Student Placements - Editorial Department – 2019

The Irish Farmers Journal is offering student placements to undergraduates studying Agricultural Science, as well as students from agricultural backgrounds studying Journalism or related courses.

Six placements are available in 2019, duration 3 months or 6 months, as below (dates flexible):

  • 1 Jan – 31 Mar
  • 1 Apr– 30 Jun
  • 1 Jul – 30 Sept
  • 1 Sept – 31 Dec
  • 1 Jan – 30 Jun
  • 1 Jul – 31 Dec
  • The chosen students will gain a broad range of experience in the editorial departments of the Irish Farmers Journal and Irish Country Living. These are paid placements, based in Bluebell, Dublin 12. Full-time hours.

    Essential requirements are:

  • Agricultural Science undergraduate or
  • Journalism or related course undergraduate with agriculture background
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong digital skills. Social media, CMS, HTML, audio & video capturing and editing experience an advantage
  • Ability to generate fresh ideas and work on own initiative
  • A keen interest in farming and rural affairs
  • Applicants will be short-listed based on a CV and 400 word cover letter. The cover letter should explain in no more than 400 words why you would like to gain work experience in the Irish Farmers Journal and Irish Country Living and why you are a suitable candidate for this opportunity. Following interviews with short-listed applicants, the final six successful candidates will be selected.

    Please state in your cover letter which placement(s) you are available for.

    Interested applicants should send their cover letter and CV by email to the HR Manager at with ‘Student Placement 2019’ in the subject line.

    Application deadline: Thursday 25 October 2018

    The Irish Farmers Journal is an equal opportunities employer



    The Irish Farmers Journal is Ireland’s leading farming newspaper. The Irish Farmers Journal is published by The Agricultural Trust (which is a Company Limited by Guarantee). Its only mandate is to provide the best possible technical support, market information and news to the agricultural sector. Our head office is based in Dublin, where we employ over 100 people. Main brands include Irish Farmers Journal, Irish Country Living, The Irish Field and Irish Country Magazine. As well as publishing content in print and online other key activities include our expanding event business and delivering client based solutions in the form of our in-house agency Traction Marketing.

    At Irish Farmers Journal we are proud of the incredibly talented, smart and creative people that work here. Throughout the year exciting career opportunities come up in the following areas:

  • Editorial
  • Advertising and Sales
  • Digital
  • Marketing
  • Print Production
  • Finance
  • Design