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Multimedia Journalist Interview

30 Questions and Answers Written by Christina Erne

Updated on August 30th, 2018
Question 1 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
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How to Answer
The candidate should pose a realistic idea of what they hope to receive for a salary. Typically, multimedia journalists make between $20,000-$40,000 depending on the television market size located within the city at which the job is located. The more viewers the station or website receives, the more the multimedia journalist can expect to be paid. Therefore, the candidate should answer with a range of salaries based on their previous salary and what they expect to make in the new location.

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Question 2 of 30
How does this position fit into your career goals?
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This is a chance for the candidate to talk about how this job will fit in their dreams, instead of taking any job offer that comes along. The candidate must prove that this job is one that they will treasure, and will prove themselves to be exceptional at. They must demonstrate that they see themselves working as a multimedia journalist or another related job for the foreseeable future, and that this job will help them achieve a life goal.

Question 3 of 30
How do you plan to come up with fresh story ideas?
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Finding good quality stories daily or weekly is crucial to being a multimedia journalist. The candidate should be able to provide examples of how they uncover stories in the community where the station or company is. Fresh ideas of how to find stories will indicate that the candidate will be constantly providing fresh content for the television station or website.

Question 4 of 30
How well do you work with a team?
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The candidate should discuss how they work with others, including those who will be editing and critiquing their work, and assigning them daily tasks. The candidate should demonstrate that they are willing to do any job and cover any story they are given, and are willing to help others in the office succeed by doing what they are assigned and finishing on time.

Question 5 of 30
What is your least favorite part of being a multimedia journalist?
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A good response conveys to the hiring manager that the candidate does not enjoy covering a certain topic, or does not enjoy a particular part of the job, but ultimately can overcome it. The candidate should always be positive about how they hope to improve, or how they could learn to love it if they had to do it. While the response should always end positively, it is a good response to let the hiring manager know what the candidate struggles with most, so they can ultimately decide if this particular job is a good fit for them.

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Author of Multimedia Journalist Answers and Questions

Christina Erne
Christina Erne is a meteorologist and a journalist at News 10 ABC in Albany, NY. Beginning her career as a reporter, she worked her way up the ranks of local television, learning the ins and outs of all possible jobs in the field, from technical support, to weather staff.
First written on: 04/11/2017
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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