Work experience at BBC Wildlife

*We are now accepting applications for 2020*

BBC Wildlife welcomes work experience placements for a period of two weeks throughout the year. Priority will be given to applicants with a passion for wildlife 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, 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.

We do not offer placements during July, August or December. 

To apply for work experience, please email Megan Shersby with a covering letter, which includes your writing experience to date and your interest in wildlife, three wildlife story pitches (see below), and a CV which includes the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Address
  • DOB
  • Your availability

For each of the wildlife story pitches, try to answer the following questions for each:

  • How will we sell this story on the cover of the magazine?
  • 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?