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News Reporter - ICIS - Houston

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News Reporter - ICIS - Houston


ICIS news is part of an integrated editorial team which operates alongside ICIS pricing, the world-leading petrochemical price reporting service, to offer unrivalled real-time coverage of global chemicals and energy markets.

The role of the News Reporter is to cover a wide range of topics and issues that impact the petrochemicals markets; producing real-time news, in-depth analysis and other editorial content; as well as assisting in news desk, copy-editing and other production responsibilities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Write concise and engaging copy – including real-time news and in-depth stories – to meet deadlines, with the highest level of accuracy, balance and analysis
  • Develop story ideas and proactively chase stories
  • Conduct interviews, with emphasis on phone calls and face-to-face meetings
  • Travel to industry events in the US and abroad
  • Work with the news, pricing, copy-editing and production teams to ensure stories are published quickly and to a high standard
  • Work across ICIS multi-media platforms online and with video and audio


Key Skills Required:

  • High ethics and standards
  • An inquisitive mind
  • A strong eye for a story
  • A good communicator, able to write compelling copy to strict deadlines
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Able to explain complex financial concepts in a simple and engaging way
  • Ability to work in a team and be highly adaptable to a fast-paced and continuously developing environment



  • Direct experience in news journalism, or a degree in journalism or similar. Experience covering commodities markets would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the petrochemical industry and/or financial markets is desirable but not required.
  • Ability to speak a foreign language, particularly Spanish and/or Portuguese, would be beneficial but not necessary

About Reed Business Information:

Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.


RBI General Benefits Package

- 401k match of 5%
- 18 Days Holiday
- Paid Charity Days – 2 days per year 
- Benefits start upon hire date
- Excellent OTE & Competitive Salaries

RBI is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact jobs@rbi.co.uk . EEO is the LawEEO is the Law Supplement


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