Date: June 1, 200-
Subject: Assistant Editor Position
Dear Mr. Cummings:
I would like to take all appropriate steps to formalize my candidacy for the position of assistant editor. When I reviewed the posting advertised on the Jobs.com website, I wanted to immediately share the attached resume and writing samples.
As you review my resume entries, please envision the research, document development, drafting, and verbal communication skills developed in each setting and situation. Summarizing, through internships, co-curriculars, and practical experience, I now offer Any Corporation:
Writing, editing, and layout skills gained as features editor, art editor, graphic artist, and reporter for various college publications.
Specialized expertise demonstrated by Columbia Scholastic Press Association's First Place Gold Circle Award for graphic art.
Knowledge and technical skills gained from courses and projects associated with advertising art and desktop publishing.
Experience using PageMaker, Word, WordPerfect, Excel, PowerPoint, and varied graphics software to draft, edit, and finalize publications and presentations, and to create dynamic graphics.
Capacity to use the Internet for detailed research and to disseminate newsletters, graphics, and text.
I understand the assistant editor will be involved in creation of all Any Corporation promotional materials, public relations documents, and internal communication pieces. This would be an ideal step on a clearly focused writing and editing career path. I hope you will give me the opportunity to discuss your expectations for this position and the above bullet items, point by point. Thank you for your consideration.
123 Any Street
City, ST 12345
P.S. I will send original copies of this letter, my resume, and writing samples. Sometimes seeing certain written pieces and designed works in context gives a better sense of perspective.