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27 Questions and Answers Written by Christina Erne

Updated on August 30th, 2018 |
Question 1 of 27
What are your salary expectations?
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A photojournalist makes a wide range of salaries, based on prior experience, position, and location. A starting photojournalist makes between $30,000-$40,000, but photojournalists can expect to be paid more after more years of experience, higher markets, and more populated locations. The candidate should discuss their desired range of salaries and come to an agreement with the interviewer.

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Question 2 of 27
Do you prefer a boss who is hands-on or gives you space to work?
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The candidate should discuss how they like to work and how they may work with each type of manager - one who likes to give lots of feedback throughout the process, and one who likes to step back and have the photojournalist do the work. The candidate should discuss their experience with both types of bosses and how they would be able to ultimately work with either one of them during the job.

Question 3 of 27
How do you work under minimal supervision?
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While photojournalists do have editors, managers, and producers helping them put together a story, they often work alone for most of it. They often find stories for his or herself, put together the interviews, video, and then create the final product before it is checked over for errors before it is submitted. The hiring manager is looking for someone who works well on their own and does not require much help throughout the process. The candidate should discuss how they work on any given day if they are left unattended throughout an entire story.

Question 4 of 27
How do you work under pressure?
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Photojournalists often have only a short time to produce their work, or are given a specific deadline they must meet for the project. The candidate should describe their experience working under tight deadlines and time constraints and how they produce the highest quality work under this pressure.

Question 5 of 27
How do you stay up to date on the latest journalism news?
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The candidate should discuss how they plan to stay up to date with all of the workings behind the scenes in the world of photojournalism. This includes all of the most recent stories in journalism, specific techniques that may be new in the field, and new and updated equipment in the field of photography. This gives the interviewer the idea that the candidate cares about the future of the field and hopes to grow with it.

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Author of Photojournalist 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: 05/09/2017
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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