So, for some inexplicable reason, a bunch of people I know got working on a hashtag called #mof4NME which was a not-so-serious call to get me behind the wheel of one of the world’s most prestigious music rags. If you didn’t know, the editor - Krissy Murrison - just left to go and write for The Times. So, playing along, I applied with the NME’s owners, IPC, to be the new editor.
Below, is the cover letter I actually sent for the job. Shall we politely say that it isn’t your average cover letter. Hope you enjoy it… and no, I haven’t heard back from them. Probably all the grammatical errors and typos.