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Markets Reporter- ICIS - Houston

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Markets Reporter - ICIS - Houston

The role of the Markets Reporter is to cover a portfolio of petrochemicals markets, producing news and analysis stories, pricing reports and other content, as well as keeping plants databases and report methodologies updated, and assisting in the production of news and reports contributed by other Editorial staff.


The Markets Reporter gathers information by developing relationships with sources and produces high-value content by building a comprehensive knowledge base about the markets and the industry, and producing high-quality, accurate and timely content in accordance with standard procedures and style requirements.


Meticulous record-keeping and strict adherence to other compliance-related policies are essential in this role.


The Markets Reporter contributes to the profile of ICIS by attending conferences and helping to organize ICIS events; by meeting sources in person; and by supporting Sales visits to existing and potential customers.


The Markets Reporter also contributes ideas about, and carries out work on, new coverage areas, methodology issues, and new product opportunities with the aim of expanding the ICIS business and meeting customer needs.


As well as producing news and pricing content for a designated portfolio of markets, the Markets Reporter will temporarily cover other markets as required, and ensure continuous coverage of their own news and report responsibilities through proper planning as well as maintenance of up-to-date source lists and cover notes.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Cover a portfolio of petrochemical markets to produce daily and weekly price reports, market analyses, real-time news and in-depth stories
  • Write engaging copy to regular deadlines, with the highest level of accuracy, balance and analysis
  • Proactively chase stories across your portfolio of petrochemicals
  • Interview market sources by telephone and face-to-face to discover pricing information and market trends
  • Assess the validity of information and place it within a wider context
  • Develop sources and maintain existing relationships
  • Travel to industry events in the US and abroad
  • Produce podcasts and video content


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
  • Ability to work in a team and be highly adaptable to a fast-paced and continuously developing environment
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Someone friendly and approachable
  • Someone unafraid to ask probing questions and challenge information
  • Able to explain complex financial concepts in a simple and engaging way
  • Knowledge of economic principles



  • Direct experience in business/market analytics and writing/journalism, or a degree in business, economics, journalism or similar
  • Petrochemical industry knowledge or knowledge of 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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