Media Runner Cover Letter

Sample cover letter for Full Time position at E! Entertainment


Production Assistant

May 11, 2015

Dear Hiring Manager,

My name is XXX, and I am writing in response to your job posting on the company website seeking a Production Assistant for E! News. After learning about this opportunity, I would be honored to apply my knowledge and skills to the position.

I am currently finishing up my last semester at XXX with a degree in Film, Honors. My education has provided me with knowledge of not only production and business, but the entertainment industry as a whole. I have an absolute infatuation with entertainment news and honestly believe that it has a substantial effect in our society, and I would love to be a part of that process. I have produced three senior thesis films this year and that experience alone has definitely trained me to work in a more professional setting.

My resume is attached for your review. You will find that in my experience at university, working at XXX as a XXX, and the Law Office of XXX as a creative intern, I have a diverse set of skills that would be of great service to this position.

If you would like to discuss the details of my application I am available via telephone or e-mail at XXX and XXX

Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.



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Runner Cover Letter

Runners are used by Producers and other production staff to complete a variety of tasks related to the production of film or television shows. Their work environment varies from office to production set, and the tasks vary accordingly. Work activities include answering telephones and documenting messages intended for the Producer, coordinating production schedules with all parties involved, arranging travel for actors and production crew, booking set locations, recruiting extras, controlling pedestrian crowds and distributing scripts and other production documents to actors and crew.

Typical Runner cover letters showcase the following skills and abilities.

  • Willingness to learn
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to multitask
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • IT acumen
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Project management skills

The sample Runner cover letter below highlights some of these skills and abilities.

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Dear Mr. Pelley,

I have recently come across your need for a Runner, and I am writing you to submit my resume for your review. As a Runner with three years of experience working with Sunrise Productions, I think my firm understanding of the production industry makes me a good fit for your organization.

My professional experience includes performing clerical tasks such as answering phones, booking film locations and scheduling travel for production crews and actors. It also includes performing project management tasks, such as completing the necessary tasks to ensure sessions are completed on time and on budget. I think this experience would make me an excellent fit for Horizon Productions.

The following is a list of my most relevant accomplishments and qualifications:

  • Coordinated travel for actors and production crew for various film projects
  • Created and implemented social media strategy for recruiting extras
  • Learned how to use CRM software to document phone messages for Producer through on-the-job training
  • Helped Producer distribute scripts and production updates to actors and crew on a regular basis

I am sure many candidates have these same accomplishments. What sets me apart is my ability to motivate myself and my desire to learn anything I don’t already know about what it takes to be a great Runner. If you would like to learn more about me, then I would love to come in for an interview. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your consideration.


Emma D. Gittens

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