McGraw Hill Financial Associate Editor, Petrochemicals in Houston, Texas

Position Description

The Role:

Platts is seeking an Associate Editor, Petrochemical Markets to join its Houston-based team to cover petrochemicals in the Americas. The associate editor will be responsible for market reporting, news and analysis of polymer and olefins markets, working alongside other market editors in Houston.

An ideal job candidate would include the following strengths and abilities:

Proven analytical ability, comfortable handing numbers, exceptional energy, tenacity, and ambition to excel in a fast-paced newsroom. Good written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.

The Impact:

You are responsible for producing the price assessments and publishing the information that we sell for the business. What you produce determines the impact it can have on our business.

The Career Opportunity:

The successful candidate can move within the team to focus on a different commodity. There are opportunities to move interdepartmental within the Americas or even the possibility of moving abroad.

The Team - The Business:

You are part of a global team. You are considered an SME in the industry and being a team player is very important in this role.


  • Assess daily and weekly petrochemical prices for export and domestic markets

  • Gather commodity price information, meet compliance standards, produce price assessments, and write commentaries, stories, analyses.

  • Assess the value of prices fully in line with Platts’ rigorous published methodologies

  • Write news stories on markets covered

  • Maintain high quality, timely and real-time feed of news and pricing

  • Work closely with news desk, managers and others to identify news stories on market issues

    • Develop, expand and maintain sources - contacts relevant to the area of coverage
  • Effectively manage and develop price reporting coverage in the region


  • BA or BS degree in journalism, business or sciences preferred with experience reporting - writing - analytical experience; or a graduate degree in journalism, business, economics or finance; with 1 year of reporting - writing - analytical work experience.

    • Displays well-rounded communication skills that implement good listening techniques, clear, concise writing style; and good verbal skills. The ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally.

    • Works well in a team environment, focusing on collaboration and adapting to the needs of a diverse team. Ability to develop into subject matter expert.

    • Displays good numeracy including ability to conceptualize proportional relationships; understand the basic principles of algebra and statistics; as well as a basic understanding of how to apply basic math functions in Excel. A basic understanding of economics principles is also required.

    • Adept at managing multiple tasks and adhering to regular deadlines. Able to readjust priorities throughout the day.

  • Portuguese and - or Spanish a plus

Our Hiring Manager says:

“I’m looking for a person to come in and take ownership of the markets they cover and build on S&P Global Platts’ already strong reputation in the Americas. The right candidate will strive to be the first and most accurate source of news and pricing information for the region. I need a person who is driven and passionate. You will be part of a cohesive and dynamic team which works with counterparts across the world to cover petrochemical markets from both a local and global perspective.”

About S&P Global Platts

At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with conviction. We’re the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE:

SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.For more information,

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