How to apply for work experience at BBC Countryfile Magazine

BBC Countryfile Magazine offers work experience placements for students looking to gain experience in magazine publishing. Here you will find information on how to apply and prepare for your placement

1st January 2018

BBC Countryfile Magazine welcomes work experience students for a period of one or two weeks throughout the year. Priority will be given to applicants with a passion for the great outdoors and a keen interest in magazine publishing.

Please note, the minimum age for work experience is 18.

As part of the team, your varied tasks may include contributing ideas and writing copy, helping out with the website, social media, background research for features, updating directories, administration and picture research.

The work placement provides an insight into the magazine publishing industry and an opportunity to work alongside an established editorial team.

Due to the high volume of requests we receive we cannot always accommodate specific requests. 

How to apply for work experience

To apply for work experience, please email and include the following information: 

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Address
  • DOB
  • What is your availability? 

Preparation before your placement

In preparation for your work experience at BBC Countryfile Magazine, we would like you to please pitch three article ideas (can be for print or the website) and answer the following questions for each: 

  • How will we sell this story on the cover of the magazine/homepage of the website?
  • What will it do for readers? (Please provide a 50 word summary)
  • Which section of the magazine or website is this for?
  • Who will you need to interview?
  • What other research is required?

If you have any further questions, please email

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