Journalist with eCommerce Experience
Dear Mr. Lukauskas,
Where else can you find a former journalist with national experience who also has experience in eCommerce?
For the past five years, Iâ€™ve run an online party supply business, dealing mainly in consumables such as paper straws, baking liners and party favor bags. Over these past five years, Iâ€™ve written thousands of product profiles for my own (now defunct) domain, Etsy, and Amazon.com.
My name is Rachel Mosteller, and I am applying for the technical writer position with Crowd Control Direct Inc. Besides my five years in e-commerce, I also have eight yearsâ€™ experience in journalism. Prior to opening my own business, I wrote for a variety of national publications, including The New York Times and USA Today.
My background in e-commerce has made me extremely detail-oriented and organized. When dealing with large amounts of inventory (not to mention taxes and paperwork), Iâ€™ve found it is very important to have systems set in place to keep things running smoothly. Iâ€™ve also learned the importance of having all the pertinent info in each listing. I understand that many people will not ask a question, but just move on when they canâ€™t find the answer in a short period of time.
As a journalist, I spoke with new people all the time. It was my job to make them feel comfortable as I asked them questions for my stories. My experience with tight deadlines also helped me with time management skills. I enjoy meeting and working with new people and am happiest when Iâ€™m helping others.
I feel my combination of journalist and online business owner makes me a strong candidate for the technical writer position. I would love the chance to speak with you more about this opportunity. Please do let me know if I can answer any questions you might have about my background experience.
I thank you in advance, and look forward to hearing from you soon.