To recruit a strong upcoming Spring 2021 graduate interested in television news/digital news producing and to nurture that candidate during a 12-week paid fellowship program. Upon successful completion of the Fred Young Hearst Television Producing Fellowship, he/she will be presented with a job offer for a full-time newscast producing position with a Hearst Television station.
Criteria for Selection:
The candidate must have demonstrated an interest in and ability to produce news for television, radio or online. Excellent writing skills, a demonstrated ability to produce a newscast and a good base of editorial judgment are important. The candidate must be interested in a career as a Television News Producer. He/she must have a strong academic record with at least two recommendations from faculty or internship supervisors.
Applicants must be completing their senior year of college, with a planned graduation in May of 2021. The applicant must be willing to spend 12 weeks post-graduation at a Hearst station of the company’s choosing and must be willing to relocate to an appointed employing Hearst station upon successful completion of the program. The Fellow will be paid approximately $692.31 per week for the 12-week program and job following the Fellowship. The Fellow is responsible for finding housing for the 12-week period.
Qualified candidates must send a letter expressing interest in the Fellowship and promoting his/her candidacy, an essay about the role of a producer in contemporary television news (one-page, single spaced maximum), a resume and a transcript. Two recommendations are also required with this application. Finalists will be interviewed by phone/in person.
Applications are due by April 16th, 2021. Decisions will be made by April 23rd.
All application materials should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and to the attention of:
Selection Committee, Fred Young Hearst Television Producing Fellowship
About Hearst Television
Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. The Company’s television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of America’s largest television station groups. In additional to its primary television channels, Hearst Television programs more than twenty-five websites as well as thirty multicast channels providing news, weather and entertainment programming. Hearst Television stations are the recipients of many of television’s other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Walter Cronkite Awards, Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation. EOE M/F/D/V