Reporter/Analyst - U.S. Power Markets

Location
Houston
Posted
May 16, 2013
Closes
Jun 15, 2013
Contact
Marie Smith
Category
Marketing
Duration
Full Time
Platts is seeking a markets reporter/analyst to cover daily U.S. power markets. This reporter/analyst will work as part of a team of experts assessing daily power prices and writing market commentary and market-related news and analysis. This position requires reporting and writing skills and the ability to understand, report on and analyze market dynamics. Equally important is the ability to manipulate, analyze and understand large amounts of price data and fundamental data. Strong analytical and math skills are a must. Candidates with strong analytic experience/skills but no traditional journalism experience will be considered.

Responsibilities:

- Requires keen reporting and writing skills and the ability to dig into and write clearly about complicated market issues and rules involving large organizations that operate real-time and daily power markets

- The ability to manipulate, analyze and understand large amounts of price data and fundamental data, and strong analytical and math skills are a must

- Candidates should possess a high level of computer literacy, including solid skills in working with Excel spreadsheets and other software programs

- Successful candidates should have substantial reporting and/or analytical experience and must be able to work in a fast-paced environment under daily deadline pressure


Qualifications


Requirements:

- Strong mathematical skills

- Strong writing skills

- Ability to perform well with tight deadlines


Preferred:

- Preferably two years of relevant reporting or analytical experience (new graduates will be considered with appropriate skills training)

- Familiarity with Excel is a big plus

- Second language preferred


About Platts and McGraw Hill Financial

At Platts, the premier source of commodities intelligence, the content you generate and the relationships you build are essential to the energy, petrochemicals, metals and agricultural markets.

Our real-time news, pricing, analytical services and conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency.

Be part of a globally diverse workforce with 20 offices spanning five continents.

Get the best of both worlds: a nimble, highly specialized company, and a business casual culture with the benefits and backing of McGraw Hill Financial.


McGraw Hill Financial includes Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, J.D. Power & Associates, Platts, McGraw Hill Construction and Aviation Week. Together, we’re the foremost providers of essential intelligence for the capital and commodities markets.

Learn more at www.mhfi.com/careers

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