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Reporter - Early Career Program

Reporter-Early Career Program (start July 2024)

Location: Houston, US   

Please make sure you include a cover letter with your application, with reasons for your interest in this role.   


About Argus Media   

Argus is the leading independent provider of market intelligence to the global energy and commodity markets. We offer essential price assessments, news, analytics, consulting services, data science tools and industry conferences to illuminate complex and opaque commodity markets.   

Headquartered in London with 1,300 staff, Argus is an independent media organization with 29 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading hubs.    

Companies, trading firms and governments in 160 countries around the world trust Argus data to make decisions, analyze situations, manage risk, facilitate trading and for long-term planning. Argus prices are used as trusted benchmarks around the world for pricing transportation, commodities and energy.    

Founded in 1970, Argus remains a privately held UK-registered company owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic and Hg, the specialist software and technology services investor.   


What we’re looking for   

Argus is looking for smart, energetic and curious early-career journalists who are interested in the vital and rapidly changing world of commodity markets, the building blocks of commerce and society. Our reporters delve deep into spot markets, identifying trends and assessing the prices that ultimately drive the global economy.

Successful candidates will begin their Argus journey through our early career program, which will expose them to several different commodity markets as well as a stint on the News team, followed by placement with a specific commodity team.

What will you be doing?   

  • Apply and develop reporting skills across pricing, news and analysis and play a key role in continuing and expanding our breadth and quality of coverage.
  • Produce daily or weekly news and analysis on specific markets, for publication online and in our market reports, under the guidance of an experienced editor
  • Attend meetings, conferences and industry events to build contacts, report on news, and represent Argus
  • Contribute to research and special projects as needed
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Argus business and methodologies, and what goes into being a news or markets reporter


What we’re looking for in you   

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, economics or a related field.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and ability to demonstrate structured problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English, and strong numeracy skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to network and build contacts.
  • Strong coordination and time management skills with the ability to work well within a team.
  • Demonstrable interest in global business and politics
  • Self-motivated, able to use initiative and equipped with an inquisitive nature


 What’s in it for you   


Our rapidly growing, award winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognizes and rewards successful performance and as an Investor in People, we promote professional development and retain a high-performing team committed to building our success.   

  • Competitive salary with bonus 
  • Hybrid work model
  • Flexible working environment
  • Group medical, dental and vision plans
  • Company paid short term and long-term disability and life insurance plan
  • Group 401(k) safe harbor retirement plan with a 6% company match
  • 20 vacation days your first year, up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Extensive internal and external training


For more details about the company and to apply please make sure you upload your CV via our website:    

 Argus Media is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please contact us.   

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