Writer Interview Questions

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

Question 1 of 30

What will you accomplish in the first 90 days of working here?

Writer Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    What will you accomplish in the first 90 days of working here?

  2. 2.

    Have you won any writers awards?

  3. 3.

    What are the most important things to know about a project before you start writing?

  4. 4.

    Which content management systems are you most familiar with?

  5. 5.

    What three words would you use to describe yourself?

  6. 6.

    What excites you the most about a being a professional writer?

  7. 7.

    How would you alter your writing style to suit our different reader demographics?

  8. 8.

    In a landscape where most content is ignored, how do you ensure your content gets well-deserved attention?

  9. 9.

    What is your proofreading strategy?

  10. 10.

    Are you familiar with sales copy and writing pitches? If so, what are the most important factors in writing an effective pitch?

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    Can you give me an example of a time you disagreed with a boss or a client about a writing assignment and how you handled the situation?

  12. 12.

    The cost of conversions continues to rise for companies, no matter the industry. How does your work improve conversions and ROI for each client?

  13. 13.

    What is your framework for delivering work that doesn't feel forced, and speaks effortlessly to your target audience?

  14. 14.

    How will you get to know our market, ensuring your copy targets the right audience with the greatest impact?

  15. 15.

    In your opinion, what is the top cardinal sin in content marketing?

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    When do you find it most appropriate to use each of the two main style guides?

  17. 17.

    When have you failed to properly proofread a document that resulted in a loss or embarrassment with your company? What have you learned since making that mistake?

  18. 18.

    Which writer has had the greatest influence on you, and why?

  19. 19.

    Why do you want a career as a writer?

  20. 20.

    Which style guides are you most familiar with?

  21. 21.

    What do you do when your schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?

  22. 22.

    How do you decipher a credible source from a non-credible source?

  23. 23.

    What makes great content, and how do you know if it is performing well?

  24. 24.

    Are you willing work holidays and weekends, to meet important publication deadlines?

  25. 25.

    What do you know about our organization?

  26. 26.

    What has been your greatest accomplishment as a writer?

  27. 27.

    Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it.

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    How do you handle the stress and pressure of tight deadlines?

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    As a writer, what is your greatest weakness?

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    As a writer, what is your greatest strength?