Hearst Journalism Fellowship Program, Developer Track


San Francisco, California

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Date Posted September 22, 2022
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Job Description

Hearst Journalism Fellowship Program, Developer Track

Ready to join our team of world-class journalists?

The Hearst Fellowship, Data+Development Track is a one-year program focusing on journalism in a changing digital world. The successful candidate will embed on our central engineering and development team (the DevHub) based in San Francisco and will work on projects, tools and news products for our top metro papers: The San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, (Albany) Times Union and our Hearst Connecticut newsrooms. Fellows will receive training, mentoring and real-world experience alongside top journalist-programmers who use cutting-edge tools and strategies to tell stories.

Hearst Fellows are full-time employees with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, relocation allowance and a housing stipend.

What the DevHub does

The HNP DevHub is a team of developers, designers, project managers and content strategists who collaborate with local newsrooms to create best-in-class digital experiences. We make things like election results pages, searchable databases, severe weather trackers, elegantly designed alternative story-forms and whatever else you can dream up.

What it could mean for your future

The goal of the program, if successfully completed by the Fellow, is to be offered a job at the end of the one-year tenure.

While participation in the program is not a guarantee of future employment, our goal is to recruit candidates who eventually will join our full-time professional staff. All of us at Hearst Fellowships have an investment in your future and in the future of Hearst Newspapers.

Hearst Fellowships jump-start great journalism careers

The experience you gain as a Hearst Fellow is the start of a strong foundation for your journalism career. Our objective is to recruit, train and retain journalists who have experience with data, graphics, front-end digital design or back-end development. Candidates should be college graduates with interest, experience or background in journalism and engineering.

How Fellows are selected

The leaders of the Hearst Newspapers DevHub will conduct multiple interviews and test the top candidates.

Professional assistance to ensure your best chance of success

If you are offered and accept a position, you will be assigned an adviser and can develop mentoring relationships with seasoned professionals throughout Hearst Newspapers.

Additional Requirements & Information

Please see our Fellows website at https://hearstfellowships.com. In addition, candidates must be willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area.

To be considered you must submit in all required documents in PDF format:

  • One-page resume that includes academic major and minor, date or expected date of graduation, permanent and current addresses, email, website, and social media addresses (if applicable).
  • One additional page that includes: three work/character references including titles, email addresses and phone numbers, and links to digital work samples.
Deadline to apply for the 2023-24 Fellowship program is Nov. 15, 2022.

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Newspapers requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after Nov. 12, 2021, be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Hearst Newspapers will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical, including pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.