Cover letter for BBC(4 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for BBC.”

How to write a BBC cover letter

When applying for a position at BBC, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the BBC resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1:

“POSITION: reporter

As a cultural anthropology major, I am trained to approach nuanced problems with analytic detail, intellectual acuity and critical thinking. Two facts best exemplify the aforementioned statement: I was named as a 2015 Dean’s Scholar two months ago, an honor that is presented annually to 9 [out of 10,000] undergraduates “who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise,” and was just inducted to the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society as a junior, an award that is only bestowed to 20 juniors out of each class. Majoring in cultural anthropology has also equipped me with robust interpersonal, analytical and research skills that I will apply practically to provide the Capital team with ample support. I am no stranger to formal writing as I have authored successful research grants from the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the National Science Foundation. My editorial experience involves extensive editing of published chapters and essays in academic journals such as Current Anthropology and The Lancet. 

Last but not least, teamwork has been central to my involvement in student organizations. Placing an emphasis on building collaborative relationships has enabled me to work well on the board of the student group, Penn Sangam. As Political Chair, I worked to engender successful events that explore the challenges of minority owned start-ups. I am confident that my coursework at Penn coupled with the skills and experiences I have gained through my extra-curricular activities will help me to be an efficient and people-driven member of BBC.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.”

Sample 2:

“Madelynn Wilkinson

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Ms. Sanchez,

I am writing to apply for the News Reporter with BBC. I am a communications professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and six years of newspaper reporting experience. In my current position as News Reporter for The Courier News, I research interviews and write news stories that are relevant to the local community.

I am highly investigative and curious always looking to find the most unique or pertinent angle to a story. I am organized with an easy communication style that makes me a top-notch interviewer. I have a concise conversational writing style and can put together a piece quickly and efficiently with no errors. Past editors have praised my professional writing ability and talent for pulling all aspects of obtaining a story together. It would be my pleasure to bring these talents to the team at BBC as a News Reporter.

I have no doubt you will find my credentials and references to be in order as well as a good fit for the job. Please contact me soon to arrange an interview to review my portfolio and further discuss my qualifications. I appreciate your time and consideration.


Madelynn Wilkinson”

Sample 3:

“Dear Ms. Rust:

When I learned of your need for a seasoned News Reporter to join your team at BBC, I was eager to submit the enclosed resume for your consideration. As a highly experienced, motivated, and detail-focused professional with more than 13 years of experience in television news production and coverage, I feel confident that I could vastly exceed your expectations for this role.

My background in researching ideas, investigating subjects, checking facts, and covering events prepares me to substantially impact and benefit KPWM. With my history of success in covering and producing news for television—along with my commitment to forging beneficial relationships to encourage future connections and stimulate story ideas—I am ready to extend my record of reporting accomplishments to your news team. Furthermore, my ability to excel in high-pressure environments with tight deadlines and irregular schedules is sure to render me an immediate asset.

Highlights of my experience include…

Achieving professional recognition and success as a News Reporter for WCSJ in Olympia, researching and gathering information for live shots and taped news reports; writing, recording, and editing stories for use on the air.

Conducting live on-camera interviews, producing weekend newscasts, and contributing to daily editorial meetings.

Writing breaking news stories for immediate upload and publication to WCSJ’s website and Facebook page.

Serving as a fill-in news anchor for morning, noon, and evening newscasts as requested.

Traveling extensively to cover events on site, ensuring a personal understanding and knowledge of event details, occurrences, and overall significance.

Developing trusting and lasting connections with peers, management teams, and community members to facilitate future partnerships and spark story and contact leads.

Demonstrating outstanding oral / written communication, time management, and team collaboration skills with a keen social perceptiveness.

Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Washington.

With my expertise in news production and reporting, combined with my exceptional interpersonal skills and my commitment to exploring innovative story ideas and comprehensive topic coverage, I am positioned to significantly benefit your news team at BBC. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in more detail. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Rebecca V. Thames”

Sample 4:

“Dear Mr. Bob,

I hereby present my resume in regard to your advertisement online for the post of Reporter. I have been seeking just a position such as this to challenge me with a larger audience. I have therefore included my resume of experience and a couple of samples for your review.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English Journalism from Dartmouth College, 2005. I also have over five years working as a Reporter for New York Times in Saginaw, MI. From my days as an editor for my high school newspaper to my present role as key Reporter for my paper, I have had nothing but drive and dedication to articulate the truth to the public through careful and in-depth research and excellent writing skills. I grab attention and keep it. I am a skilled communicator, writer, and photographer; and bring very strong research and interpersonal skills to this position.

I look forward to meeting with you to see what you think of my work, as well as answering any questions on my background you may have. Call me at (555)-555-5555 to arrange a time to meet. Thanks so much for your time.


Your Signature

Keven Bruce

Enclosure: Resume”

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the common mistakes to avoid when writing my cover letter?

Here are a few common mistakes to avoid:

  • Don’t focus on yourself too much.
  • Don’t share all the details of every job you’ve had.
  • Don’t write a novel.

How do I write a cover letter for a news reporter position?

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