Editor Interview Questions
What books/magazines/newspapers do you enjoy reading?
Do you read any blogs on writing and editing? Which ones? What do you like about these?
How would you handle sensitive writers who question every edit you make?
Give an example of a time when you had to edit or write a piece under a strict deadline. How did you ensure that you met the deadline?
How would you handle a freelance writer who handed in subpar work?
If you have a 300-page document that's a rush job and you must edit it by the end of the day, how would you approach the task?
There are two projects with the same deadline. One client is easygoing while the other constantly calls to ask when we will be done. Which project do you make your top priority?
What is your familiarity with InDesign and Quark? Are you familiar with any other page layout software?
What is your favorite style guide? Why?
What experience do you have with web publishing? With which content management systems are you familiar?
General Job Interview Questions
In addition to job specific interview questions, you will also be asked more general questions about your employment history, education, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, goals and plans. Here's a list of the most common interview questions and examples of answers.