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Contributing Writer was asked...18 August 2015

Would you like an internship here

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No, I couldn't get credit through my school.

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What type of feedback do you prefer—written, verbal discussion, hybrid, etc.

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As a writer, I do best with written feedback, and I appreciate the time it takes for an editor to detail what I've done well and what I can do better just as much as I appreciate insight into where I've gone completely offtrack. I prefer editors to be direct and honest so that I can make the updates needed for the current assignment and increase likelihood of future assignments as well. Less

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What magazines do you read and why?

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What do you like to write about, what are your passions?


They asked why I wanted a part time contract job and if I was also searching for a full time job.

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I explained that I was searching for a full time job and would foresee having limited flexibility as far as hours. I initially was not offered the role because they wanted someone with a more flexible schedule, but after their first choice did not work out I was offered the job. Less

Penn State

My availability during the week, and whether or not I would have difficulty attending a late night meeting.

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I answered that it was not a problem.

Huffington Post

Again, I am not one to answer that first hand, but most were asked pretty standard interview questions. It seems much more weighted towards your writing samples that you had priorly submitted. If they felt that they were good or showed potential, my impression was that the actual interview process was fairly cursory.

What past writing experience do you have?


Projects that you did in college

How often do you go out? What is your nightlife like? What can you offer our readers?

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