Talk Show Host Cover Letter

Radio Personality Cover Letter

Radio Personalities host on-air radio programs featuring music, news, and/or topical discussions. Typical work activities include operating soundboards, interviewing guests, corresponding with listeners, collaborating with station staff, managing promotional efforts, and monitoring audience trends and listenership. An outgoing demeanor, an ease in communicating with an array of personalities, and an ability to excel under pressure are essential to success in this position.

Successful cover letters for Radio Personalities often mention the following skills:

  • Program development and leadership
  • Audience communication
  • Up-to-date knowledge of current trends in music and topical discussions
  • Intern/staff mentoring and management
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Sponsor relationship management
  • Quality control/assurance
  • Dead-air management

A sample cover letter for a Radio Personality including similar experience and qualifications follows.

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Dear Ms. Smith:

Upon discovering your need for a new Radio Personality to join your team at KIWJ Toledo, I was eager to submit my resume for your review. As a personable and motivated Radio Personality, Producer, and DJ with 10+ years of experience, I am prepared to significantly contribute to your station’s goals in this role.

My background includes a successful tenure with KMWB Cincinnati where I have co-hosted the morning radio program from 6-10AM for the past eight years. From interviewing guests and playing music to talking listener calls and liaising with sponsors, I excel at performing all facets of station responsibilities while ensuring outstanding audience experiences. With this experience coupled with my outgoing demeanor, my clear speaking voice, and my ability to thrive under pressure, I am prepared to put my expertise and background to work for you at KIWJ.

Highlights of my experience include…

  • Co-hosting the #1 morning radio program in the Cincinnati metropolitan region for the past eight years, reaching a 15K+ member audience and ensuring top-flight quality control for programming.
  • Developing, preparing, and presenting current topics for discussion—encompassing politics, local events, sports, and pop culture—to attract new listeners; conducting on-air interviews and panel discussions.
  • Creating and implementing marketing/promotional strategies and initiatives such as ticket giveaways, station branding collateral, and sponsored community-facing events.
  • Training and mentoring dynamic and productive staff and interns to drive station success.
  • Demonstrating solid time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.

My skills in program and station leadership are extensive and proven, and I am confident my additional strengths will readily translate to your environment at KIWJ. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be appreciated.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

John J. Massey

Sometimes you meet someone at a networking event or other social setting and he or she says, "Send me your resume." That's when you need a good follow-up cover letter to use as an email with your resume attached.

In Paula's case, she had a casual phone conversation with John, the Program Coordinator at an organization that Paula belongs to. Paula was not expecting to discuss a job as TV host, but when John brought up the idea, she jumped on it. With this cover letter and email, she follows through on her promise to send John her resume.

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About This Sample Cover Letter for TV Host

Even though Paula was responding to a casual phone conversation, she knew her cover letter, resume, and other attachments would be used as a formal application for the job. So she wrote a cover email that was both friendly and professional. Then, she copied and pasted the email message into an MS Word document, added the letterhead, inside address, and date to create the standard cover letter format you see below. That standard cover letter is what she attached to the email, along with her resume and the articles she mentions in the letter.

Here's Paula's cover letter attachment.

October 12, 20xx

John Hershy
Program Coordinator
World Sights Productions
123 Santa Clara Rd.
Kentfield, CA 12345

Dear John,

What an exciting adventure you have embarked upon! I definitely would like to host your four-part series. I especially like the idea of doing some field work, interviewing world adventurers who travel alone.

Once we were off the phone, two questions came to mind:

  • Is this going to be a live or pre-recorded show?
  • Will we use an interview or documentary format?

I'm attaching the material I mentioned: my resume and a few issues of my "Travel Tip of the Month." These tips would make excellent segment topics.

John, thanks for thinking of me for the role of host. I will follow up on this note to learn when we can begin work together.

Sincerely yours,

Paula Watson

Attached: resume and three "Travel Tip of the Month" articles

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