There are some things editors are tired of hearing.
Like that a staff writing candidate “can research and write articles in a timely manner.”
They already assume you can do this. Otherwise, why would you be applying for a writing job?
You’re not “wrong” to mention it. But you kind of don’t need to.
As a former editor and someone who works under several daily, I know what they expect — not just in day-to-day communications as part of a job or project, but from the moment you first reach out to them in a pitch email or cover letter. You have to demonstrate you’re skilled from the very beginning — not just in the way you write, but in the way you operate as a writer.
Allow me to share my wisdom with you. Because I want you to be able to write the things you want to write…
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