Be the bigger picture
Right now, you’re completing your senior college year and wondering how you can break into television. Maybe Fred Young can help. The Fred Young Hearst Television Producing Fellowship is a 10-week, paid Fellowship Program at a Hearst Television station. What you’ll quickly discover is that this is a whole lot more than just a job. You’ll learn from senior leaders, tackle real projects and receive comprehensive mentoring that will start your career on a pathway towards management.
Fred Young worked for Hearst for more than 40 years and his story can be the inspiration for yours. As a Producer, you will play a vital role in helping us to identify and capture those news stories that Fred helped to make Hearst famous for. Stories that bring our communities to life. That highlight the extraordinary in the everyday. That showcase Hearst as a broadcaster of integrity, quality and honesty, taking responsibility for making the news in the right way.
Who are we looking for?
You must be:
- Completing your senior year of college
- Willing to spend 10 weeks at a Hearst station of the company’s choosing –
- Willing to relocate to an appointed employing Hearst station upon successful completion of the fellowship: http://www.hearst.com/broadcasting/our-markets
A strong academic record is essential, with demonstrable interest in producing news for television, radio, or online. We’re looking for outstanding writing skills, good editorial judgement, proven ability to produce a newscast.
How do you apply?
Send us your resume, your college transcript, two written recommendations and a letter outlining your interest and credentials. We’d also like you to send us a one-page, single-space essay about the role of a producer in contemporary television news.
If selected, you’ll be interviewed by phone and in person. Our next Fellowship openings will be for May 2017 graduates, for which applications are due by March 24th, 2017. Decisions will be made by April 15, 2017.
Send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of:
Candy Altman, Vice President News, Hearst Television.
Who is Fred Young?
Even after his retirement in 2008, Fred Young continues to inspire many people to pursue great careers in television. He is the former Senior Vice President of News at Hearst Television. Under Mr. Young’s leadership, Hearst Television launched election-coverage initiatives that earned a remarkable five consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards. Fred Young himself has also been widely recognized throughout his illustrious career:
- First Amendment Service Award, Radio-Television News Directors Foundation, 2002
- Paul White award, 2009
- Multiple local and national awards while managing WTAE-TV, starting in 1962
- Former President of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters
- Member, Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
- Member, Peabody Board
- Judge, Hearst Journalism Awards