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Careers at the Irish Farmers Journal



Student Placements - Editorial Department – 2018

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 2018, duration 3 months or 6 months, as below (dates flexible):

  • 1st Jan – 31st Mar
  • 1st Apr – 30th Jun
  • 1st Jul – 30th Sept
  • 1st Sept – 31st Dec
  • 1st Jan – 30th Jun
  • 1st Jul – 31st 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 forward a CV and cover letter to the HR Manager at recruit@farmersjournal.ie with ‘Student Placement 2018’ in the subject line.

    Application deadline: Sunday 22nd October 2017

    The Irish Farmers Journal is an equal opportunities employer