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Newspaper Columnist Interview Questions

27 Questions and Answers by
Christina Erne is a meteorologist and a journalist at News 10 ABC in Albany, NY.

Question 1 of 27

What do you like to write about?

Newspaper Columnist Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    What do you like to write about?

  2. 2.

    Why is this job right for you at this time?

  3. 3.

    How do you work under stress?

  4. 4.

    What do you hope to gain in this job?

  5. 5.

    What will your work add to our publication?

  6. 6.

    What do you believe is your role in the community as a columnist?

  7. 7.

    What is your experience with social media?

  8. 8.

    How do you plan on getting readers to read your column each week?

  9. 9.

    How do you describe your writing style?

  10. 10.

    What are your salary expectations?

  11. 11.

    What makes your writing unique?

  12. 12.

    How do you combat negative feedback from viewers?

  13. 13.

    What are your benefits expectations?

  14. 14.

    Why do you want to become a columnist?

  15. 15.

    Why do you believe you are a good fit for the job?

  16. 16.

    Why do you want to write for this newspaper?

  17. 17.

    Why do you want to live in this city/state/community?

  18. 18.

    What do you consider your specialty topic to write about?

  19. 19.

    What credentials do you have to make people trust you?

  20. 20.

    Where do you see yourself five years from now?

  21. 21.

    What is your ultimate career goal?

  22. 22.

    How do you stay up to date with the latest world news?

  23. 23.

    How do you work with an editing team?

  24. 24.

    Do you prefer working in an office or at home?

  25. 25.

    Are you looking for a part time or full time job?

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    If you could start your career over, what would you do and why?

  27. 27.

    What is your experience with pagination?