Journalist letter of resignation (5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “journalist resignation letters.”

Samples of journalist resignation letters

When writing a “journalist resignation letter,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving the job and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“August 30, 2019

​Denise Francis


ABC Company

133 Chambers Drive

Oakland, CA 64932

RE: Resignation Notice

Dear Ms. Francis:

This is to inform you that I have accepted a journalist position in another company. Therefore, I would like to offer my resignation effective on September 14th.

I appreciate the professional development and growth from ABC Company, and in particular, from you. Your mentoring support has encouraged me, and I hope that we will continue our relationship as I move forward in my career. If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask me. I can be reached at 505-3128 or

I wish you, and ABC Company continued growth and success in the future.


​Valerie Harper”

Sample 2:

“​August 30, 2019

Carlene Dunbar

120 Southgate Drive

Mill Hill, CA 64921

Phone: 550 – 9934


Teresa Fernandez


XYZ Company

313 Designer Road. 

Mill Hill, CA 64971

RE: resignation on September 14, 2019

Dear Ms. Fernandez:

It is with great regret that I must inform you that in two weeks’ time I am resigning from the position of journalist. I understand that my departure will cause a disruption, and I will do everything in my power to facilitate the smooth transition of duties to my replacement.

My decision to resign is not due to any shortcomings from this company, but to a recent diagnosis of a severe health problem. I was advised by my physician to cease working as soon as possible. With much consideration, I must agree with my doctor’s recommendation, because I cannot function at the typical level that I have no doubt you have come to expect, and focus on my health at the same time. 

While working here, the support and encouragement I have received and the connections I have made, both professional and personal, have been invaluable. I will miss the challenging nature of my work and the enjoyable atmosphere and coworkers. I will always be grateful.


Carlene Dunbar”

Sample 3:

“To: Receiver mail address,

From: Sender mail address,

Subject: Resignation letter.

Dear (name of the recipient),

This letter is to notify you that I am resigning from (Company Name) as a news reporter (Job position). (Date: DD/MM/YY) will be my last day of employment. (Describe in your words).

This wasn’t an easy decision because I am grateful for the rewarding employment I’ve had with (company name). However, after hours of thought process, my decision is now final, and I have accepted the position of an assistant reporter with another company. (Describe actual cause and situation). Your support and guidance have encouraged me, and I hope that we will continue our relationship as I move forward in my career. (Describe somethings about your job experiences).

Kindly feel free to contact me to make this transition process proceed more smoothly. (Cordially describe your greetings and requirements).

Yours respectfully,

(Name of the sender)”

Sample 4:

“Dear (Name of the recipient),

I’m writing this letter to inform you of my resignation from (name of the company) as an executive news reporter (Job position). I’m opening up my broadcasting firm in the city. (Describe in your words). The work and values I learned under your guidance will help in building up my career. I had a great time working with your company and will stay closely connected to you. (Describe somethings about your job experiences).

I will be leaving this job on (date). During the coming week, I will assist you to find and train a replacement for my position. (Describe actual cause and situation). I require your blessings for my new project. Please let me know if there is anything specific that you would like to be done. (Cordially describe your greetings and requirements). I pray for more success to come on your way.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

(Name of the sender)


Sample 5:

“Dear Zee News,

After a year and four months the time has come for me to separate myself from the organisation. I know I should have taken this step earlier; however if I don’t do so even now, I will never be able to forgive myself.

What I am about to say now is not being said in the heat of the moment, or in anger and irritation; it is a well-thought out statement. I am a journalist but I am also the citizen of a country in whose name the poison of blind ‘nationalism’ is being spread. My duty as a citizen as well as my professional obligation both tell me that I must try my best to stop this poison from spreading. I know this is akin to crossing the high seas on a small boat but even then I want to make a beginning. Based on this conviction, I am resigning to register my protest at the role played by Zee News in instigating and spreading the campaign of blind nationalism under the pretext of publicising Kanhaiya’s excess.

Then again, this is not a personal matter – it is equally to do with professional accountability, social responsibility and also love for the country. I have to say with regret that on all three yardsticks, by virtue of being connected to the organisation as a journalist I have failed on several occasions.

Ever since Mr Modi became the prime minister of India, every newsroom in the country more or less has witnessed a communalisation but the conditions in this organisation are far more grim. I am sorry to use such a big sounding word but there is no other word for it. Why is it that every news has to be embellished with a Modi angle with the aim of furthering the pace of the Modi government’s agenda?

So much so that I am assailed by a deep doubt whether we are journalists any more. It seems as though we are the mouthpiece of the government or its hatchet men. Modi is the prime minister of the country, he is my prime minister too; but as a journalist I can only digest so much of Modi worship. My conscience has started rebelling against me. I feel ill.

An agenda behind every news, an attempt to deify the Modi government as great in every news show, an attempt in every debate to ‘shoot’ down all of Modi’s opponents – no lesser word than attack is acceptable to us. What is all this? Sometimes when I pause and think about it I feel as if I have gone mad.

Why have we been forced to become so pathetic, unprincipled and the scum of the earth? After having studied in India’s foremost media institutions, worked in reputed organisations ranging from Aaj Tak, BBC and Deutsche Welle, all I have earned by way of professional recognition is the appellation of ‘Chhee’ (dirty) journalist. Our integrity lies in tatters. Who will take responsibility for that?


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is proper etiquette for resigning?

When resigning, give resignation notice to your employer ahead of time, write a simple resignation letter, and then say goodbye to your colleagues. It’s good resignation etiquette to tell your supervisor you are resigning before you tell your co-workers.

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