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North Jersey Media Group Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 30, 2014
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Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Freelance Reporter Interview

Freelance Reporter

Interviewed at North Jersey Media Group

Interview Details – Once you submit an application, you come in to see how it works. And you're pretty much bird at that point


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Reporter Interview

Reporter
Woodland Park, NJ

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at North Jersey Media Group in May 2013.

Interview Details – The editor was very friend and very upfront about what the position entailed and offered. I respected his honesty.

Interview Question – There weren't any difficult questions, however the editor made a point to emphasize that reporters work long days and strange hours, which is to be expected.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Classified Interview

Classified
Woodland Park, NJ

I applied through other source and the process took 3 days - interviewed at North Jersey Media Group in August 2012.

Interview Details – Phone interview, 2 in person interviews.

Interview Question – How do you manage people when 2 reps fight over same account.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiations


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Staff Reporter/Staff Writer Interview

Staff Reporter/Staff Writer
West Paterson, NJ

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at North Jersey Media Group in January 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process was simple. Applied for a position which was posted in The Bergen Record. After the company received my resume and writing samples, I received a phone call from the company around three days afterwards. The call was to simply ask me to come in for a 1-on-1.
  The 1-on-1 interview was split between a getting to know you/skills interview. Went over background, what I could bring to the table and how comfortable I was with covering multiple towns on a daily/weekly basis.
  After I left, I received a phone call from the hiring manager 4-5 days later.

Interview Question – Do you know what an OPRA request is?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – None. It's a newspaper. The salaries are subpar at best.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Staff Writer Interview

Staff Writer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at North Jersey Media Group in January 2007.

Interview Details – Knew one of the ME's in charge of recruiting over the years (job fairs, etc.) and applied for the Record's internship program. Came in and did three days of tryout; the story ended up running A1. Eds nice and helpful during process, reporters helpful during interview, as well.

Interview Question – What type of enterprise experience do you have?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate, was an internship staff writing position.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Reporter Interview

Reporter

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at North Jersey Media Group in August 2011.

Interview Details – Interviewer asked common questions, and asked for a few tryout samples.


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Internet Applications Manager Interview

Internet Applications Manager

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at North Jersey Media Group in October 2008.

Interview Details – I read about the position in the classified ads, and after some persistent emailing and calling, managed to schedule an interview with the director. I presented my resume and showed some examples of my work. I had a very brief tour of the office, and was told they would be making a decision within the next week. I followed up by phone to learn that the position had been filled.

Interview Questions

  • Are you familiar with (insert name of content management system used at this company)?   View Answer
  • "You're familiar with our website?"   View Answer

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