Managing Editor, Polymers and Olefins

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
31 Jan 2023
26 Feb 2023
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: Managing Editor, Polymers and Olefins
Location : London
Grade : 11 ( for internal purposes only )

The Role: S&P Global Commodity Insights is the leading provider of energy pricing, news, and analytics. We are seeking a Managing Editor to lead a team of European petrochemicals price reporters based in our London office. You will be expected to drive performance and talent development for your team, leading by example in all aspects of market reporting including price assessments, news and commentary, methodology review and market engagement. You will also contribute to strategic initiatives.

The Team: You will be joining a high-performing, diverse global team, providing business-critical data and information to the marketplace.

The Sector: Petrochemicals is at the heart of Commodity Insights commodity price reporting boasting strong growth.

The Impact: T he position has responsibility for the development and oversight of pricing and content within the fast-growing global petrochemicals sphere, and for driving adoption of Commodity Insights price assessments as benchmarks in the EMEA region.

  • Oversee the execution of robust price assessments, high-quality market commentaries and timely news reporting; ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the team.
  • Become familiar with the assessment process and cover markets as a frontline reporter as the need arises.
  • Identify and act on emerging market issues, create open dialogue with external stakeholders regarding assessment and methodology decisions.
  • Manage key projects to defend and acquire benchmarks, drive change and evolution of our assessment specifications and methodology.
  • Represent the regional and global team at industry events as presenter, moderator and panelist.
  • Facilitate news coverage through multiple channels, including real-time, video and audio platforms, features, weekly publications and showcase content.
  • Identify workflow improvements and efficiencies, implement processes that continually promote productivity and quality.
  • Lead our effort to define and communicate high performance standards, inspire reporters to strive for those standards.
  • Focus on leadership development by delegating stretch responsibilities in a way that ensures scope of responsibilities and success measures are clear.
  • Foster a global mindset within the team, encourage closer collaboration with peers in other regions and understanding of big picture trends.
Essential Skills Required:
  • Degree educated with at least five years' experience of reporting/writing/analytics or editorial management.
  • Working to intra-day deadlines in high pressure environments. Our processes are both daily and weekly and we have frequent intraday deadlines. Efficient running of the team will only be possible if the person filling this position is a master of time management.
  • Accuracy under time pressure and ability to provide a detailed and accurate review of others. It is critical that we deliver accurate assessments to the market consistently.
  • Leadership ability which utilizes influence and promotes team collaboration and development, as well as personal accountability. Agility to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally.
  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking capabilities with a strong track record of execution.
  • Proven public speaking abilities. This position will be an internal and external ambassador of what we do and must be an accomplished and confident speaker.
  • Proven real time news abilities. This position will be writing news and analysis on a real-time basis and will also be responsible for driving news in the team.
  • Strong numeracy and Excel.
Desirable Skills:
  • Knowledge of the petrochemicals markets and commodity trading.
  • Experience in price reporting and assessing commodities.
  • Higher degree education, such as a Master's degree or PhD.
  • Languages a plus.
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

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Why work for S&P Global Commodity Insights:

Our Benefits: We invest in our success as a company by investing in our people. At S&P Global, we're committed to comprehensive, competitive benefits for our people. We provide benefits to support the health and financial needs of our people while helping make their working life experience more rewarding.

S&P Global offer a flexible working environment with our anchor/flex working model, a well-being allowance up to £500 p/a*, unlimited holiday, wellbeing programs including online fitness sessions and more. (* Some benefits are subject to opt in.)

Work within a culturally dynamic organisation where everyone has a chance to shine while collaborating and learning from each other.


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.

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

Job ID: 278838
Posted On: 2023-02-08
Location: London, United Kingdom
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