Frequently asked questions during a journalism job interviewEditorial Team89|0Last Updated:09:00 am, September 15, 2012
Sarwar Borah, a Delhi based journalist, tells us about how to handle interviews.
Introduce yourself-who are you and what do you do. How did you get the job?
I am currently working as a copy editor in The Sunday Standard, a weekly newspaper of The New Indian Express group. This is a desk work. Print media is primarily categorised into reporting and desk. This is a senior middle-level position. I started my career six years ago from The Wedding Affair magazine as an editorial assistant. I got that job through a job portal.
What are three frequently asked questions in interviews?
As a fresher, one would be interested to know if you have previously written any articles. Remember you can start writing from your student days. They would want to know your interest areas, like lifestyle, politics, sports, business, real estate to name a few. They would give you a test to check your command over English.
What tips would you give someone appearing for an interview?
Journalism needs passion, follow your area of interest, be open to learning. Always remember that your command over the language should keep evolving.
Sarwar Borah has around six years experience in journalism. He started my career from lifestyle journalism then moved to online writing, followed by a stint in an international newspaper and currently working with a leading national daily.
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