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How would you define success as an editor?
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  1. How would you define success as an editor?
  2. Describe the ideal supervisor that you want want to work for?
  3. What do you know about our company, and why would you want to work for us?
  4. Tell us about your ability to multitask in this position.
  5. What are your career goals?
  6. What made you choose to become an editor?
  7. What books/magazines/newspapers do you enjoy reading?
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. There are two projects with the same deadline. One client is easygoing while the other constantly calls to ask when we will be done. Which project do you make your top priority?
  11. Tell us about your training and experience in reading large amounts of information and gleaning the main idea?
  12. In your view, what is the role of an editor?
  13. How has your education helped you prepare for this position?
  14. Tell us about an editing project that has brought you a lot of satisfaction.
  15. What would the ideal editing job be for you?
  16. What are your long-term goals or plans?
  17. How do you maintain interest in the routine or even mundane parts of editing, such as source checking, proofreading, and indexing?
  18. We have several candidates with similar qualifications. Tell us some reasons why we should hire you?
  19. Have you ever had a performance appraisal before? What good things did the evaluation say? What goals were set for improvement?
  20. What is your working styleómore independent or collaborative?
  21. What personal weakness has caused you the greatest difficulty in school or at work?
  22. Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?
  23. What was your greatest accomplishment as an Editor?
  24. What was your biggest disappointment as an Editor?
  25. What have your achievements been to date?
  26. What do you know about our organization?
  27. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
  28. What was your biggest failure?
  29. What was the last book you read for fun?
  30. What motivates you as an Editor?
  31. What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
  32. How quickly do you make decisions? Give me an example.
  33. What have you done in past situations to contribute toward a teamwork environment?
  34. Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.
  35. What have you done to further your own professional development in the past 5 years?
  36. Tell me an example of a situation where you had difficulties with a team member.
  37. Tell me about a time when you influenced the outcome of a project by taking a leadership role.
  38. What makes you passionate about being an Editor?
  39. How would you handle sensitive writers who question every edit you make?
  40. How would you handle a freelance writer who handed in subpar work?
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40 Editor Interview Questions
1.
How would you define success as an editor?
2.
Describe the ideal supervisor that you want want to work for?
3.
What do you know about our company, and why would you want to work for us?
4.
Tell us about your ability to multitask in this position.
5.
What are your career goals?
6.
What made you choose to become an editor?
7.
What books/magazines/newspapers do you enjoy reading?
8.
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?
9.
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?
10.
There are two projects with the same deadline. One client is easygoing while the other constantly calls to ask when we will be done. Which project do you make your top priority?
11.
Tell us about your training and experience in reading large amounts of information and gleaning the main idea?
12.
In your view, what is the role of an editor?
13.
How has your education helped you prepare for this position?
14.
Tell us about an editing project that has brought you a lot of satisfaction.
15.
What would the ideal editing job be for you?
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