I am writing to apply for the position of publishing assistant at Carve Magazine, as advertised recently on SEEK.com.au.
I am a highly organised, enthusiastic and energetic Bachelor of Arts graduate with a Certificate in Professional Editing and Publishing. I have both publishing and administrative experience and am keen to develop my skills further in a dynamic team environment.
My enthusiasm to pursue a career in publishing was first developed when I acted as subeditor for a student-run university publication, Uni Life, while studying at the University of Victoria. I loved the work, developed my editing skills and eye for layout, and gained an understanding of what it takes to produce a publication – and I loved every bit of it.
To complement this publishing experience, I also have strong administrative skills cultivated through my job as an administrative assistant at the University of Victoria, where I studied and started in a part-time role before becoming a full-time employee. This experience has been invaluable in developing my abilities to multi-task and prioritise, communicate with others and be highly organised and efficient in performing administrative tasks.
I believe I would be an ideal fit for the publishing assistant role with Carve. I am an avid skater and regular contributor to the This Skating Life blog (www.thisskatinglife.com.au); I have high level skills in research, writing, editing and communication; I’m comfortable working in a team, to tight deadlines; and I have loads of energy and passion, which I would use to help maintain Carve’s reputation as Australia’s leading skateboarding magazine.
Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.