Work experience on BBC Countryfile Magazine

Why not gain valuable insight into the world of journalism by joining us for work experience?

28th July 2016

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. 

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


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

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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