Editorial Assistant Cover Letter Example

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When you're applying for an entry level position and don't have much work experience, it's important to include relevant information in your cover letter, including your major, volunteer experience, internship experience, and personal skills that pertain to the position.

Here is a sample email cover letter applying for an editorial assistant job, advertised for college students. An email cover letter should be included in the body of the message unless otherwise specified, with a resume attached (usually as an MS Word document).

Editorial Assistant Cover Letter Example

Subject Line: Editorial Assistant Position

Jennifer Delancey
12 Linden St.
Boston, MA 02215
555.555.555
jdelancey@greaterboston.edu

March 17, 20XX

Cambridge Editorial, Inc.

To Whom It May Concern:

I am interested in applying for the summer editorial position at Cambridge Editorial, Inc. As an English and Journalism double major and at The College of Greater Boston, I have strong literary skills and completed by freshman year with a 3.9 GPA and Dean’s List Standing. Coupled with my passion for writing, I also have sharp analytical abilities and well-developed communication skills. In addition to my academic background, I have real-life experience that pertains to the internship.

This winter, I was an intern at the Central Massachusetts Newspaper and Magazine Publishing House. One of my primary responsibilities was reviewing and editing reader submissions regarding Boston restaurants, music venues, and cultural events for various newspapers and magazines in the New England area.

Additionally, I performed comprehensive research on Boston restaurants and was responsible for coherently organizing the information I found. I also independently obtained, edited, and presented diner reviews, sharpening my communication skills as well as my organizational and editorial abilities.

In addition, I am a Senior Editor for my college newspaper and have also volunteered on the Review Committee that accepts and edits students’ submissions of commentaries, editorials, and both fiction and non-fiction work.

In addition, I pioneered the development of a university-sponsored online blog site that publishes student reviews of local restaurants, bars, clubs, and activities in the city, and am responsible for the reviewing and editing of these submissions. I am eager to apply these skills to a position at Cambridge Editorial, Inc.

Thank you very much for your consideration! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via e-mail or by phone. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Delancey

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