- Anyone who has completed coursework and obtained a college degree by August 1 following the application deadline is eligible;
- A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement;
- Early-career journalists who have something to offer Hearst and would benefit from the program are welcome to apply;
- Canadians and other foreign nationals are eligible to apply;
Because the Fellowship focuses on multimedia skills, broadcast journalists may apply, but successful candidates will be those who show strong writing and technical digital skills. The program offers no on-air talent positions.
Each completed digital package should contain:
- One-page resume, including:
- Academic major and minor, date or expected date of graduation
- Permanent and current addresses
- Email, website and social media addresses
- On a separate page:
- Three work/character references, including titles, email addresses and phone numbers
- 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 through the recruitment portal within your application or emailed separately to firstname.lastname@example.org
- When you have gathered all the necessary materials, apply here.