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Strategic Markets Editor – Biofuels (Hybrid)


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  • Date posted
    June 24, 2024
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Job Description

Job Description

The Strategic Markets Editor leverages their expertise and experience to drive Fastmarkets’ PRA strategy in the biofuels and feedstock markets by ensuring the delivery of prices and market-leading content and engagement. The SME produces deep high-level content, engages with the industry and acts as an ambassador for the Fastmarkets brand. A pivotal role at the heart of Fastmarkets editorial, this is a highly collaborative leadership position without direct line management responsibilities.

Principal accountabilities

  • Identifies and produces high-level content, including insightful market reporting, in-depth focus pieces and interviews, to drive market engagement and visibility in the battery raw materials/energy transition markets
  • Helps drive presence and reputation in the biofuels and feedstock markets in which Fastmarkets aims to expand
  • Identifies prices to launch and promote, including determining the specifications, methodology and data submission pool
  • Works with the broader business to plan engagement and helps lead the biofuels and feedstock team to engage with market participants and exchanges, leveraging our insight to deliver commodities expertise and knowledge to our customers
  • Produces, coordinates and edits a range of strategic content in a joined-up approach across markets and geographies for maximum impact
  • Guides and mentors reporters and gives strategic and functional direction to the team.
  • Assesses and approves prices for certain strategic markets as required, and helps to ensure all prices produced by reporters meet Fastmarkets’ and its regulators’ rigorous standards
  • Aligns strategic content with marketing, and across customer interfaces: editorial, events, client presentations and meetings
  • Burnishes our reputation for market-leading expertise and insight by serving as a brand ambassador at Fastmarkets’ and other events, attracting high-profile speakers, presenting at events and in meetings, and moderating panels and webinars.
  • Raises our profile in social media platform to showcase our expertise and build interest

Key interfaces

  • Partners with the Editorial Director and Managing Regional Editors to define and plan priorities for strategic content and customer engagement in a specific market group
  • Engages with reporters and Editorial Operations to guide and support a joined-up approach to high-impact strategic content
  • Collaborates with Events team to grow delegate list and create compelling agendas, maximising the reach and impact of content-driven events
  • Aligns content approach with strategic goals of the Marketing team, ensuring consistency of message and strength of impact
  • Works with product and strategy team to align and showcase the value of our content on the customer dashboard, driving adoption and engagement
  • Engages with research to produce content that is aligned with internal forecasting, enhancing its relevance and value
  • Partners with Editorial Operations team to guide the production of collateral that aligns seamlessly with our marketing strategy for maximum efficiency and impact


We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission to provide the world’s leading and most trusted price reporting, events, and intelligence service for the markets we serve. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully.

If you are open-minded, curious, resilient, solutions-oriented and committed to promoting equality, then read on…


We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated, driven, and have a passion to be part of a fast-paced, successful team. Being a strong team player is also important as well as someone who is happy to work flexibly.

  • Strong journalism skills and writing flair are needed
  • A network of contacts and strong industry relations, ideally in the battery raw materials field
  • Experience of working in a PRA
  • Experience pricing a benchmark, or developing prices is highly desirable
  • Deep knowledge of the battery raw materials market or associated markets would be ideal
  • Ability to operate at the highest levels internally within a matrix management structure and with external stakeholders
  • Public speaking experience or demonstrable ability to do so with confidence and authority
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to think critically and strategically about the long-term goals of the organization. Visionary mindset to identify new business opportunities and trends.
  • Market Analysis: Strong analytical skills to assess market trends, customer needs and competitive landscapes.
  • Data-driven decision-making to guide product development and market positioning.
  • Innovation and Creativity: Ability to foster a culture of innovation within the organization. Creativity to generate new product ideas and solutions to meet customer demands.
  • Business Acumen: Comprehensive understanding of the business, industry, and economic factors that impact growth. Financial literacy to assess the viability and profitability of new initiatives.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Effective communication and collaboration skills to work across different departments. Ability to build and lead cross-functional teams to execute strategic initiatives.
  • Risk Management: Skill in assessing and managing risks associated with new price launches. Ability to develop contingency plans and mitigate potential challenges.
  • Project Management: Strong project management skills to ensure timely and successful implementation of new initiatives. Attention to detail and organization to manage complex projects.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility: Ability to adapt to changing market conditions and adjust strategies accordingly. Flexibility to pivot when needed and embrace continuous improvement.
  • Leadership: Strong leadership skills to inspire and motivate teams that aren’t direct reports. Decisiveness and the ability to make tough decisions for the benefit of the organization.
  • Customer-Centric Focus: Understanding of customer needs and preferences. Ability to align product development with customer expectations.
  • Networking and Relationship Building: Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, partners, and industry influencers. Networking to stay informed about industry trends and potential collaboration opportunities.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication both internally and externally. Ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Ethical Decision-Making: Integrity and a commitment to ethical business practices. Consideration of the long-term impact of decisions on the company’s reputation.

If you’re excited about the role but your experience, skills or qualifications don’t perfectly align, we encourage you to apply anyway.

Additional Information

Our Values

Fastmarkets people come from all different walks of life. It’s this mix of brilliant personalities, experiences and insights that gives us that warm, open, and friendly culture you can feel as soon as you meet us. But however wonderfully different we all are, there are six things we all have in common – and they form our Fastmarkets values.

Created by our own employees to reflect some of the personal traits that Fastmarkets people have, our values are key to what makes our culture unique. They reflect who each of us are and they’re embedded in everything we do. Our values are:

  • METRICS DRIVEN. We use insights to improve our customers’ experience and our business performance
  • ACCOUNTABLE. We are accountable to ourselves and those we work with: we keep our promises and get things done
  • GROWTH MINDSET. This value enables us to be nimble to the changing realities and operate with a sense of urgency
  • INCLUSIVE. We are inclusive and respectful, celebrating each of us and giving everyone a deep sense of belonging with the desire to bring their best self to work every day.
  • CUSTOMER CENTRIC. We are customer-centric in all that we do
  • COLLABORATIVE. We are collaborative, able to work across teams and capitalise on the diversity of intellect, perspectives, and experiences.

You’ve read a little about us – now it’s over to you!

If you like what you’ve read so far and think you can see yourself as a Fastmarkets person, it’s time to fill in your application form. This form is an important part of the selection process: it’s used to determine whether or not you’ll be chosen to have an interview and acts as a basis for the questions we’ll ask you on the day.

It’s vital that you try to capture all the relevant information we have asked for on the form so we can get a good feel for who you are and why you’re great.