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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at itv


production assistant

Dear Sarah,

I am writing in response to your advert in The Guardian (June 15th) requesting applicants for a Television Production Assistant on sports programmes. As a recent 2:1 Comparative Literary Studies and Film graduate with a strong desire to work in television production, and a good knowledge of sport and its media representation, I believe I am a good candidate for the position.

You will see from my enclosed CV that I have gained a wide variety of both transferable and specific skills, which relate to working in media:

  • Television experience: my work experience placement as a Runner on Granada TV's CrimeStopper gave me invaluable insight into the television process; with hands on experience of location shooting, studio filming, office work and general Runner duties. My time at Crimestoppers required me to work with policemen, film crews, actors and victims of severe crimes. Clear, concise and often very sensitive communicational skills were required.
  • Interest in the Media: My enjoyment and critical interest in the media (television, film, journalism, music, radio and new media) increased markedly throughout my degree, and has continued to grow since then.
  • Computer skills: During University I expanded my knowledge and confidence of Microsoft programs such as Internet Explorer, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook Express. I actively enjoy researching on the Internet, and have a basic understanding of HTML and Visual Basic. My keyboard speed and accuracy has been increased by my recent database and in-house systems work at BT and Cornhill Insurance.

I am available to start work immediately and I very much look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours sincerely

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