Be the bigger picture

Fred Young Fellowship

The legendary Fred Young worked for Hearst for more than 40 years, producing impactful and award winning stories. Dedicated to his accomplishments, the Fred Young Hearst Television Producing Fellowship is a 10-week, paid fellowship program at a Hearst Television station.

The opportunity

As a producer, you’ll play an important role in helping us to find and capture the same kinds of stories Fred did. You’ll learn from senior leaders, tackle real projects, and receive mentoring designed to start your career path. After successfully completing the program, you’ll be offered a full-time newscast producing position at one of our stations. You’ll be paid approximately $675 per week during the 10-week program and will be responsible for your own housing.

How to qualify

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. You must be completing your senior year of college or graduate school, graduating in December 2020. 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.

How to apply

Send the following application materials to, for 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 academic transcript through your completed semester
  • Two academic or professional recommendations

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