If you are applying for any job, and even more so for a position in journalism, it goes without saying that you should make sure there are no spelling mistakes on your CV and that you make an effort to address your cover letter to the hiring manager.
But what else can you do to make sure your application stands out among hundreds of emails? Roy LeBlanc, assistant metro editor at the Tampa Bay Times, has written a post outlining 10 tips for journalists looking for a new job or internship.
He advises submitting the specified number of clips – not more or less –, avoiding adding "bells and whistles" such as fancy fonts to your CV, and making sure that your cover letter "tells your story, not your work history".
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