ABC News Launches New Program to Attract and Develop Exceptional Aspiring Journalists

ABC News Fellowship Program Seeks Next Generation of Producers and Reporters  From Diverse Backgrounds

ABC News announced today the launch of the ABC News Fellowship program to attract and develop aspiring journalists from diverse backgrounds for a rigorous and rewarding year-long opportunity.   Starting this July, future news leaders will rotate through several ABC News departments and broadcasts while mastering editorial, production, and newsgathering skills.  Participants from a variety of racial, ethnic, socio-economic and geographic backgrounds will work closely with an experienced ABC News mentor.

"ABC News is committed to recruiting, developing, empowering and promoting our industry's future leaders," said ABC News President Ben Sherwood.  "In a rapidly changing world, we must embrace and encourage outstanding new journalists who will help our viewers see the whole picture."

ABC News is now accepting applications for a July 2, 2012 start date. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree, solid writing skills, shooting and editing experience and a minimum of two years of journalism experience to be considered.  Positions are offered on a rolling basis and participants will be employed by ABC News for a full year.

For more information and to apply to ABC News' Leadership Program, visit the job posting here .