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Would you rather write a story that laid down the facts, or one that entertained an audience?

1 of 30 Journalist Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on January 27th, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer is looking for a better idea on the type of writing, research, and journalism work you like to do. Perhaps you want to write factual, unbiased pieces related to current events. Or, maybe you prefer to write about the entertainment industry, pop culture, or other lighthearted pieces where you can better incorporate your personality.

Whichever style of writing you prefer, be sure to show the interviewer that you have enthusiasm for your work. Avoid pigeonholing yourself into just one type of writing by mentioning that your writing style is flexible and diverse.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I love a good investigative story that lays out facts, timeline, and stirs up a bit of mystery. With that said, I do love to entertain and am skilled when it comes to writing interest pieces based on the entertainment industry. My writing style is diverse, and my interests include a broad range of topics."

Answer example

"I love entertainment writing, and will always lean towards stories that incorporate humor and personality. People most often remember a story that makes them laugh, and these pieces are more likely to be shared on social media. With that said, I will readily write unbiased and factual stories related to the news, politics, the environment, and social issues."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Published: 01/27/2019
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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