Hearst Journalism Fellowship Program 2018 in the United States

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]

Important Dates

  • 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.