In the Internet era, the power of radio shows as a mass medium gradually declines. Satellite shows rule the airwaves nowadays, and mass media is diverse that makes radio a sort of ancient way of getting information and a means of relaxation to most people.
But there are still people devoted in listening to radio; not just people who live in far flung areas that don’t have Internet connection and have access to other forms of mixed media. Perhaps because there is some kind of romance in listening to radio, and it makes a person imagine more because it’s only the voice of the disk jockey that they’re hearing. So if you want to become a disc jockey, or a radio news anchor, then make your cover letter unique so the program director will notice you instantly. Below are several tips so your cover letter for radio jobs stands out.
- Check out the name of the program director might read your cover letter. You could get the name of the program director in radio or even magazine advertisements. Most radio stations have websites nowadays so it’s easy to get contact information. You might get the contact information on the contact tab or on the “On the air” tab in the radio station’s website. You can also call and inquire at the radio station and ask. Keep in mind that it’s important that you address your letter to the right person because it also shows that you are passionate in getting the job.
- List your job related experience in a separate paper. It is important that you have a guide to follow in constructing your cover letter.
- Indicate the position you’re applying for, and from where you got the job hiring information in the first paragraph of your letter. Then, state your experience. Ensure that you refer the job ad in your cover letter. Your cover letter must reflect on the needed qualifications of the applicant in the job ad post, and you must emphasize those credentials. You probably need to highlight your production experiences and your skills in particular programs or software like Cool Edit Pro or AVAir. Specify your past radio related projects in your cover letter as well. Indicate anything that will make your future employer notice you.
- Read your cover letter aloud and observe if it makes sense. Have someone to read your letter and ask him to evaluate it so it’s easier to revise it if needed. Ensure that all your experience is indicated in your letter. Have a feel if your letter is too long for it may bore your probable employer. Remember that there may be lots of CVs on his desk so your cover letter needs to stand out. Check out your grammar twice. Make sure that your sentences are concise and tight. Also, don’t brag too much, and don’t stay out of the topic, remember you haven’t proved yourself yet.
- End your cover letter stating that your probable employer can contact you freely. Ensure that your mobile number is included so he can easily schedule your interview. You can also indicate websites and chat accounts so he can easily contact you. Probably, you may also need to add “Enclosure” because most radio company needs an aircheck alongside the cover letter. Print your cover letter and sign it.
It’s better to follow-up your application after a week to ensure that the radio company received it. It will also show that you are really interested in the job position.