Dear Hiring Manager,
I am writing to apply for the Reporter position at ABC News. As a motivated and experienced journalist, I believe I am uniquely qualified for the role and would be an asset to your team.
My experience in investigative journalism has prepared me well for this role. I have worked as a freelance journalist for the past five years, covering a variety of topics including health care, politics and international affairs. During this time, I honed my research skills to uncover stories in unlikely places and gained extensive experience writing long-form journalism pieces.
Additionally, I have excellent communication skills both in person and in writing. I am comfortable engaging with contacts of all levels, from local politicians to business executives. My experience has also enabled me to develop a confident yet sensitive approach when interviewing people for stories.
I am confident that I could make an immediate contribution to ABC News as your Reporter. Please find attached my resume outlining my qualifications and experience in detail. I look forward to discussing this exciting opportunity further.
Thank you for your time and consideration.