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Sample Newspaper Columnist Cover Letter






The job seeker who wrote this newspaper columnist cover letter knows that men and women who write columns must have a specialty and be able to write effectively and concisely. All newspaper columnist cover letters should include details about previous writing experiences and a willingness to work with an editor to create helpful and well-written columns focusing on a specific topic.


Sherry Hill
46 Milton Avenue
Long Bay, WA 22222

June 5, 2006


Ms. Judy Peters,
Hiring Manager
The Trumpeter Daily
65 Dogwood Drive
Long Bay, WA 22222

Dear Ms. Peters:

I have been a columnist for various local and community papers for three years. I got my start as a food columnist and then I specialized in topics related to gardening. When I saw your listing on JobBankUSA.com for a newspaper columnist with a specialty in family cooking I decided to write this cover letter immediately. I'd love to have this job. It's ideal for me-as I have a background in writing and in the food industry.

May I drop by your office next week to talk over the job and learn more about what you expect from the newspaper columnists you work with? Please call me at 222-222-2222 to set up an interview and I'll be happy to come in when it works for you. I will also bring samples from the columns I've written for the local papers as a free-lancer. Thank you for reading my cover letter and considering me to fill this opening. I am eager to receive your reply.

Sincerely,


Sherry Hill

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