Hearst Journalism Fellowship Program
Ready to join our team of world-class journalists?
The Fellowship is a two-year program focusing on journalism in a changing digital world. This program consists of two 12-month rotations at our top metro papers - San Francisco, Houston, San Antonio, Albany, and one of our papers in Connecticut. 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, relocation allowance and housing stipend depending on location.
What it could mean for your future
The goal of the program, if successfully completed by the Fellow is to be offered a job at the end of the two years.
While participation in the program is not a guarantee of future employment, our goal is to recruit candidates who eventually will join our full-time professional staff. All of us at Hearst Fellowships have an investment in your future and in the future of Hearst Newspapers.
Hearst Fellowships jump-start great journalism careers
The experience you gain as a Hearst Fellow is the start of a strong foundation for your journalism career. Our objective is to recruit, train and retain a variety of journalists, including digital developers and reporters. We identify and develop high-caliber multimedia professionals from a diverse pool of the country’s best journalists. Candidates should be college graduates with interest, experience or background in journalism or related fields. Those selected will have the opportunity to grow in one of the world’s best journalism organizations.
How Fellows are selected A panel of Hearst’s top editors will review applications and select finalists.
Finalists will submit a writing test and finalists will be interviewed in April.
Professional assistance to ensure your best chance of success
If you are offered and accept a position, you will be assigned an adviser and can develop mentoring relationships with seasoned professionals throughout Hearst Newspapers. Your adviser will be a manager with expertise in your area of interest and will be responsible for scheduling your job rotations and designing your formal development plan.
Additional Requirements & Information
Please see our Fellows website at http://hearstfellowships.com/. In addition, candidates must be willing to relocate to San Francisco, Houston, San Antonio, Albany, or one of our papers in Connecticut as those newspapers employ our Fellows.
To be considered you must attach all required documents in PDF format:
- One-page resume that includes academic major and minor, date or expected date of graduation, permanent and current addresses, email, website, and social media addresses
- One additional page that includes: three work/character references including titles, email addresses and phone numbers, and 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 with the package or emailed separately to email@example.com
Deadline to apply for the 2022 Fellowship program is February 18, 2022.