The Fred Young
Hearst Television
Producing Fellowship

Want to start a great career in broadcasting?
Fred Young can help.

The Fred Young
Hearst Television
Producing Fellowship

Want to start a great career in broadcasting?
Fred Young can help.


The legendary Fred Young worked for Hearst for more than 40 years, producing impactful and award-winning stories that brought our communities to life. His story can be an inspiration for your own. As a Producer, you’ll play an important role in helping us to find and capture the same kinds of stories Fred did. 


The Fred Young Hearst Television Producing Fellowship is a 10-week, paid fellowship program at a Hearst Television station. You’ll learn from senior leaders, tackle real projects, and receive comprehensive mentoring that will start your career on a pathway towards management. After successfully completing the program, you’ll be presented with a job offer for a full-time newscast producing position with a Hearst Television station. 

You’ll be paid approximately $675 per week during the 10-week program,
and will be responsible for your housing.


Your Skills and Interests

You need to have demonstrated an interest in and ability to produce news, either for television, radio or online. Excellent writing skills, a demonstrated ability to produce a newscast, and a good base of editorial judgement are important. You also need to have a strong academic record, and two recommendations from faculty or internship supervisors.  

Your Qualifications

You must be completing your senior year of college or graduate school, and be graduating in May of 2018. You must be willing to spend 10 weeks post-graduation at a Hearst Television station of the company’s choosing, and be willing to relocate to an appointed employing Hearst station after finishing the program. 


All applications are due by March 22, 2019. Decisions regarding selection will be made mid-April.


Send the following application materials to, to the attention of: Selection Committee, Fred Young Hearst Television Producing Fellowship.

A letter expressing interest in the Fellowship and promoting your candidacy.

An essay about the role of a producer in contemporary television news (one page, single spaced). 

An updated copy of your resume with work experience and accomplishments.

A complete copy of your academic transcript through your most recently completed semester.

Two academic or professional recommendations.

Finalists will be interviewed by phone and either in-person or via Skype.


Our past fellows have all had amazing experiences here. But don’t take our word for it.

“I loved my fellowship at WPBF so much that I returned less than a year later as a morning news producer.”

Eve Muller

“I was producing my own newscast within just a few weeks. Two years later, I am the 5 p.m. producer at WBAL-TV in Baltimore.”

Gillian Morley

“I can honestly say that it gave me an upper hand not only in the short-term, but in having the added experience for the future.”

Andrew Morris

“This program has provided me a foundation to learn, grow and succeed.”

Courtney Sonn

“It was an invaluable experience that enabled me to be an asset in the newsroom and control room.”

Alexis Porter

“This program absolutely gave me a unique advantage at the beginning of my post-grad career.”

April Newell

“In less than six months I’ve produced shows during hurricanes, 13 continuous hours of snow coverage, the special Alabama senate election and plenty of breaking news.”

Gabby Santoliquito

“Once I finished the program, I felt confident and ready to hit the ground running when I joined the team at WJCL.”

Ashlyn Miller


Hearst Television owns and operates television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership.


Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, 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.