Euromoney Institutional Investor

Price reporter

Job ID
Jan 2023-14854
Fastmarkets - Shanghai
Department/Location : Country (Full Name)
Contract Type
(Employee on payroll)Permanent Full-Time
Targeted Job Start Date

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About Fastmarkets

Fastmarkets is an independent commodity pricing and information organisation with over 500 staff. We are fuelled by values that brings us all together and are united by a collective passion to make a difference. We are supported by a working model that we call “Working 3.0” that is based on flexibility and trust, which allows us to bring our best selves to work every day.

Fastmarkets is the most trusted Price Reporting Agency (PRA) in the metals, mining, agriculture, forest products, and energy transition markets. Our price data, forecasts, and market analyses give our customers strategic advantage in complex, volatile, often opaque markets. Our events provide forums for market participants to come together, trade, and talk through the critical issues of our times.

We are making a difference. Fastmarkets works to create transparent commodity markets through our reliable and trusted price data and market intelligence. The markets we serve are central to how economies work and are essential for our lives. By doing this, Fastmarkets helps our customers build a more sustainable world. We are built on a 130-year foundation while bringing a digital platform to market, combining the currency of trust with the power of digital.


Most importantly, we are fuelled by our teams that, across the globe, making the amazing possible. With a deep sense of purpose and belonging, we are building an extraordinary future – together. If you would like to help build the future, we hope you will join us on our journey.


Fastmarkets was founded in 1913 (as Metal Bulletin) and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by global private equity firm Astorg, a specialist investor in healthcare, software, technology, business services and technology-based industrial companies.


About the role


Principle accountabilities

  • Foster in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals, supply chain, end-uses and key participants for specific markets
  • Collect pricing data and set price assessments in line with the company’s methodology, price specifications and principles, and IOSCO principles
  • Write market commentaries, breaking news and insightful copy with price reporting angles
  • 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


  • Manage and expand the number of industry contacts that submit pricing data and give news exclusives
  • Handle questions from contacts and the market about the dynamics of particular pricing sessions, seeking guidance when inquiries are sensitive
  • Help foster Fastmarkets’ prices and expertise through the team’s market engagement plans
  • Present at events and webinars, and chair panel discussions when deemed appropriate by editors on behalf of the company


We are looking for:

  • A high level of written and spoken Mandarin and English is necessary - knowledge of another language is helpful, but not essential
  • An interest in and understanding of financial markets and commodities
  • Pricing experience is helpful, but is not required
  • Journalistic reporting experience is helpful, but is not required
  • Strong networking and communication skills, confident telephone manner
  • Team player who fosters excellent working culture and acts - both internally and externally - in a courteous and professional manner, with impeccable integrity
  • Ability to work with numbers and spreadsheets and produce analytical editorial copy
  • Ability to undertake business travel by plane, train or car

In addition, candidates will have the capacity to work for prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Candidates will need to pass an in-house writing test.



About you

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. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and committed to promoting equality.


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


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.


Closing date for applications: February 3 2023


Location: Shanghai


Contract type: Permanent




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