Steel reporter

Posted On: October 13, 2021

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Fastmarkets (Euromoney Institutional Investor)

Company Description

Fastmarkets is a central part of FTSE-250 listed Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc and at the center of its strategic development. The company has been benchmarking commodity prices since 1882 and aims to provide the world’s leading and most trusted price reporting and intelligence service for the markets it covers, including metal and mining and forestry products. The group’s global portfolio of news, analysis, conferences and insight services complement its price benchmarks.

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC ( is an international business information group listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250 share index. Euromoney’s group of businesses covers asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, under brands including, Euromoney, Institutional Investor, BCA Research, Ned Davis Research and Fastmarkets. Euromoney also runs an extensive portfolio of large-scale events. Euromoney has revenues of around £400m, a market cap of about £1.2bn and approximately 1,600 employees.

Euromoney is known for its entrepreneurial culture – Euromoney people are creative, action-oriented, close to customers, passionate about their brands, knowledgeable about the industries they serve and accountable for their results. The company aims for what it calls “the best of both worlds” – complementing these entrepreneurial characteristics with the benefits that come from being a sizeable company; for example taking advantage of Euromoney’s scale, sharing best practice, operating strategically and creating career paths for staff across the whole company. Strong central functions alongside the business divisions are essential for this.

The company headquarters are in London, with additional main offices in New York, Montreal, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. The group has a further 20 offices around the world.

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Description

Position Summary

Fastmarkets is looking for a price reporter to cover steel markets in the United States and work within a team of six reporters based in New York and a larger global team. The role focuses on pricing specific steel commodities and producing market reports, breaking news, interviews and in-depth features. The price reporter will report to the North American steel editor, and work closely with colleagues in London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore and Sao Paolo.

Scope and Impact

The price reporter exemplifies the heart of Fastmarkets’ strategy as an industry-leading price provider and operates within a global network of skilled reporters and dedicated resources that offer training, ensure data integrity and enforce strict pricing procedures in line with industry compliance principles. There is scope to review, launch and promote prices and advise senior editorial members of market opportunities. Travel and engaging directly with market participants is also part of the role.


+Foster in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals, supply chain, end-uses and key participants for specific markets to generate representative prices and world-class content
+Collect pricing data and set prices in line with the company’s methodology, price specifications and IOSCO principles
+Back colleagues up on their pricing patches to provide cover and consistency for the market and build up a wider knowledge base
+Peer review prices to verify that processes have been followed and editorial judgement applied correctly to ensure our prices are representative
+Write market commentaries, breaking news and insightful copy with PRA angles, to support the growth in readership and the use of Fastmarkets’ prices in physical and financial contracts
+Manage and expand the number of industry contacts that submit pricing data and give news exclusives, using all means of communication including face-to-face meetings and networking
+Handle questions from contacts and the market about the dynamics of particular pricing sessions, seeking guidance from senior reporters or section editor when inquiries are sensitive, to make our processes and judgement transparent
+Assist the section editor to review and manage the existing pipeline of prices and identify new price launch opportunities
+Help foster Fastmarkets’ prices and expertise through the team’s market engagement plan, which includes producing PRA content, white papers and infographics, participating to internal and external events, promoting the company on social media, and attending industry meetings

Key Interfaces

+Work with a team of regional price reporters to communicate, define and execute the daily agenda of content and prices in coordination with the global team
+Report to section editor and follow guidance from senior reporters within the team. Attend training courses
+When necessary liaise with other divisions of Fastmarkets (price development, marketing and events) to help implement the company’s PRA strategy
+Engage with major industry participants (traders, producers, consumers and brokers) about the markets you cover, in line with the team’s market engagement plan


+A high level of written and spoken English.
+Knowledge of another language is helpful but not required
An interest in understanding financial markets and commodities
+Strong networking and communication skills, and good confident telephone manner
+Ability to work with discipline and dynamism, and take initiatives to cover stories and find information out
+Team player who fosters excellent working culture and acts - both internally and externally - in a courteous and professional manner with impeccable integrity
+General curiosity in expanding market knowledge and commitment to join in projects and take part in training courses
+Ability to work with numbers and spreadsheets and produce analytical editorial copy
+People skills to answer queries about prices and particular pricing sessions


+Some practical experience in journalism or writing, with a focus on skills such as an ability to spot important news and structure an article
+Ability to travel at least once per quarter by car, plane or train
+Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
+Ability to work in the US and on East Coast hours

Perks of Working at Fastmarkets

Medical, dental and vision coverage
401k retirement plan with matching
Vacation time and paid holidays
Wellness program
Onsite events around engaging with our employees
Tuition reimbursement
Commuter benefit program

To Apply

Please apply using LinkedIn

Feel free to contact me to discuss the role and for questions.