Editor Interview Questions 

An editor has a range of benefits- from overlooking the content writing team to the designing team, photography department to the journalists (in case you are a publishing house). They need to have strong writing, reviewing, and team-management skills if they are leading a team. Find your need first and evaluate the candidate’s potential to fit into it based on their skills and previous experience. You might also look at senior writers who want to grow. Ensure you go through their sample work before going ahead with the interview.

The below questions will help you screen candidates better.  

  • Why do you want to work for us? 
  • What according to you are the qualities a editor should possess? 
  • How do you define yourself? 
  • How do you think the company will be affected positively by hiring you? 
  • What do you think are the major challenges of this job? 
  • How do you think your past experience has helped you for your present role? 
  • How do you prioritize work? 
  • What do you think are your prime duties? 
  • What is the first thing you’ll focus on if you’re hired? 
  • What is your management style? 
  • What is your leadership style? 
  • Do you consider yourself a team player? 
  • What do you know about SEO? 
  • How do you ensure your team completes the work on time?  
  • Which style guides do you prefer? Why? 
  • Which topics would you want to cover in the next 3 months if hired? 
  • Explain your fact-checking process. 
  • How often do you give feedback to writers?  
  • What do you read during your free time? 
  • Which social media platforms increase content reach? 
  • Which publishing software are you familiar with? 
  • Tell us about your most favourite story. 
  • Reviewing, editing, and proofreading are considered to be mundane tasks. What are your thoughts about it? 
  • What is vital to develop a good team? 
  • What would you change if given the chance today? 
  • What was the most difficult task/decision you had to take at your previous company? 
  • What is your biggest failure? 
  • How do you deal with conflicts in team? 
  • Tell us about a time when you felt fulfilled with your job? 
  • Defend the remuneration package that you want.