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S&P Global Managing Editor in Houston, Texas

The Role:

Managing Editor (Aromatics, Solvents & Intermediates) Americas Petrochemicals

The Location:


The Team:

This role will coordinate with a global group of market experts, including pricing, editorial and analytical staff. In a large, critical and busy team, ensure that day-to-day assessment processes are applied correctly and that we are fully able to triage and respond to issues as they arise.

The Impact:

The position has responsibility for the development and oversight of petrochemical content and pricing for the Americas, with a heavy focus on aromatics, solvents and intermediates, and for driving adoption of S&P Global Platts pricing as benchmarks in the region.

What's in it for you:

The managing editor promotes Platts benchmarks and assessments and contributes to the development and evolution of Platts assessments and methodologies. She - he oversees the execution of content and pricing development across the team and contributes to global content development initiatives.


  • Drive news and market coverage within the petrochemicals team encompassing aromatics, solvents and intermediates markets.

  • Ensure that emerging market issues that might require further investigation and potential methodology adjustment are highlighted and acted upon in an appropriate time frame. The aromatics, solvents and intermediates markets are global, evolve quickly and require a senior presence to make sure issues are addressed quickly and efficiently.

  • Act as the critical second pair of eyes function to ensure process is being followed correctly during the assessment process.

  • Drive news coverage through multiple channels, including real-time, video and audio platforms, features and weekly publications, both in print and online.

  • Working closely with the Associate Editorial Director, Americas, this position will be responsible for administering the day-to-day running of the team including tasks such as scheduling coverage and holidays.

  • Facilitate a healthy flow of communication between the management team and the team.

What we're looking for:

  • Knowledge of Platts assessment processes for commodity markets. This is to ensure that Platts processes are applied consistently and accurately.

  • Knowledge of petrochemicals markets in the Americas and a clear understanding of these are influenced by global dynamics.

  • Working to intraday deadlines in high-pressure environments. Our processes are daily and we have frequent intraday deadlines. Efficient running of the team will be possible only if the person filling this position is a master of time management.

  • Accuracy under time pressure. It is critical that we deliver accurate assessments to the market consistently.

  • Proven public speaking abilities. This position will be an internal and external ambassador of what we do and must be an accomplished and confident speaker.

  • Proven internal and external training capabilities. This position will be responsible for ensuring a consistent approach to methodology and training, in cooperation with the oil team management will be a big part of this.

  • Proven real-time news abilities. This position will be writing news and analysis on a real-time basis but will also be responsible for driving news in the team.

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