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Public Relations Interview Questions

Ryan Brown
    Job Interviews Careers Marketing Public Relations

40 Public Relations
Interview Questions

  1. Why do companies need public relations?

  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  3. What are your career goals?

  4. What do you know about our company?

  5. How would you deal with a PR crisis?

  6. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  7. What was your most successful PR campaign?

  8. What campaigns have you ran in the past?

  9. Tell me about a social media campaign you have worked on.

  10. How would you go about finding relevant contacts and sources?

  11. Can you multi-task?

  12. How would your former employer describe you?

  13. Do you prefer working for an in-house pr department or a pr agency?

  14. If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our company?

  15. What was your most challenging PR campaign?

  16. Why did you decide a career in public relations?

  17. How do you prioritize your work?

  18. How do you stay organized?

  19. How would you contact and communicate with a reporter?

  20. What are your favorite social media platforms?

  21. How would you put together a pitch?

  22. Why did you apply to our company?

  23. What kind of opportunity are you looking for?

  24. What qualities make a good public relations employee?

  25. Have you even been misunderstood professionally or personally?

  26. What skills have you acquired that would help you communicate a clientís message?

  27. What are a few of your most important steps in creating a successful campaign?

  28. What do you know about our company?

  29. Why are you the best candidate for us?

  30. What is your greatest strength?

  31. What does public relations mean to you?

  32. What media outlets do you follow on a regular basis? Why those ones?

  33. How can you use social media to reach and impress traditional media?

    Community Answers

    • "We live in the digital age where social media can either leverage your company‚Äôs brand or break it. Social media goes hand-in-hand with traditional media like print, television, and radio."
  34. Tell me about yourself.

  35. What writing experience do you have?

  36. How are your communication skills?

  37. Are you efficient with your time?

  38. How do you handle stressful situations?

  39. Do you work well under pressure?

  40. Do you manage your time well?