The Fellowship is a two-year program focusing on journalism in a changing digital world. The Fellowship program consists of two 12-month rotations at our top metro papers. 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.
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. Those selected will have the opportunity to grow in one of the world’s best journalism organizations.
In order 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 18, 2017: First day applications accepted
Jan. 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