Hearst Journalism Fellowship Program 2018 in the United States
Deadline: January 12, 2018
If you have the skills, passion and determination to be a journalist of the future – a trained professional who knows a good story and who has the talent and confidence to tell it in a way that best imparts its relevance and importance to news consumers – the Hearst Fellowship might be perfect for you.
Tomorrow’s journalists won’t be satisfied by simply telling stories; they will be creating immersive experiences that let audiences get involved with their reporting. The forward-thinking tools you’ll need are being used at Hearst today.
The Hearst Journalism Fellowship Program is a two-year program focusing on journalism in a changing digital world and consists of two 12-month rotations at Hearst’s top metro papers. Fellows are full-fledged journalists expected to make significant, valuable contributions in a variety of roles and platforms. There is no better place to start.
- Fellows will receive training, mentoring and real-world experience alongside top journalists who are using cutting-edge tools to tell stories through data, video, and more;
- Hearst Fellows are full-time employees with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and moving expenses.
- Anyone who has completed coursework and obtained a college degree by August 1 following the application deadline is eligible;
- A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement;
- Early-career journalists who have something to offer Hearst and would benefit from the program are welcome to apply;
- Canadians and other foreign nationals are eligible to apply;
Because the Fellowship focuses on multimedia skills, broadcast journalists may apply, but successful candidates will be those who show strong writing and technical digital skills. The program offers no on-air talent positions.
Each completed digital package should contain:
- One-page resume, including:
- Academic major and minor, date or expected date of graduation
- Permanent and current addresses
- Email, website and social media addresses
- On a separate page:
- Three work/character references, including titles, email addresses and phone numbers
- Hot links to digital work samples
- Cover letter no longer than two pages highlighting your qualifications and making your case for becoming a Hearst Fellow;
- Two letters of recommendation. These may be submitted through the recruitment portal within your application or emailed separately to [email protected]
- When you have gathered all the necessary materials, apply here.
All uploaded application elements should be in PDF format and should adhere to the following naming convention for uploading: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME, as in JONES, JOHN PAUL. Please make every effort to include all materials, with the exception of reference letters, in one download. If a second is necessary, please mark it — ADD [date]
- October 18, 2017: First day applications accepted
- January 12, 2018: Final deadline for all application materials
- March 2018: Finalists for Fellowship notified
- April 2018: Finalists interview in Houston and Fellows are selected
- August 2018: Next class of Fellows begins its first rotation
For more information, visit Hearst Journalism Fellowships.