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PE, Reporter

PE Media Network
London + flexible working
£20-27,000 DOE
Closing date
19 Feb 2022

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Role: Reporter, Petroleum Economist

Status: Full-time

Location: London (up to 4 days/week in office) + flexible working

About PE

PE Media Network is the modern multi-media, multi-channel option for energy industry information and communication. It brings together three streams of value-add subscription content—Petroleum Economist, Transition Economist and Hydrogen Economist—PE’s 30-year experience in cartography and infrastructure data, and the PE Events’ roster of focused boutique forums on specific underserved elements of the industry.

It is based in London with a global network of editors and contributors. It is part of the Houston-headquartered Gulf Energy Information.

PE offers the opportunity to work in a collegiate, collaborative, hierarchically flat structure alongside some of the best energy journalists and analysts in the business. Its venerable history (since 1933) and well-respected and recognised brands open doors to even the most senior energy leaders, allowing any PE writer immediate access to join the industry conversation, not observe from the sidelines. PE values team players who bring an enquiring mind, initiative, drive, flexibility, openness in attitude and a genuine excitement to delivering high-quality content to its subscriber base.

About the role

PE is hiring a reporter to work on its Petroleum Economist brand. This is an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate or someone early in their reporting career to work within an expanding editorial team and take ownership of key aspects of PE’s coverage of the energy environment.

Reporting to the PE editor-in-chief, the main responsibilities will include:

  • Developing an in-depth understanding of a ‘beat’ and producing high-quality, value-add news and analysis for PE’s paying subscribers
  • Setting up in-person and virtual interviews with some of the biggest hitters in the sector
  • Becoming part of the industry conversation and being the recognised ‘face’ of PE within an area of coverage
  • Helping to grow the PE Media Network through the quality of content produced and social media promotion of it
  • Moderating webcasts and digital roundtables
  • Working with the PE Events team to help deliver existing events and brainstorm ideas for new launches    

Key skills

The successful candidate must offer:

  • A demonstrable passion for great journalism and a hunger to build a career in the sector
  • The ‘nose’ for content that will stand out in a crowded information space
  • A competitive streak in terms of making PE coverage best-in-class on a daily basis
  • Very strong English language writing skills
  • The self-drive to build relationships within the energy industry
  • The interpersonal skills to thrive in a flat, fast-paced newsroom environment where value is placed on initiative and autonomy

Preference will be given to candidates who can also offer:

  • Relevant journalism experience, ideally in commodity or financial news sectors
  • Additional languages
  • We have a particular need for Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • French, Russian, Arabic or major South or East Asian languages are also valued

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