• UK Work Experience Programme 2020

    Job Locations United Kingdom-London
  • Introduction

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    The Economist Group is a leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and digital media.


    We are looking for globally curious sixth-form students or school leavers with a keen interest in the publishing or media sector for a one weeks’ unpaid work experience during July and August. This programme is not designed for university students or those with previous work experience.


    We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities and an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs or disability.


    Applications close on Friday, March 6th 2020 at 11:59 PM GMT.


    We will pay reasonable travel expenses within London and subsidise the cost of lunch. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.



    Opportunities within the role:

    • Attend The Economist editorial meetings where the biggest stories of the week are pitched
    • Spend time with various teams in The Economist Group, including Editorial, Digital, Circulation, Sales and Events among others
    • Carry out your own Economist Group style projects
    • Hear the ideas of senior staff from across the business

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    Experience, skills and attributes we’re looking for:

    • Curious minds who are interested in global current affairs
    • An interest in a career in the media or similar sector
    • A plan to study a business or STEM related course at university
    • The ability to take ownership and show initiative and be a team player
    • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail


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