Editor Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Editor interview, here are 39 interview questions and answer examples.

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What do you know about our company, and why would you want to work for us?

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List of 39 Editor Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What do you know about our company, and why would you want to work for us?

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    How would you define success as an Editor?

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    What made you choose to become an Editor?

  4. 4.

    Tell me an example of a situation where you had difficulties with a team member.

  5. 5.

    What personal weakness has caused you the greatest difficulty in school or at work?

  6. 6.

    What have your achievements been to date?

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    What have you done in past situations to contribute toward a teamwork environment?

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    What was your greatest accomplishment as an Editor?

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    What motivates you as an Editor?

  10. 10.

    What makes you passionate about being an Editor?

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    What are your career goals?

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    How do you stay motivated with repetitive tasks like proofreading, fact-checking or source-checking?

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    What was your biggest failure?

  14. 14.

    How would you describe your leadership style?

  15. 15.

    How would you handle a freelance writer who handed in subpar work?

  16. 16.

    Tell me how you handled a difficult situation at your last position?

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    What was your biggest disappointment as an Editor?

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    What do you know about our organization?

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    Imagine that the author of an article did not like your edits, and argued with you. What would you do?

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    What was the last book you read for fun?

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    How do you make decisions? Give an example.

  22. 22.

    Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.

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    What have you done to further your own professional development in the past 5 years?

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    How would you handle sensitive writers who question every edit you make?

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    Tell us about your training and experience in reading large amounts of information and gleaning the main idea?

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    Tell us about your ability to multitask in this position.

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    Describe the ideal supervisor that you want want to work for?

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    What books/magazines/newspapers do you enjoy reading?

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    Give an example of a time when you had to edit or write a piece under a strict deadline. How did you ensure that you met the deadline?

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    If you have a 300-page document that's a rush job and you must edit it by the end of the day, how would you approach the task?

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    In your view, what is the role of an Editor?

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    How has your education helped you prepare for this position?

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    Tell us about an editing project that has brought you a lot of satisfaction.

  34. 34.

    What would the ideal editing job be for you?

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    What are your long-term goals or plans?

  36. 36.

    Describe your editing process

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    We have several candidates with similar qualifications. Tell us some reasons why we should hire you?

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    What are your interests outside of work?

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    What is your working style - more independent or collaborative?