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1341 Summit Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 44242
October 12, 20XX
Steven Burkell, News Director
WRPM Radio
4675 LaRusch Lane
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
Dear Mr. Burkell:
Enclosed is a resume in application for your News Director position at WRPM. As a current Reporter and Assistant News Director
who has spent 14 years in the business, I have the skill, the knowledge, and most importantly, the dedication and commitment listeners
have come to expect from your station. Let me highlight a few of the areas where I believe I am exceptionally qualified to fulfill the
requirements of your position:
• Four-year degree in journalism • Earned Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a Broadcast News
concentration from Kent State University
Ten years experience in a top-40 market
• Reported at WBNS in Columbus since 2004
• Spent three years previously working in Indianapolis as an award-winning
journalist (Market #40)
• Editorial planning and scheduling • Suggested story ideas during meetings with anchors and managers
• Coordinated live programming of breaking news events for WBNS
• Created schedules for reporters and anchors
• Volunteered to be liaison to WBNS programming and operational staffs
• Reporting and anchoring • Wrote and anchored 25 daily newscasts for Clear Channel Columbus
• Hosted weekly public affairs show in Indianapolis
• Produced and hosted election coverage in Indianapolis and Columbus
• Anchored wall-to-wall coverage of the firing of Ohio State Head
Football Coach Jim Tressel in 2011
• Administration of personnel and budgets • Involved with interviewing and hiring approximately 15 staff at WBNS
• Supported News Directors in managing budgets; never went over budget
• Community Relations and Support • Served as Public Affairs Director in Indianapolis
• Welcomed community organizations to submit events for staff to cover
• Hosted dozens of live broadcasts from festivals to special events
WRPM owns some of the most-legendary call letters in the business. It has been a dream of mine to join your staff since I began my
professional journey. My experience and background will be a perfect fit to continue your commitment to excellence. I look forward
to speaking with you in the near future about joining your team. Thank you for your consideration.
Theresa Jones
Theresa S. Jones
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