Market Reporter, Agriculture (Rice/Grains)

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
25 Jul 2022
10 Aug 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Location: Hybrid working (two days a week minimum in London office)
Grade: 9/10 (for internal purposes only)

The Role: The Agriculture Market Reporter (Associate Editor, Rice/Grains) is a reporter whose role primarily focuses on assessing a representative daily (or weekly) price of a specific commodity, in this case rice/grains. They do this by gathering information from a range of contacts involved in these markets. They will also write news and analysis about the international rice market/European, Middle East and African (EMEA) grains market.

The rice team assesses prices for and reports on all of the major origin markets, including Thailand, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, the US, South America and Italy. The grains team focuses on the Black Sea region, assessing prices for corn and wheat out of Ukraine, Russia and Romania, as well as covering market developments in Europe more generally.

Responsibilities: The Agriculture Market Reporter (Associate Editor, Rice/Grains) is responsible for every aspect of price reporting. This includes talking to market participants from all over the world in a highly international-facing role to collect market and pricing information. They must research and write news articles and analysis on major market events. They must publish price assessments and commentary about the market and contribute to methodology development.

The Career Opportunity:
  • Excellent career growth potential within the Agriculture team, which works across the grains, oilseeds, biofuels, rice and sugar space.
  • Opportunities to learn more about other aspects of the business, including technology and editing.
  • Opportunities to travel internationally for industry events and conferences several times a year, where you may have the chance to represent S&P Global Commodity Insights as a speaker.
  • You will also have the chance to represent CI in face-to-face meetings, in webinars, podcasts, or other interviews.
  • You will assist in identifying, developing, and executing assessment opportunities to drive growth in the international rice/EMEA grains market.
The Team: You will be joining a dynamic, people-first team that prizes effective collaboration and strong inter- and intra-team relationships. We value team members who are kind, have a good sense of humor, are willing to help out their colleagues, and are keen to learn. We believe strongly in diversity, equity and inclusion and are committed to making all feel welcome and valued.

The Business: S&P Global is the world's leading price reporting agency (PRA) and a premier source of commodities intelligence. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in pricing, news, and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. It provides the market with numerous benchmark price assessments that are used in contracts across the world. The content you generate and the relationships you build are essential to the energy, agricultural, metals and petrochemicals markets.

Day timings: Covering the rice market would involve starting work between 8:30-9:00am London time, publishing assessments at 11:30am and then again at 4:30pm, and finishing the day at 5pm.
Covering the grains market would involve being in the office by 9am London time, publishing assessments by 5pm, and publishing commentaries by 5:30pm.

Your Skills:
  • BA degree or higher
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of role types and personalities, internally and externally
  • High intellectual curiosity with a self-starter mindset and effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to perform well to tight deadlines
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Culturally and socially sensitive
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two to five years' reporting/writing/analytical/editorial experience
  • Experience or knowledge of the agriculture sector
  • Keen interest in commodities and understanding of global commodity markets
  • Knowledge of economic principles
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
  • Strong numeracy skills including ability to understand the basic principles of statistics and to apply basic maths functions in Excel
  • Fluency in relevant international languages (such as Russian, French, Spanish, Hindi/Urdu, Mandarin Chinese)
About S&P Global Commodity Insights

S&P Global Commodity Insights enables organizations to create long-term, sustainable value with data and insights for a complete view on the global energy and commodities markets. For more information, visit


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.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

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

Job ID: 275422
Posted On: 2022-07-24
Location: London, United Kingdom

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