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Market Reporter, Oil Pricing

Grade: 10 (for internal purposes only)

The Location: Dubai

The Role: The individual in this role will be responsible for day-to-day reporting on the Middle East crude oil and/or refined oil products market. He or she will be responsible for every aspect of market reporting, including the collection and publication of primary market information, running an assessment process, assessing the value of crude oil, refined oil products, reporting market-related news, writing commentary and analysis, contributing to methodology development and engaging with market sources.

The Impact: The Middle East is a region of paramount importance to global oil markets as a supplier of crude oil to the world. Increasingly, it’s also becoming a center for refined oil products trading following the surge in refining capacity in recent decades and evolution of Fujairah as a logistics hub. Market participation is growing with the region’s traditionally conservative national oil companies setting up trading desks to join dozens of buyers/sellers, independent traders and oil majors already active in the market. Based in Dubai, the associate editor in this role will be uniquely positioned to cover markets across the Middle East, but also report on trade flows between the East and the West, in collaboration with Platts oil market reporting teams in Singapore and London.

The Career Opportunity: Platts has a strong global brand and established assessment methodology. Platts is a publisher You’ll be joining the well-respected oil markets reporting teams and will gain exposure and understanding of the Asia and Middle East crude oil and refined products pricing and markets.

Your Skills: The ideal candidate will have a background in oil market reporting, pricing or analytics, have a deep and thorough understanding of Asia and Middle East oil markets, knowledge of trading strategies, an understanding of derivatives markets, written and verbal communication skills. The candidate will be expected to take initiative and ownership of Platts oil price reporting in the Middle East, contribute information to Platts existing price benchmarks and look for opportunities to develop new ones.

Our Hiring Manager says: “The individual will join the team that produces some of the most prominent Platts benchmarks in the Asia and Middle East markets. I’m looking for a self-driven individual who’s outstanding in news reporting and able to uphold Platts’ standards.”

Responsibilities:
Gather oil market information, produce price assessments, write commentary, news and market analysis

Follow price trends and report on these in a timely manner

Conduct analysis, contribute to content development activities and thought leadership pieces

Develop and expand on Platts’ already expansive list of sources and contacts

Qualifications:
Minimum of 3 years of experience in oil markets in a reporting or analytical role

Strong numeric skills with knowledge of crude oil and oil product trading and pricing

Excellent presentation and writing skills

Self-driven, energetic and proactive

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to work in a team-oriented, global, multi-cultural environment

S&P Global Platts

At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. 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 .

Equal Opportunity Employer:
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

20 – Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), EDTGRP202.1 – Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 261774

Posted On: 2021-05-14

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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