By Rebecca Aguilar | May 28th, 2012
ABC News is starting a fellowship program aimed at preparing up-and-coming journalists for television news. The news network plans to choose participants from a variety of different racial, ethnic, socio-economic and geographic backgrounds. Each fellow will work closely with an experienced ABC News mentor.
I have high hopes for this fellowship. Kudos to ABC News for making an effort to find fellows from diverse backgrounds.
The chosen fellows will be offered:
- Rotation among several ABC News departments and broadcasts.
- Development of editorial, news gathering and production skills.
- Work closely with assigned news mentor at ABC.
ABC News President Ben Sherwood says the network is committed in recruiting, developing, empowering and promoting the industry’s future leaders. The news network hopes to start this program on July 2, 2012.
What you need to qualify:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Solid writing skills
- Shooting and video editing experience
- Minimum two years experience
- Proficient in Spanish is preferred
Fellows will be employees of ABC News for one year. For more information: ABC Fellowship.
Rebecca Aguilar is an Emmy award winning freelance reporter based in Dallas, TX. She’s a board member with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and SPJ Fort Worth Chapter. She’s also the vice chair of the SPJ Diversity Committee.