Dear Ms. Eleanor Kincaid,
I am applying for the Media Officer position with Common Sense Media Inc. and my skills and experience match the requirements listed in your posting.
I minored in journalism and earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations. My studies focused on public relations theories, political science, mass communications, economics and media law and ethics. I have two years of experience working in public relations with a highly respected charity. My duties included handling the media coverage the charity received and helping to maintain a positive image for the organizational.
My experience includes writing and giving press releases, answering questions and acting as liaison between the organization and the media. Tracking media coverage to stay abreast of all the latest news and information regarding the organization was also part of my duties. I have the education, training and experience needed to create strategies and advise your company’s executives on how to deal with the media while maintaining a good public image.
In the event your company did encounter negative publicity, my training has taught me how to address the media in such a way as to help reduce the impact and to put a spin on things to turn the negative attention into something positive.
My personal abilities include excellent writing and editing skills, exceptional presentational skills and the ability to help your company create and maintain a positive image in the media. They also include being reliable, trustworthy and maintaining a high ethical standard at all times.
Please call (555)-555-5555 to arrange an interview to discuss this position in more detail.