WITH RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Mrs Julia Anderson
17 Wood Street
Dear Mrs Anderson,
Re: Editor (Vacancy Ref #244J)
This letter is in response to your online advertisement for an Editor. I believe that with my skills and experience I would be an excellent fit for your organisation in general and this specific role in particular.
I graduated with a 2:1 Journalism degree from the University of London, and worked for several years as an Editorial Assistant at a prestigious fashion magazine. Both my education and work experience have given me a deep insight into journalism and copywriting. I have fantastic writing and editing skills, something which is evident from the wide range of magazine issues that I have significantly contributed to and have published. I also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, which are essential for this position.
Lifestyle Weekly is a company that I am keen to be part of because it has such an excellent reputation in the media industry. I have personally been buying many monthly issues since its launch in 2015. I also strongly believe that my personal values align closely with the views and opinions expressed in your publications. I am confident that I can bring my enthusiasm and passion for lifestyle, fashion and journalism to this role.
Please find my CV attached with this covering letter and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries regarding my CV or application. Thank you for your consideration, and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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WITHOUT RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Mr Justin Coleman
67 Southsea Rd
Dear Mr Coleman,
Re: Editor (JOB ID: JK22)
I was absolutely delighted to see your advertisement for an Editor in the newspaper, and I strongly believe that I am the perfect candidate for this position.
For the past year, I have been working for a small online newspaper as a Content Coordinator where I was responsible for assigning reporters to cover the news, checking for accuracy and fairness in the articles, and writing headlines. Additionally, I have a degree in BA Liberal Arts which has made me into an enthusiastic blogger and a passionate writer. My three years of studying at University combined with over one year’s of work experience have refined my ability to check written text for accuracy, spelling and grammar.
I know how important deadlines are and, therefore, strived to improve my organisational and time management skills during all my activities, both personal and professional. I have gained excellent oral and written communication skills as well as leadership and team working skills during my time at university and in my current workplace. I am also very well aware of how important social media is in this day and age and know how to use it to connect with readers and the public, thereby expanding the newspaper’s reach and influence.
I am particularly interested in working for Glamour Inc. because I want to improve my editorial and professional skills further and work for a bigger and more influential newspaper such as yours. My contribution will be invaluable to your organisation.
Thank you for considering my application. I am readily available for an interview at your time of convenience, and I am looking forward hearing from you soon. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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