Cover letter for editorial internship(4 samples)

This article will show samples of “cover letters for editorial internships.”

Samples of cover letters for an editorial internship

When writing a cover letter as an editorial intern here are some of the things to include in the letter:

  • Mention your fresh knowledge. Use your recent learning experiences to your advantage; an employer might be more willing to hire you if they know you can help their business acclimate to new technologies or practices.
  • Express your energy and enthusiasm. It shows the potential motivation you will bring to a job as a fresh college graduate.
  • Check your grammar and proofread your letter. It is a way of showing employers your ability to write comprehensive, error-free messages.
  • The first step is addressing the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the name of the recipient, 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.
  • Since you are a recent graduate, it would help to emphasize your college coursework, internships, and other experiences that show your employability.
  • Ensure your qualifications are similar to the job position. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for editorial internship”

“Hiring Manager Name

Job Title

Company Name

Mailing Address

Dear [Hiring Manager Name],

As a recent English graduate from UCLA, I was thrilled to hear of your search for an editorial assistant internship. My writing and editing skills have already been recognized with the 2019 Ruth Brill Scholarship Award for fiction. Now, I’m eager to apply myself towards helping Songbird Publishing continue to grow and inspire young minds with messages of tolerance and self-acceptance. 

I understand that beyond impeccable English skills, this role requires excellent time management, attention to detail, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team. Here are some of my past achievements that illustrate my suitability for this opportunity: 

Drafted jacket copy for 10+ novels during my editorial internship at BFT Publishing, 100% of which were accepted for publication with no corrections. 

Collaborated with editors, graphic designers, and printers to ensure that 5+ books/month were printed correctly and on time.

Met 100% of deadlines during my 2 years as editor-in-chief of the UCLA student newspaper. 

Introduced improvements to the style of the newspaper, increasing readership by 250% in under 6 months. 

I have no doubt that my future lies in editing, but I’m particularly drawn to Songbird Publishing because of your conscientious, selective approach to the type of content you publish. In today’s competitive market, few companies have the courage to stand up for what they believe in. Your commitment to publishing books that have a positive impact on young adults’ self-image is truly inspiring, and it would be an honor to become part of your mission. 

I’d be delighted to discuss in more detail how my skills and experience could become an asset to Songbird Publishing and how I could aid the company’s growth through careful manuscript evaluation and publishing support. 

Best regards, 

[Your name], Editorial assistant

P.S.: I’d love to tell you about how I won the Student Journalism Award in 2019. It’s quite a story!”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for editorial internship”

“POSITION: Editorial Assistant intern

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to apply for the editorial assistant internship at Forbes Media. Having recently graduated from ***** University with Bachelors degree in Journalism, I am eager to gain exposure and credibility in media and news production. As a leading publication in business and entrepreneurship, Forbes is a company I would be honored to work for.

While in college, I developed my talent and skills as a reporter through my internship at Greater Boston, the daily news program for WGBH. My time at WGBH provided me invaluable experience within the editorial and media production fields. As an intern, I was responsible for research, fact checking, providing up-to-date information on breaking news stories, and assisting reporters and producers both inside and outside the newsroom. My experiences helped me acquire reporting and communication skills that I believe will allow me to succeed in a fast paced newsroom environment, like Forbes Magazine.

My administrative experience and background and journalism, combined with my passion for emerging media and love of writing, create the perfect blend of aspiration for this position. I understand the demands of the media industry and would be enthusiastic to assist and learn from the editorial department at Forbes Magazine.

If you would like to contact me to further to discuss my skills and qualifications, I can be reached by phone at ***** and through email at ****** Thank you for your time and consideration”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for editorial internship”

“Dear Ms. Bookman,

I was pleased to find your posting for an Editorial Assistant with Coffeehouse Books on As an English literature major with a passion for the written word, I am committed to working in the publishing industry following graduation. I’m especially excited about your publishing company because you represent two of my favorite authors, Tim Smith and Anne Lee. I’m confident that I have the skills and experiences to add substantial contributions to Coffeehouse Books.

Last fall, I gained practical experience in the publishing industry as an intern at Dharma Publishing House. I collaborated with members of the editorial staff on projects that included reading and reporting on manuscript submissions, editing promotional materials, and completing fact checks. In particular, I edited three social science works to publication-ready state using Chicago Manual of Style guidelines. My knowledge of grammar and style would allow me to step right into editorial work as an Editorial Assistant with your company.

Beyond my editorial experience, I would also bring a rich knowledge of literature. I studied English at NYU, maintaining a 3.8 GPA, and worked at my local bookstore during the summers. At the bookstore, I helped customers discover contemporary works – The Orphan Master’s Son and Swamplandia are two favorites – and organized events for speakers and book signings. Between my studies and work, I immersed myself in the world of fiction and nonfiction. My passion for reading underlies my commitment to this work, and I have the organizational and communication skills, along with the attention to detail, to excel in every aspect of the Editorial Assistant role.

My life has been shaped by the written word, and I would be thrilled to contribute to Coffeehouse Books in the role of Editorial Assistant. I would welcome the opportunity to interview and can be reached anytime at (555) 555-5555 or

Thank you very much for your consideration.


Mary Entel 

Mary Entel”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for editorial internship”

“November 12, 2022

Mr. Albert Smith

Green Dot Publications

683 Gerard Street

Park City, Utah 84060

Dear Mr. Albert Smith,

I’m writing to express my interest in the Editor internship at Green Dot Publications that I saw advertised online. I believe my unique combination of editing experience, writing skills and journalism abilities experience make me an ideal candidate for the job.

Most recently, I worked as an Editorial Assistant for The Utah Times, where I helped senior editors with administrative tasks and edited a variety of content for publication. This experience helped me develop my editing skills, which I believe would be a valuable contribution to Green Dot Publications. During my internships, I gained time management and writing skills. I would love the opportunity to bring these skills to this position with your company.

Combined with my passion and educational experience in journalism, my skills have prepared me to make a valuable contribution to your company. I’m eager to learn more about this opportunity at Green Dot Publications as it continues to acquire new publications and reach new audiences through digital formats. Thank you for your consideration.


Kate Williams”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for an editorial internship

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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