News Director Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your News Director interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Why do you want to become a news director?

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List of 30 News Director Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Why do you want to become a news director?

  2. 2.

    How do you plan to allocate spare money for the quarter?

  3. 3.

    What is your experience working with a sales department?

  4. 4.

    What are your ethical practices?

  5. 5.

    What is your experience with firing an employee?

  6. 6.

    What incentives do you give your employees to produce good work?

  7. 7.

    In what ways do you voice your opinion on story ideas to the newsroom?

  8. 8.

    How do you balance time between news, sales, and marketing departments?

  9. 9.

    Why did you decide to get into the news industry?

  10. 10.

    Why is this city/state/community a good fit for you?

  11. 11.

    How does this position fit into your career plans?

  12. 12.

    What is your favorite type of story?

  13. 13.

    What experience do you have writing and editing story scripts?

  14. 14.

    How would you describe yourself as a manager?

  15. 15.

    Why is this job right for you at this time?

  16. 16.

    How will you elevate our company?

  17. 17.

    How do you plan to improve our viewership and ratings?

  18. 18.

    What qualities do you look for in reporters?

  19. 19.

    What qualities do you look for in hiring new producers?

  20. 20.

    What other experience do you have working in news or management?

  21. 21.

    What are your salary expectations?

  22. 22.

    Where do you see yourself five years from now?

  23. 23.

    By this time in your career, you should have advanced further, what has slowed down your career progression?

  24. 24.

    How well do you work under stress?

  25. 25.

    How do you decide which stories are the most important to cover for the day?

  26. 26.

    What influenced you to become a manager?

  27. 27.

    What are your career aspirations beyond this point?

  28. 28.

    What unique skills can you offer to our news department?

  29. 29.

    What is your experience managing finances for a department?

  30. 30.

    How do you find qualified candidates for news positions to hire?