Gannett Interview Questions

Updated Jun 24, 2015
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    Journalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Gannett.

    Interview

    Went through multiple people including the top editors. Fairly standard process. Was given a few test assignments and had to explain what I would do to complete them. Writing test, copy editing etc.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you cover this current news event (the drought, the shooting in charleston)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I accepted their initial salary offer.

  2.  

    Campaign Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Gannett in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and heard from a corporate recruiter a week later. We set up a phone interview for the following day and then afterwards we set up an in person interview which was the following week. That interview consisted of me and two managers, after that interview i met immediately with the head manager. Was given an offer the following business day.

    Interview Questions

    • What would your last employer say is your biggest weakness or area of improvement?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Gannett (Phoenix, AZ) in March 2015.

    Interview

    First was a phone screen. I was asked specific finance related questions about journal entries, variance analysis and pivot tables. Then a 1:1 interview where the company met me and personal things were asked and shared to get to know me as a person. Then the third and final interview was a general phone interview with someone out of state who was higher up in the company. The entire hiring process went great.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain what variance analysis is.   1 Answer
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Gannett (Indianapolis, IN) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Was an excellent hiring fair. There were three separate interviews over the course of about two hours. Food and drinks were provided. The staff were friendly and continually asked us if we had any questions for them or about the company. Overall, it was an excellent interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Several questions on all facets of sales and experience   Answer Question
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Gannett in February 2015.

    Interview

    This position is for account executive for retail accounts. I applied online and was contacted by a recruiter about the role. The recruiter asked questions about B2B sales and experiences using questions relating to the role set expectations on salary and day-to-day overview. The recruiter later sets up an in-person interview with hiring manager. The hiring manager asked questions about sales competencies and previous experiences. I interviewed with HR manager that same day. A week later I was asked to meet with the sales manager who asked S.T.A.R related questions about previous sales examples. I was later asked to complete an assessment and 1 day later provided references. I was called by sales manager 3 days later with an initial verbal offer. I accepted 2 days later and received offer letter the next week pending background check and drug screening.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your greatest sale you made?   1 Answer
  7.  

    Associate Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Gannett (Tampa, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Very Intensive for such an entry-level position. Pretty in-depth phone interview with executive producer, followed by in-person interview with News Director and writing test the next day. Interviewers didn't necessarily ask tough questions, but they were very thorough. Make sure you have a lot of questions as that seemed to work well for me.

    Interview Questions

    • What would your former anchors say about you?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Full Stack Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Gannett (McLean, VA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Went through a process of several phone calls, the final being part technical screening, part interview with managers. The technical interview was conducting before a panel of developers at gannett as well as in the presence of the hiring managers. Different members of the team took turns coming up with questions and brain teasers for me to answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions included brainteasers such as:

      1) You have 2 eggs and a building with 100 stories, what is the most efficient way to determine the highest floor you can drop an egg from?

      2) There are 10 soldiers on one side of a river & 2 boys in a small boat on the river. The boat can hold 2 boys, or one soldier- how can all the soldiers be transported across the river?

      3) 2 trains are travelling, determine all the possible questions needed to know when they will pass each other fully?

      4) how can you determine the angle between the minute hand and hour hand of a watch?

      Followed by technical questions drawing on knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript. This included questions about writing algorithms to reverse strings, perform searches, etc. Basic algorithm questions really.
       
      1 Answer
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    Newspaper Carrier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Gannett.

    Interview

    If you can read, write, breathe and drive a vehicle most likely you will get hired. This job has no room for improvement. You will go no where with this job. As a matter of fact you do not even get raises. You may even wind up with a pay cut since contract negotiations for pay are mandatory at least once a year. If you miss a customer's paper and it is reported to the company and you get charged a fee. Often that fee will cost you a year's worth of profit from that one customer since the average profit is less than .05 per customer per paper delivered. There is NO gas allowance either.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase. You accept the offer or don't get hired.

  10.  

    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Gannett.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a call from a recruiter the next day. It was a pretty simple phone screen- he asked about previous work experience and explained the job duties. I was then emailed a date and time to come in and meet with the manager and director. Again, it was a standard interview. They reviewed my resume, asked about specific duties I had performed, and explained the job responsibilities.

    Interview Questions

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    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Gannett (McLean, VA).

    Interview

    HR Recruiter reached out, asked the standard questions and scheduled a 30 min Phone Call with the Hiring manager. Hiring Manager wanted to talk more and was invited for an in-person interview a week later. Interview was about Skill Set, Experience, no unusual questions. Was given a case study to work on and was asked to meet team members, this last round was scheduled the following week.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about emerging technologies and your interest in them and how you go about integrating new tech.   Answer Question

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