Americas Naval Reporter

IHS Markit
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 01

Position description

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500.  We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk. 

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.


The Americas Naval Reporter role is based with a small team of award-winning defence journalists in Washington, DC and as a key member of a wider network of Jane's journalists and analysts around the world collecting and analysing information and intelligence relating to naval matters. Working independently but also engaging closely with colleagues and freelancers, the core aspects of the Americas naval reporter role include researching, writing, and presenting news and contextual analysis for naval topics across the Americas region (noting a particular focus on US naval matters).


  • Writing naval news, analysis, and feature articles for IHS Jane's Navy International, Defence Weekly and International Defence Review from across the Americas;
  • Commissioning and editing freelance contributor copy;
  • Taking ownership of content sections within IHS Jane's Navy International, managing and delivering the content from conception to publication;
  • Assisting the head of the naval desk with production tasks, including for Jane’s Navy International;
  • Support Americas sales by communicating directly with clients and media on areas of expertise;
  • Attending and covering naval and wider defence exhibitions, conferences, and other engagement forums, developing expertise, insights, and connections in so doing;
  • Working with other reporters and analysts to combine IHS naval, maritime, and wider defence and security content, often in visual formats across a number of outputs, including online, print, webinars, video, direct engagement.


  • A strong journalism background, ideally covering defence, is highly desirable;
  • A degree or a post-graduate qualification in a related domain (such as international relations or security studies) is desirable, but equivalent experience is also attractive;
  • A demonstrable interest in and experience of naval affairs, ideally having worked in the field (for example in the A&D sector, a national security organisation, think-tank, or relevant media role) is essential;
  • Strong writing skills, able to deliver daily news and more in-depth analysis, are essential;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, along with relevant computer skills, is essential;
  • The ability to work independently, with limited supervision, and to think and act creatively and responsively, is a central component of the position.

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