I am responding to your advertisement in ______________
listing an open assistant editor position at ______________. I strongly believe
that I meet the qualifications for this position and would like to submit
my name for consideration.
As you can see from my enclosed CV, I have written for several local and international
publications as a freelance contributor (see enclosed writing samples) and
I have editorial experience from my time on the _____________, a weekly local
newspaper with a circulation of 100,000.
I am also familiar with the ______________ industry, having worked part-time
for a local _________________while I was in University. This background could
prove useful in understanding the needs and the perspective of your professional
audience, who rely on your publications for insight into the trends in the
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to the prospect of speaking
to you further about this position.