Bright minds welcome.

We value specialist knowledge, intellectual curiosity, and emotional intelligence, all of which are vital to building strong, long-term relationships with our customers

Bright minds welcome.

We value specialist knowledge, intellectual curiosity, and emotional intelligence, all of which are vital to building strong, long-term relationships with our customers

Feedinfo, Analyst/News Reporter – Latin America

One of our global offices (London, UK; Toulouse, France; New Jersey, US) or remote.

Working at Feedinfo, a division of AgriBriefing:

Feedinfo is the market-leading provider of pricing and market intelligence and has been the benchmark price reporting agency (PRA) for the animal feed sector for more than 20 years. Our global portfolio of real-time news, insights, research, data analysis, and events complement these price benchmarks.

Feedinfo is an exciting, fast-growing and well-regarded business with big plans. Employees at all levels have the opportunity to influence decisions about the development of the company’s products and services and are expected to engage in this process.

Feedinfo is a key part of AgriBriefing’s portfolio, which also includes the leading US-based proteins PRA Urner Barry, and the French agricultural data company Stratégie Grains.

We employ bright, talented people who are ambitious and make things happen. The qualities we admire in our teams are curiosity, collaboration, openness, and creative thinking.

 

Position Summary:

Feedinfo is looking for an analyst/news reporter.

As an analyst, the successful candidate will cover our newly launched South American feed additive price reports. The successful candidate will work with a team of four analysts based in London and Atlanta, and a larger global editorial team. The analyst part of the role focuses on pricing specific additives used in animal nutrition including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. The successful candidate will produce market reports twice a week.

As a news reporter, the successful candidate will help extend and ramp up our news coverage of the animal nutrition and animal production markets in Central and South America. This will consist of breaking news, in-depth feature insight articles, as well as interviews with industry executives. Participation in podcasts, presentations, events, and industry meetings will also be required. Good command of Spanish, both written and spoken, is a must.  Portuguese would also be a significant advantage for this role.

The analyst/news reporter will report to the Principal Analyst and work closely with colleagues in the UK, France, and the US.

The successful candidate will be expected to work a standard 35-hour week, aligned with normal working hours in their region. However, some flexibility may be necessary – depending on location – to reflect the fact that the company and most of its employees are based in Europe.

AgriBriefing has a flexible working policy, with office-based employees being expected to work in the office a minimum of three days per week.

The role will require occasional travelling.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain good relationships within the industry through phone conversations, industry events, and face-to-face meetings.
  • Engage daily with industry participants (traders, producers, buyers, and distributors) about the markets you cover.
  • Be eager to learn and foster knowledge of market fundamentals, the supply chain, end-uses, and key participants to generate representative price assessments and world-class content. Industry training will be available and an eagerness to learn is essential.
  • Collect pricing data and assess prices in line with our methodology and IOSCO principles.
  • Assist colleagues in other regions to provide cover and consistency for the market and build up a wider knowledge base of these globally traded products.
  • Assist the team with subediting and reviewing prices to verify the methodology has been followed, prices are representative of market input, and good editorial judgement has been applied.
  • Write twice-weekly market commentaries for multiple products.
  • Be part of the Feedinfo analyst and editorial teams, providing support to other members of the team and covering relevant news, insight articles and interviews as and when required.
  • Manage and expand the number of industry contacts that submit pricing data and engage with them using various means of communication, including telephone calls, instant messaging, email, and face-to-face meetings.
  • Handle questions from contacts and customers.
  • Help foster Feedinfo’s expertise and raise its profile by participating in podcasts, presentations, events, industry meetings, and promoting the company on social media.
  • Respond effectively to breaking news. Keeping an eye on industry trends and concerns. Identify and plan content, write and edit news and interviews.
  • Bring key news stories or issues to the attention of the wider team to enable them to be covered in greater depth where appropriate.
  • Interview industry executives in the Latin America region.
  • Cultivate industry sources and contacts with existing companies, broaden geographical reach and discover new companies/technologies in the Americas region.
  • Travel/network/report at Feedinfo and industry events, keeping an eye on events in the region.
  • Assist analyst and editorial team as needed with market queries and research.
  • Support the company’s strategy of delivering information/data which assists users and becomes embedded in their workflows.
  • Coordinate with analyst/editorial teams and Feedinfo sales teams in terms of networking and new business opportunities.

 

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience of working for an IOSCO-compliant PRA is desirable but not essential.
  • Good command of the English and Spanish languages, both written and spoken, is a must. Portuguese would also be useful for the role.
  • An interest in understanding the agriculture, feed additive and animal protein industries.
  • Strong networking and communication skills; confident telephone manner; ability to conduct in-person interviews with business executives.
  • People skills to answer queries about prices and news coverage.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently with discipline and enthusiasm and take the initiative to cover stories and find and confirm information.
  • Business writing experience with the ability to source and write business news stories; critical thinking skills; able to work to tight daily deadlines.
  • Team player who contributes to an excellent working culture and acts with integrity in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Curiosity to expand market knowledge and commitment to join in projects and take part in training.
  • Ability to work with numbers, data, and spreadsheets, and produce analytical editorial copy.
  • Proficient in MS packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and able to effectively manage data and content in a Content Management System.
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to accurately record market data for subsequent audit.
  • Practical experience in journalism with data journalism skills such as the ability to spot important news and structure an article.
  • A sharp eye for detail when dealing with multiple information sources
  • Ability to spot news/trends/issues which will impact readers’ businesses, or which may require further research.
  • Ability to build close relationships across a geographically diverse team, ensuring good visibility of upcoming articles and events.

 

If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter (in which you may state your salary expectations), together with examples of your work, to Sam Weatherlake, Principal Analyst, at sam.weatherlake@agribriefing.com. Please include the job title in your email subject line. The closing date for applications is 2 December 2022.

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