders, but also to show strong individual leadership and assume considerable responsibility for the delivery of essential market coverage and pricing.
Principal Accountabilities / Duties / Responsibilities:
Triage daily issues as they emerge in the light ends team. The oil team is busy with many issues emerging daily. This position is crucial to managing the issues and see that they are dealt with in the appropriate manner.
Ensure a consistent implementation of the methodology in daily assessments as well as providing clear communication of the methodology both internally and externally.
Ensure that market issues which may require further investigation and potential methodology development are acted upon in an appropriate time frame.
Review and manage industry feedback on market and methodology issues.
Act as the critical "second pair of eyes" function to ensure process is being followed correctly during the assessment process, approving
Drive news coverage through the team. Coordinates team source development strategy.
Manage external engagement activities and serves as subject matter expert.
Monitor team's news and market reporting activities, ensuring timely coverage of events.
Working with the Associate Editorial Director, this position will be responsible for administering the day-to-day running of the team including tasks such as scheduling coverage and holidays.
Ensure training and coaching of staff members as well as working with the Associate Editorial Director for wider execution of the oil team's strategy.
Facilitate a healthy flow of communication between the management team and the reporting team.
Ensure adherence to the IOSCO Principles for Price Reporting Agencies, working with the Market Assessment Quality team.
Essential Skills Required:
Degree educated with at least three years' experience of reporting, analysis or editorial management experience
Ability to work to intra-day deadlines in high-pressure environments. Our processes are daily and we have frequent intraday deadlines. Efficient running of the team depends on excellent time-management skills.
Strong at identifying improvements and efficiencies and implementing processes that continually promote productivity and quality improvements.
Strong leadership ability which utilizes influence, and promotes team collaboration and development, as well as personal accountability.
Accuracy under time pressure. It is critical that we deliver accurate assessments to the market consistently.
Strong communication skills that implement good listening, clear writing style and strong verbal skills. The ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally.
Strong numeracy skills as well as the ability to critically analyze data.
Strong critical thinking is essential in providing context around market information.
Detailed knowledge of how Platts assess and covers European oil markets. This is to ensure that Platts processes are applied consistently and accurately.
Proven public speaking abilities. This position will be an internal and external ambassador of what we do and must be an accomplished and confidant speaker.
Proven internal and external training capabilities. This position will be responsible for ensuring a consistent approach to methodology and training, in cooperation with the oil team management will be a big part of this.
Proven real-time news abilities. This position will be at times writing news and analysis on a real time basis but will primarily be responsible for driving news in the team.
Direct knowledge of the middle distillates markets is an advantage.
Higher degree education, such as a Master's degree or PhD
About S&P Global Platts
At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with conviction. 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
To all recruitment agencies: S&P Global does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward such resumes to any S&P Global employee, office location or website. S&P Global will not be responsible for any fees related such resumes.
20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), EDTGRP202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)
Job ID: 264862 Posted On: 2021-09-03 Location: London, United Kingdom