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Updated Dec 18, 2014
Updated Dec 18, 2014
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    Multi Media Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scranton, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scranton, PA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at GateHouse Media.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Low pay...little opportunity
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Advertising Sales Representative Multi Media Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    there was no negotiation. i was grateful to still have my same job
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Marketing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Medford, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Medford, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at GateHouse Media in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    An initial in-person interview was scheduled and conducted in the presence of a Sales Manager and a Digital Marketing Manager, representing the local media group of this larger corporation. It was a pretty standard interview with the usual, casual introductions and get-to-knows, classic situation questions and a role-playing sales pitch at the end. At the end of this interview, I was instructed to put together a mock presentation for my would-be client of this organization, which, when finished, would serve as my second interview.

    Preparation for this second interview, to say the least, was unnecessarily complex. The materials given where a perfect indication as to how disorganized this local media group was internally, and furthermore, how blatantly aloof it was to how clients perceived and understood their products. Nevertheless, I did the best I could with the materials given to me, wasting the majority of my time trying to make sure I computed their pricing correctly for the would-be client.

    The second interview was, albeit, a success, with the same two managers in attendance, in addition to the Advertising Director. I wouldn't say I received fair and balanced feedback from any of these managers, but nonetheless took areas in which I could improve with a grain of salt.

    The third and final "test," was in fact, a test, which I passed with flying colors and was informed later by the Sales Manager that I tested between two polar opposites of existing sales representatives for that organization.

    Interview Questions
    • Computing pricing for the would-be client was extremely unclear, complex and after all was said and done, extremely limited in communicating value proposition to said client.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was emailed an official offer letter, which is a rare find nowadays, that was extremely low. I decided to take a direct approach about this with the Sales Manager, who advised me to counter. I conjured up the best counter I could to push my value, and after a few days, received a second offer letter roughly ten percent more in value than the original. I wasn't thrilled, but I accepted the offer nonetheless.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sports Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One interview with managing editor and one with department editor

    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Designer Level I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at GateHouse Media in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Content Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at GateHouse Media in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Page Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at GateHouse Media.

    Interview Details

    Portfolio

    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Business Manager/Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honesdale, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honesdale, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at GateHouse Media in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    well organized, professional

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you choose the college you went to.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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