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upsidesouth32 posts since 18 Sep 2005
Is this the right place to put this? I only have put it here because I doubt BBC employees look elsewhere on this forum.

Anyway, can someone who works at the BBC tell me if it's worth subscribing to the BBC Ariel magazine? And also what sort of stuff is in it? I do some freelance stuff for them, so I'm not just a geeky person who wants to feel involved in the beeb. Thanks. US.
cdukjunkie1,113 posts since 1 May 2004
It's like any internal magazine I suppose, just showcasing the corporation's latest news, jobs and useful details. Not sure it'd be of particular interest to someone who doesn't work full-time at the BBC, though.
Bail3,599 posts since 30 Mar 2001 Moderator
It's ok... IMO it used to be better. The Jobs page is the best bit, and perhaps "your comments" other than that its like any other mag, just with BBCish focus.
thegeek4,326 posts since 1 Jan 2002
Bail posted:
It's ok... IMO it used to be better. The Jobs page is the best bit, and perhaps "your comments" other than that its like any other mag, just with BBCish focus.
The jobs page is actually quite small these days - it's mainly the job title, location, and grade, with a reference number to use at www.bbc.co.uk/jobs. (Many of them are for internal applicants only, so will only be available on the jobs site if you're on the BBC network or are logged in with a BBC address).

The news in Ariel is fairly interesting, but there's rarely anything in it you couldn't glean from reading MediaGuardian and BBC press releases. And the classifieds page always has quite a few ads for divorce lawyers - make of that what you will.