Sample **POSITION HERE** Cover Letter

Notice how the applicant in this news writer cover letter focuses on his ability to track down a hot story and to write it up in a way that holds a reader's attention while still delivering in a concise way, the essence of what happened. Having a 'nose for news' is important to acknowledge in all news writer cover letters if applicants hope to land a job on a magazine or newspaper staff.

Wally Jameson
934 Busby Lane
City Side, USA 23417

February 5, 2006

Mr. Parker Martindale
Managing Editor
Libertyville Daily News
452 Newton Drive
Libertyville, USA 99999

Dear Mr. Martindale:

I saw your listing for news writers on JobBankUSA.com. I was a 'stringer' for one year and then I left to finish my degree in journalism. At this time I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialty in news writing.

I am writing this cover letter today and including samples of my writing, to let you know that I'd like to be considered for a news writer position on your staff. I consider myself someone with a 'nose for news.' I love scouting stories, being on the scene when there is a crime, a fire, and a political campaign--anywhere that news is breaking.

May I meet you with in person to discuss my qualifications and to learn the specific duties that I would be assigned if you hire me?

I'm available at your convenience Monday-Friday between 2:00 and 5:00 pm. Please call 888-888-8888 to arrange a date and time that works for you. I hope you will consider my resume and give me a chance to show you what I can do.


Wally Jameson

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