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PO Box 8888
Pilberry NSW 2000
Dear Ms Flemming
Re: Online Editor, PoliticsRound.com
Thank you for the opportunity to apply for the position of Online Editor at PoliticsRound.com as advertised on Seek on February 23.
I am an enthusiastic, focused and organised editor and writer specialising in online media. I have worked on some of the most innovative independent media projects to come out of Australia in the past few years, where I have researched, written and edited on topics including Australian and international politics, the arts, new media and popular culture.
As the Editor of Talk Online, I manage a team of 36 reporters, editors, photographers and designers from around the country on a political blog that has gained a strong national readership. I have a strong background commissioning content from some of Australia's leading writers, and preparing written and visual content to daily deadlines.
My writing is published regularly in top Australian publications and websites, including the Courier Pigeon, The Pilberry Morning Herald, The bi-Monthly, Pen Club, Cleopatra, Saturday Magazine, yourcall.com and others.
I have attached my resume and examples of my published work for your perusal. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this exciting opportunity further.