Cover Letter for Public Relations
Cover letters for public relations jobs should be drafted keeping in mind the job requirements. Research in the area of job responsibilities is very essential and this would help the candidate draft an effective cover letter keeping their own skills and job experience in mind. The letter should highlight all the possible skills the candidate possesses in relation to the job profile and the responsibilities the candidate would take. This would prove very helpful from the employer’s point of view to select the right candidate for the said job.
Given below are samples of resume cover letter for public relations job. These cover letters can be used as reference by candidates before drafting a cover letter.
Sample Resume Cover Letter
James B. Arreola,
1114 Freedom Lane,
Stockton, CA 95202,
Date: May 1, 2005.
Mr. Edward M. Green,
The Carlson Corporation
3846 Ripple Street,
Maple Rapids, MI 48853.
Dear Mr. Green,
Nancy Jones of Green & Associates Advertising suggested I contact you regarding the possible public relations opening in your firm.
As an editor/writer for Alexandria's city magazine, I have developed my talent and experience as a public relations writer. Because the staff is very small, I have worn a number of hats, including, developing the editorial format and individual story concepts, writing numerous articles, editing copy, laying out the magazine, and supervising production.
Prior to my current position, I was highly involved in the public relations industry, working for Jones & Jones, where I prepared numerous press releases and media guides, as well as managing several major direct mail campaigns.
My high degree of motivation has been recognized by my previous employers who have quickly promoted me to positions of greater responsibility. I was promoted from assistant editor to editor of Alexandria Monthly after only five months.
I am eager to talk with you about the contribution I could make to your firm. I will call you in a week’s time to see if we can find a mutual time and date to discuss the possibility.
Your consideration is greatly appreciated.
James B. Arreola.
Resume Cover Letter Sample
1234, West 67 Street,
Carlisle, MA 01741,
Date: May 1, 2005.
Mr. John Smith,
257, Park Avenue South,
New York, NY 12345-6789.
Dear Mr. Smith,
In response to your advertisement in the City Banner newspaper on April 30, 2005, for the job description of Public Relations Director, I am sending my resume for the said position. After reading the job description, I believe that my work experience has made me a potential candidate for the position you are looking for.
I participated as a volunteer for several not-for-profit organizations, and later made the non-profit industry my career where I have been working for the past four years. Specifically, I worked as the Public Relations Assistant for Tri-City Mental Health Center where I was responsible for writing and editing a monthly newsletter, developing promotional pieces, and publicizing special and fund-raising events. Currently, I am working for Lake Area United Way. This position has strengthened and enhanced my organizational and communication abilities. As a fund raising consultant, I am in constant contact with the public by serving as a liaison between businesses and local agencies, and by representing other non-profit organizations in various workshops and conventions. My resume highlights other attributes which apply to the position of Public Relations Director.
I am very interested in the position that County Chapter of United Giving is offering. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this opportunity and my qualifications in more detail. I may be contacted at (219) 555-0010 or (219) 555-0020.
Resume Cover Letter
Ryan R. Daniels,
4041 Camden Place,
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464,
Date: September 21, 2011.
Mr. Vincent S. Nelson,
4914 Jerry Dove Drive,
Mullins, SC 29574.
Dear Mr. Nelson,
With reference to your advertisement in the Times Magazine dated September 15, 2011, inviting applicants for the post of a Public Relations Officer, I submit my application for the same. Attached is my resume for your perusal.
I have been working as a Public Relations Officer for the past two years for Crimson & Tides. I had been the media spokesperson for the organization which greatly involved maintaining and managing the reputation of clients, ranging from public bodies to voluntary organizations. I understand that your organization requires someone to take the same kind of responsibilities. I would be more than willing to undertake the responsibility and even more.
Some of my work activities include:
- Communicating key messages to clients and endorse products to target audiences.
- Liaising with media, individuals and other organizations to answer inquiries via telephone and emails.
- Writing press releases for targeted media.
- Managing sponsorship opportunities.
- Organizing events such as exhibitions, press conferences, press tours and open days.
- Managing crisis situation from the PR aspect.
I wish to meet you in person to discuss the responsibilities and how effective I would prove to manage them. I possess excellent communication, both oral and written. Apart from this I am very efficient in time management and taking quick decisions. I would call you next week to set up a mutually convenient time for an interview.
In case you have any queries please feel free to call me on the above telephone number at you own convenience. I hope to receive a positive response from your end and hope to meet you soon.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Signature in blue or black ink
Ryan R. Daniels.