Cover letter for editor (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “editor cover letters.”

Samples of editor cover letters

To get a position as an editor, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing an editor cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your 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: “Editor cover letters”

“[Full Name]

[Physical Address]

[Telephone Number]

[Email Address]


Application for the position of editor.

Dear [Recipient’s Name],

I am writing to apply for the editor position as advertised on [where you saw the advertisement]. My training, management experience, creative abilities, and a keen eye for detail make me a perfect fit for the position and I look forward to becoming a valued member of the [company].

I have a [qualification] from [institution], [location of institution], and [number of years] years of experience working as an editor, most recently at [company]. As per the requirements for the position at [company], you will notice in my resume that I [mention skills, competencies, or experiences that answer directly to the requirements listed in the job posting].

Over the years I have [talk about things you’ve accomplished, big projects you’ve coordinated, important responsibilities you were given, other departments you’ve worked with, etc]. Experience has taught me to nurture relationships, communicate effectively, and lead by example.

I am thrilled to be applying to [company] because I admire your [name two or three things you know about the company in general that you like]. As the editor, my commitment to the highest standards of accuracy and accountability will be of the greatest benefit to [company].

Please find my resume and portfolio attached. Feel free to contact me via email or phone call if I can be of any further service.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I look forward to hearing from you.


[Your Name]”

Sample 2: “Editor cover letters”

“Team Development

Abraxas Link

611 5th Ave, Suites 50–60

New York, NY, 10119

Dear Ms. Sturm,

As a digital editor with six years of experience growing readership by the millions, I was excited to see your ad for an editor at Abraxas Link Magazine. Your publication features articles of interest to parents, on topics like gear, play, money, love, health, and more. You’re seeking a passionate editor with strong standards who can mentor junior editors and writers, as well as guide stringent fact-checking and grow readership through producing a steady flow of high-value content. I think you’ll find my resume refreshing.

At Family Drift, I mentored 3 junior editors and 5 in-house writers, plus a pool of over 30 freelancers. During my time there, I grew readership by 250%, from 1M per month to 3.5M per month. I implemented a new fact-checking procedure that cut time to check articles by 25% while slashing inaccuracies by 50%. I also increased output by 20% per month without raising monthly budgets, through implementing a less labor-intensive editing process that saved time for writers and editorial staff alike.

Under my guidance, Family Drift received the Digiday Content Marketing Award, the John Chancellor Award, and the Livingston Award. Working as an editor at Abraxas Link would help me pursue my passion for journalism excellence in a nationally-recognized working environment.

I’d value the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my skills in leadership and planning can help increase readership at Abraxas Link. Can we set up a meeting early next week?

Best regards,

Finley Williams



Sample 3: “Editor cover letters”

“Dear Mr. Bernadino:

Upon review of your posting for a new Editor to join your team, I hastened to submit the enclosed resume for your consideration. As an accomplished and detail-driven editor with extensive experience producing compelling, flawless content for a variety of publications and communication vehicles while managing support staff and ensuring adherence to production schedules, I feel confident that I could vastly exceed your expectations for this role.

My background in editing creative and compelling articles on a variety of subjects’such as arts, news, culture, sports, and business—prepares me to substantially impact your organization. With my history of success in meeting deadlines and working effectively with peers and senior management, along with my ability to cultivate strong relationships to encourage future connections and stimulate ideas, I am ready to extend my record of editing accomplishments to your company.

Highlights of my experience include the following…

Producing and editing comprehensive, fresh content while gaining professional training in diverse computer programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, and HTML to facilitate expansion into new media.

Employing exceptional editing skills to generate error-free copy, ensuring expeditious delivery from writing to publication.

Motivating and leading editorial support teams to ensure on-time and top-quality products while driving strict adherence to style guidelines and grammar rules.

Developing trusting and lasting connections with peers, publication management teams, and community members to facilitate future partnerships.

With my expertise in developing and editing original content, combined with my outstanding interpersonal skills and commitment to exploring innovative story ideas and comprehensive topic coverage, I am positioned to significantly benefit your team at Pagoda. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in more detail.

Thank you for your consideration.


William S. Galleg”

Sample 4: “Editor cover letters”

“Jeremy Smith

Hiring Manager

Cinema Magazine

(987) 654-3210

Dear Mr. Smith,

As a Freelance Editor with Superior Film Reviews, I wrote and edited over 35+ articles for a prominent film review website. Through this experience, I developed expertise in proofreading, editing, and copywriting, making me an ideal candidate for the editor position with your organization.

Cinema Magazine’s reputation for producing high-quality reviews and critical film analysis is what draws me to apply for this position. I believe that my passion for cinema and my strong background in copy editing will allow me to help Cinema Magazine continue to grow its audience based on the following achievements from my career:

  • Wrote 35 movie reviews and articles, conducted proofreading and editing, and performed quality control on content prior to upload on WordPress
  • Provided support and constructive feedback to copywriters on articles to ensure consistent tone, improve word choice, and enhance content
  • Edited over 55 articles for the University of Boston Newspaper, which included proofreading and providing support to student journalists

I would like to schedule an interview to tell you more about how my copywriting and editing skills can be an asset to your organization. You may contact me via phone or email at your earliest convenience. I appreciate your time and consideration.


Arthur Lang”

Sample 5: “Editor cover letters”

“Dear Ms. Carmichael,

When I saw your advertisement last Sunday, I knew it was the perfect position for my abilities and experience. I have been working as an editor for the last six years and, and as I have a passion for the outdoors, I am really excited about the prospect of working for Wilderness Magazine.

Actually, my editing career started long before, when I was in high school. From the moment I started working on the school paper, I knew that I had found my calling. Currently, I am the head editor at a local newspaper.

In addition to the news stories, we feature a large number of columns, each with a very individual style and theme. Because of this, I have had the opportunity to hone my editing skills, not only with respect to the language, but also in making changes while keeping the tone and flair of the individual writer. This is a challenge that I love and excel at. As an avid hiker, mountain climber, and birdwatcher, I have subscribed to your magazine for years.

I look forward to the opportunity of sitting down with you and discussing how my editing experience and passion for the wilderness will be great assets for your magazine. Thank you so much for your time.”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of editor cover letters

What must be in an editor cover letter?

The cover letter should have your contact details, and information about qualifications, experience, technical skills, and creative ability.

How long should an editor cover letter be?

The cover letter should be one page.

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