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Principal Journalist, OPIS - Remote-US

Dow Jones
Closing date
Mar 22, 2023

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Full Time
Business, Finance, Energy
Financial Journalist

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Job Description:

OPIS is a thriving energy pricing, news, and software provider. We provide transparency through real-time news, pricing services, educational courses, software tools and market-specific benchmark pricing reports that enable our customers to make smarter, more informed decisions. You will work for a company that is customer-focused and your work will benefit our customers from just about your first day on the job. We offer competitive salaries; a full benefits package, and an opportunity to grow both your salary and responsibilities while utilizing the latest technologies.

The position for Principal Journalist in the News group is a Remote-US position and will be responsible for producing content for our real-time news wire and weekly newsletter services focusing on the downstream petroleum supply chain in North America. Qualified candidates would need to work in a tight deadline environment with attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks at once.


  • Reporting on multiple aspects of the North American petroleum supply chain from the refinery to the retail pump for daily news alerts as well as weekly newsletters, whether breaking news or analytical features.
  • Contribute to the OPIS Refinery Maintenance Report by publishing updates as well as collecting data on refinery operations
  • Market reporting on multiple elements from the futures market to spot, wholesale, and retail.
  • Generate exclusive content through source relationships as well as using unique OPIS data.
  • Contribute to social media content, blog posts and industry analysis.
  • Participate in team editorial meetings.
  • Occasional travel to OPIS educational conferences and other industry events for news coverage and source development.



  • Undergraduate degree in Journalism, English, Finance or Business.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years journalism experience, but willing to consider recent graduates.
  • Ability to take difficult concepts and explain them through content that is relevant to OPIS readers.
  • Proven record of producing original content through story ideas and/or exclusives
  • Working in a collaborative environment and under tight daily, sometimes hourly deadlines
  • Ability to interact with customers and co-workers in a professional environment.
  • Three years reporting/journalism experience in energy reporting, upstream or downstream petroleum reporting a plus.
  • Experience with spreadsheets and energy data analysis.
  • Experience in a daily news publication
  • Self-motivated, business-minded and results driven. Detail oriented and innovative thinker.
  • Confident and charismatic in engagement and communication.

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Business Area: OPIS

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

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Req ID: 30702



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