Hearst Television Mobility


Be developed. Be empowered.

We have a commitment to developing people at every level in our organization. We recruit and develop entry level professionals who are new to the broadcasting industry. We offer training to enhance the skills of our people in specialist roles, such as editors, camera operators, sales professionals and engineers. And we identify and develop potential leaders in our business, through our management development training.


Right now, you’re probably completing your senior 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 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 reporting the news in the right way.

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
  • 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, and 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.

Next steps?

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 ekropp@hearst.com to the attention of: Candy Altman, Vice President News, Hearst Television.

The Producer Academy

The Producer Academy is reserved for a small group of our highest performing Producers. It offers an opportunity for people from the same specialist field to spend a week together building networks, fostering relationships, sharing ideas, developing into the leaders of our industry and creating a culture of shared experiences. We will look to them to build strategy, challenge accepted practices and engage the business in wider discussions around the best ways to work.

The Rising Star Academy

The Rising Star Academy is a bi-annual program for standout Creative Services members who exhibit exemplary leadership skills. Our Rising Stars are chosen through an internal nomination process, and invited to attend a two-day immersive program that features a leadership-focused curriculum. Attendees network with and learn from senior Hearst Television executives, giving them a top-level understanding of company culture.



The Bigger Picture:

The TV show “Romper Room” originated at WBAL-TV, a Hearst Television station.

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