120 Vyse Street
12th January 2014
Dear Ms Graham,
If you are seeking a successful, dynamic and proven editor to be the face of your publication and lead its editorial team, then I am your man.
I recently saw your advertisement on the Dayjob.com website for an Editor, and am very interested in applying for this position as it precisely matches my abilities and experience. As a seasoned Editor who has over three year’s experience of working for a quality Newspaper, I feel that I am more than able to lead your team of talented journalists, covering local, national and international news.
I come to you with a strong background in publication, both in print and its digital platform, along with experience of managing new, digital and social media. Amongst my other achievements is having consistently implemented best-in-class marketing strategies to increase advertising revenues for my present employer. Built into my leadership background is the ability to influence and negotiate within a complex corporate structure.
I am an expert at managing staff, delegating work effectively and maintaining an online presence on social-network sites. On a more practical level I can successfully correct errors and inconsistencies in grammar, syntax, capitalization, style, punctuation, abbreviations, font size, styles and spacing. In addition I possess superb editing, proofreading, writing, evaluating and decision-making skills.
Right now I am interested in expanding my professional horizons by working for a company like yours that values hard work, effort and loyalty.
I have attached my CV for your review and would very much welcome a personal meeting with you to discuss your needs and my ability to meet them. My schedule is flexible and I am available for interview during the day, evening and at the weekend.
Tel: 00 44 121 638 0026
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October 4, 2017
Mr. Chad Dallas
4350 West Ave.
Sometown, MA 55555
Dear Mr. Dallas:
As a journalism and mass communications major at XYZ University preparing to graduate next month, I am eager to launch my career in newspaper journalism. Your news reporter opening advertised on Monster is an excellent match to my qualifications.
While studying at XYZ, I gained experience as a:
- News reporter intern at DEF News, where I wrote news and feature articles of interest to Sometown-area residents.
- Reporter and editor at The Gold Standard (XYZ’s student newspaper), where I earned a “National Pacemaker Award” (considered to be the “Pulitzer Prize” of American college student journalism) for my series on a fraternity hazing.
- Blogger for Somedomain.com, a student-run news website covering the local and national political scene that I co-launched and grew to 7,500 subscribers. In this role, my colleagues and I produced short-form videos as well as long-form features for daily newscasts.
- Sports reporter covering the university’s football and basketball teams for XYZ’s website.
In both classroom and work settings, I earned a reputation as a dedicated journalist with a passion for accurately covering important issues and events, engaging readers and helping fuel positive change.
It would be an honor to report for your award-winning newspaper and work with your talented team of writers and editors. I am confident that my experience publishing and promoting content on social media and delivering on multiple platforms would benefit your newspaper as you move to digital delivery.
You may review my résumé and news clips at somedomain.com. Thank you!
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