Dear Ms. Kelley,
I am applying for the position of Photo Editor at Rodale Inc.
I have a bachelor’s degree in visual arts and I have experience editing photos for websites for several clients and for the local newspaper. My experience includes selecting, editing and posting photos to match the content for websites and news stories. It also includes creating slideshows and positioning the photos correctly, so they complement the text.
I have excellent communication and listening skills, with experience meeting with clients to determine exactly what types of photos are required for each project. I then have the ability to relay this information to the staff taking the pictures and give out assignments accordingly. Once the photos have been taken and submitted, I have the skills to choose and edit the best ones for the project.
I have experience obtaining photos from outside sources when necessary for breaking news stories or other events that may be difficult to acquire any other way. I stay updated on all products and techniques pertaining to photography. I also have the ability to comply with the department budgets along with all of the company’s rules and regulations along with state and national guidelines.
I work well with others and have the experience needed to lead your photography team in a productive and efficient manner. I can ensure all deadlines are met and that all photos used are appropriate for the content it goes with and that it is edited and posted correctly.
My phone number is (555)-555-5555 and I look forward to meeting with you in person.