Reporter/Journalist - Commodity markets, India

Location India
Discipline: Maritime
Contact name: Brijesh Mongia

Contact email:
Job ref: 708

Our client is an established European shipping company looking to recruits an agile and ambitious reporter to cover global shipping, energy and bunkering markets in their growing business in India.

For a senior journalist this is an exciting opportunity to join a small team covering the whole world. You will get unique insights into the drastic changes we are witnessing in global energy markets, as the world recovers from the pandemic, and as the global fleet plans for upcoming decarbonisation targets. You will join a team that is working to make opaque bunker fuel markets more transparent through hard news stories and analysis. The position will be based in India, either working from our Mumbai office or remotely.



  • Report news stories on the shipping industry and global energy markets
  • Develop good rapport with contacts to gather and report accurate and unique content
  • Write factually correct and succinct news stories about global bunker fuel markets
  • Report stories from press releases, webinars and events in the global energy and shipping industries
  • Write scheduled and off-diary stories for newsfeed and social media pages
  • Conduct interviews with bunker and shipping industry experts
  • Meet rolling deadlines and file grammatically sound and clean copy
  • Structure and maintain spreadsheets to compare bunker fuel prices and other relevant info to write up stories from
  • Spot trends in bunker fuel pricing, quality, supply and demand
  • Back up news articles and other content with notes
  • Dig up and pitch stories, and communicate effectively with the rest of the team


  • A university graduate with a strong degree or diploma in journalism, energy or shipping
  • 2-5 years of experience from a news media outlet, preferably an internationally focused newsroom or publication
  • Know how to find interesting story angles and write up articles based on press releases and interviews
  • Be able to gather information from various sources and combine it into clear and succinct news stories

Key skills

  • Excellent English proficiency and writing ability
  • Ability to meet deadlines given during fast-paced news days
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Numerical literacy
  • Integrity and accuracy
  • Ability to work with teammates to solve problems
  • Analytical and computing skills