International Market Journalist Reporter

£/pa
Farnham
Full-Time
1 week ago
PRO13749

Are you looking to kick start your career within journalism

If you have a passion for world affairs and have a creative flair then this could be the role for you….

An exciting opportunity has opened for an individual with a keen interest in world affairs to help produce the leading publication for the international rice market. In this role you will liaise with traders, brokers, buyers and sellers to analyse supply and demand dynamics, make price assessments and write market reports.

The international rice market supplies staple food and is a key source of employment for many of the world’s least developed economies. You will contribute to bringing transparency to the market.

The ideal candidate will have the following key attributes:                       

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including first-rate grammar, vocabulary and spelling) and computer literacy.
  • Confidence working with statistics
  • Good telephone manner
  • Skilled at researching and interpreting information
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to build positive relationships with people throughout the world
  • Sound knowledge of world politics, macroeconomics and geography is essential.

The successful candidate will develop a deep understanding of international commerce and price discovery as well as skills such as market reporting, journalistic writing and publishing. It is an excellent opportunity for a creative graduate interested in starting a career in journalism/market report writing or international trade analysis.

Essential requirements:
A Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and grasp of the English language (a foreign language would also be useful)
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; proficient typing skills.

Keen interest in current events and international affairs

This position calls for a well-organized person who enjoys multi-tasking and working in a small team but is also capable of working independently. Ideally the candidate will be comfortable with working in a fast-paced environment and hitting daily deadlines.

Availability / Duration:
Immediate start. This is a full time role based in Farnham, Surrey, paying £18,000 per annum. The permanent placement is subject to the successful completion of a 3 month temporary placement, paying the appropriate minimum hourly wage, should both parties be happy.

Tasks and opportunities will include:
Writing news articles / releases.
Developing online content for web pages and offline content for reports.
Obtaining market information directly by contacting participants and extracting key facts and information for reporting purposes.

Research, collection and entering of data, updating and maintaining of website.
Opportunities for future international travel.
Office hours (for temp placement): 9.00am – 5.30pm, Mon – Fri.

Essential requirements:
A Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and grasp of the English language (a foreign language would also be useful)
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; proficient typing skills.

Keen interest in current events and international affairs

This position calls for a well-organized person who enjoys multi-tasking and working in a small team but is also capable of working independently. Ideally the candidate will be comfortable with working in a fast-paced environment and hitting daily deadlines.

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