I am writing in response to your ad at JournalismJobs.com for an education beat reporter. This position appeals to me greatly.
Since securing a bachelor's degree in journalism, I have spent the last three years developing my skills as a general assignment reporter for the Smaller Town News. I have won two awards from the state newspaper publishers' association and was also honored by the Society of Education Journalists for my investigative reporting that revealed illegal uses of student body funds and led to a complete reworking of how the county school district allows school sites to manage their assets.
I consistently meet or beat deadlines and am well-versed in Associated Press style. I am competitive, yet dedicated to accuracy in my reporting. Editing and photography are also among my skills.
If you are looking for a reporter who is as good at writing as she is at news-gathering, then we should meet. I look forward to hearing from you.
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