Shipping and Energy News Editor/Journalist, Mumbai

Location India
Discipline: Maritime
Contact name: Brijesh Mongia

Contact email: brijeshm@caliber8.sg
Job ref: 584
Published: about 1 month ago

Our client is a growing market-leading platform for people to access information about petrochemicals industry. The platform is constantly pushing boundaries in a notoriously opaque market. Our client brings shipowners together for more transparency in the bunker market and is seeking an experienced and ambitious assistant editor to cover global shipping, energy and bunkering markets.

For a senior journalist or market research analyst; 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 decarbonization 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 their Mumbai, India office

Responsibilities

• Plan and coordinate news production with a growing team across the globe

• Edit, factcheck and cross reference pieces from other reporters in the team

• Generate ideas for how to improve and move the news coverage forward

• Develop good rapport with contacts to gather and report accurate and unique content

• Write factually correct and succinct news stories from the shipping industry and global energy markets

• Report stories from press releases, webinars and events in the global energy and shipping industries

• Write scheduled and off-diary stories for 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

Experience

• A university graduate with a strong degree or diploma in journalism, energy or shipping or currently working as a market research analyst with good report writing skills

• At least 3 years of experience from a news media outlet, preferably an internationally focused newsroom or publication or maritime consultancy

• 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