Journalism Cover Letters

Cover letter example 1

Richard Anderson,
1234, West 67 Street,
Carlisle, MA 01741,
(123)-456 7890.

Date: 1th Jan, 2009.



Mr. John Smith,
Human Resources Manager
The Bergen Gazette
257, Park Avenue South,
New York, NY 12345-6789.

Dear Mr. Smith:

I am very interested in your entry-level reporting job. Crime, politics, corruption, poverty - I've covered them all and want to keep doing it at the Anyplace Tribune. I am graduating next month from the master's journalism program at New York University.

Throughout my school years I have held internships at daily newspapers, most recently at the New York Daily News. As a reporter on the Daily News city desk, I covered the gamut of stories that make up city life. I have also worked in smaller markets: At The (Nashua, NH) Telegraph, I pitched an idea for a profile of a New Hampshire working family on the verge of becoming homeless. I wrote the story and it wound up on the front page. I would bring the same strong work ethic and passion for reporting to the Anyplace Tribune. I know that your paper has been pushing for excellence in recent years, and I would love to be part of that drive.

Please find enclosed my resume, references and clips. I will call you next week to see whether we might set up a personal interview. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Richard Anderson.

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Cover letter example 2

Richard Anderson,
1234, West 67 Street,
Carlisle, MA 01741,
(123)-456 7890.

Date: 1th Jan, 2009.



Mr. John Smith,
Human Resources Manager
The Bergen Gazette
257, Park Avenue South,
New York, NY 12345-6789.

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am currently a student at Northeastern University entering my junior year as a journalism major concentrating in TV/Radio. Northeastern University offers the cooperative plan of education, which allows students to incorporate work experience with academic studies.

Through this program, I will be available for full-time employment from June 16, 1997 to January 2, 1998. If you plan to hire additional personnel to help at your station, I would greatly appreciate being considered.

As you can see from the enclosed resume, I have always had an interest in broadcasting, and have experience working in a TV environment as an intern at New England Cable News. At NECN, I wrote stories for newscasts, worked the Teleprompter, and assisted the producer. I now look forward to the possibility of working at WVXZ and developing expertise in the field I intend to pursue upon graduation.

During the week of May 5, 1997, I will call to arrange an interview. In the meantime, should you have any questions, you can reach me at (617) 555-1331. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Richard Anderson

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Cover letter example 3

Richard Anderson,
1234, West 67 Street,
Carlisle, MA 01741,
(123)-456 7890.

Date: 1th Jan, 2009.



Mr. John Smith,
Human Resources Manager
The Bergen Gazette
257, Park Avenue South,
New York, NY 12345-6789.

Dear Mr. Smith:

Ms. Sally Rogers, a freelance writer with your publication, suggested that I write to you concerning my qualifications for a cooperative education at Baystate Magazine. Ms. Rogers’ description of the philosophy and mission of your company, especially in regards to environmental issues, has made me very enthusiastic about the possibility of working for Baystate Magazine.

I will graduate from Northeastern Universities 5-year Cooperative Education program with a Bachelor of Science Degree in journalism with a concentration in print in June 1999. The Co-op program is based on an alternating work/study program so that professional experience becomes an integral part of the educational process.

Enclosed is my resume which highlights my prior co-op work experiences, primarily in print media environments. At my last co-op job with The Patriot Ledger, I wrote stories and obituaries, answered phones and compiled community columns. I feel this experience would be an asset to your publication.

I will be available from January 5, 1998 through March 21, 1998. I look forward to discussing possible employment opportunities with you and will call you next week. If you should have any questions, please call me at (617) 442-1111. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Richard Anderson

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Cover letter example 4

Richard Anderson,
1234, West 67 Street,
Carlisle, MA 01741,
(123)-456 7890.

Date: 1th Jan, 2009.



Mr. John Smith,
Human Resources Manager
The Bergen Gazette
257, Park Avenue South,
New York, NY 12345-6789.

Dear Ms. Smith:

Please accept this as a letter of interest in a summer internship position at The Bergen Gazette. Prior to my senior year at The Colorado College, I would like the opportunity to further develop and hone the journalism skills I have acquired over the past three years. As a native of Bergen, I would enjoy gaining this experience at the Gazette.

As the News Editor, and then Features Editor of the Catalyst, The Colorado College's weekly student newspaper, I have been able to develop practical journalism knowledge. I have found the deadlines and responsibilities associated with these positions challenging and rewarding. During my term as a staff writer for the Catalyst, I acquired hands-on interviewing and writing skills. By assuming the position of Distribution Manager for Cutler Publications, I have experienced a side of journalism indirectly related to the newsroom. Prior to attending college, I was the Executive Editor of the Bergen Senior High School newspaper, The Highwaymen.

In addition to my practical experiences, my minor in Journalism has taught me the basic tenets of the trade. A supervised position on a citywide publication will allow me to apply what I have learned thus far in the field and in the classroom. My future plans include working for a newspaper for several years before attending graduate school. A summer internship at the Gazette would help round out my undergraduate journalistic experiences. Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I plan to arrive in Bergen the first week in May. If I can provide you with any additional information, please feel free to contact me at (719) 555-1111. I will look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Sincerely,

Richard Anderson

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