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Updated 2021-09-14
Activated 2021-09-14

​News Reporter/Energy Market Analyst
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Company Name

Argus Media Limited

Job Type
Argus Media Limited
Creative (Media Related) - Editor/Writer/Copywriter
Planning/Marketing/PR - Research & Analysis
Industry Market Research/Research Institute
Location Asia Japan Tokyo Chuo

Job Description 【Main Responsibilities】
​(1) Report news focused on Japan’s energy sector
(2) Conduct market surveys to support publication of price assessments and/or market studies

【Job Purpose】
The position involves initiating and writing real-time news coverage and both daily and weekly analyses in English for online and print audiences. Coverage includes attending events, interviewing newsmakers and subject-matter experts, data-mining, spotting trends and writing features, and involves extensive collaboration with colleagues on other teams and in other regions. The news reporter is expected to take the initiative in suggesting areas of coverage and where appropriate provide mentoring to news reporters.

Candidates should possess good English language, writing and numerical skills, plus basic computing skills. Familiarity with global commodity markets would be a strong advantage.

【Specific responsibilities】
・Provide real-time, breaking news coverage for an online news service.
・Develop own coverage ideas, propose areas of coverage or specific lines of news inquiry
・Write in-depth analysis and feature stories for daily and weekly publications and blog postings.
・Produce multiple stories on any given day, adding all needed context and background.
・Synthesize complex market and industry information quickly.
・Develop and maintain rapport with key contacts, and liaise regularly with industry stakeholders.
・Develop new contacts to aid with newsgathering and general market intelligence.
・Cover conferences and events (some travel required).
・Adhere to deadlines.
Company Info Argus is an independent media organisation with 1,100 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 26 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets, and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences.

Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.

Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders and global growth equity firm General Atlantic.

As a global company, we provide equal work opportunities, authority and responsibilities to employers of all races, nationalities, genders and ages.
While respecting rationality, we aim to maximize the individuality and added value of each employee in a well-ventilated work environment.
Working Hours 9:00 - 18:00
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Requirements
【Prerequisite】
・ University graduate or above
・ Japanese: Native level
・ English: Business level or above (fluent is desirable)
・ PC skills: Word / Excel / PowerPoint required
・ Experience in analyzing economic data and creating reports, papers or publications

[Desirable skills / conditions]
・ Japanese-English and English-Japanese translation
・ People between the ages of 28 and 38
* From the perspective of developing a career through long-term service, we are targeting young people.
English Level Fluent (TOEIC 865-)
Japanese Level Fluent(JLPT Level 1 or N1)
Salary Depends on experience   
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Description
Our rapidly-growing, award winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognises 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 and company bonus scheme
・Group healthcare scheme
・15 days annual leave with 1 day added for every 1 year worked capped at 20 days per annum
・Extensive internal and external training
Holidays Complete weekly two-day system (Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays)
Paid leave 15 days/year
Telework environment
Job Contract
Period
Full-time employment
Nearest Station 2 minutes walk from either "Kyobashi" on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or "Treasure Town" on the Toei Asakusa Line
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