GateHouse Media Interview Questions

Updated Dec 18, 2014
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    Multi Media Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scranton, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at GateHouse Media (Scranton, PA).

    Interview

    Not very challenging. Rather simple and unclear about other opportunities. Interviewers were friendly and professional, but lacked any direction in applying skills to a specific positions. Building and environment were old and unkempt.

    Negotiation

    Low pay...little opportunity

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at GateHouse Media in September 2014.

    Interview

    We had to interview for the jobs we were already doing when they bought the newspaper. the primary focus was on digital applications, digital knowledge and how we were going to convert our customers

    Interview Questions

    • the extent of knowledge in social media based products   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    there was no negotiation. i was grateful to still have my same job

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    Sports Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    One interview with managing editor and one with department editor

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    Designer Level I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at GateHouse Media (Austin, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online for the position and got a phone call a few days later. The call was basically a pre-interview screening with the corporate design director, including the typical interview questions (what are your strengths/weaknesses, how would your friends describe you, why gatehouse media/this job?). We also discussed the pay rate for this position (26-28k, seemed pretty non-negotiable). I was told at the end of that phone call that they would be calling me in for an interview the next week.

    I interviewed with the corporate design director and the general manager of the local office. The design director asked me more interview-y questions, and then I went in another room for the skills test part of the interview. It was half copy-editing basically, and half an InDesign test. The InDesign test was to lay out the front page of a newspaper in 20 minutes, which they made very clear was just a sort of "we want to see what you can do in this time, you wouldn't be given this deadline on the job" situation. The copy-editing bit was 3 different pages of grammar/editing worksheets basically. Point out the spelling errors, fix grammar issues, some MLA formatting stuff.

    After that I talked with the general manager, answered some of his questions, and left. Overall, the interview seemed pretty simple/easy, but I'll hear back a few weeks so I guess I'll see.

    Interview Questions

    • Wasn't really unexpected, but hard to answer. They asked a couple different questions about the newspaper business and how it's basically on the downturn. Do you think newspapers will disappear, how do you think they can keep up with the changing "environment" or whatever.   1 Answer
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    Content Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at GateHouse Media (Austin, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for this position online and was contacted back about a month later. They set up a time for me to meet up for an interview at a location that ultimately turned out to be a shoddy little hotel room. There I talked to a woman, who was very kind and receptive, and took a short writing test (which was more like a pop quiz; I didn't realize this was part of it). Everything well fairly well, and she confirmed that I was told about the salary and general job duties and soforth, and I said that I'd been told about the duties, but no one mentioned salary. I assume this was a bit of a tactic on their part, considering the highest offer they could supply was $12 or $13 an hour, which is hardly a fitting salary for a post-collegiate position in a city such as this. I said that I'd probably have to pass if they couldn't offer anything better, and left.

    A month or so later, another employee called. Apparently the person I had interviewed with was no longer there, and I was offered a position again. I said that I really needed something with a more substantial salary, and she said she would talk to the new facility's director. I never heard back form her.

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, the formatting test was a bit strange. I wish I could cite specific examples from it, but I can't recall them off the top of my head.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Sub-standard salary.

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    Page Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at GateHouse Media.

    Interview

    Portfolio

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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    Business Manager/Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honesdale, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at GateHouse Media (Honesdale, PA) in December 2010.

    Interview

    well organized, professional

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you choose the college you went to.   1 Answer

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