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Media General Interview Questions

Updated Jan 15, 2017
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  1.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Media General (Richmond, VA).

    Interview

    I was asked to fill-in for another temporary associate that did not return to company. Found the managers to be approachable, likable, and professional. My impromptu temporary assignment ultimately led to a full-time offer.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions were asked as this opportunity was to replace another temporary associate that did not return to complete her assignment.   1 Answer

  2.  

    Photojournalist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Media General (Savannah, GA).

    Interview

    Met with News Director and Chief Photographer and took a urine test, before they hired me. They also showed me around the facility. They also said I would prefer to work at their station. Also, showed interest, because they really needed me to fill a position right a way, because a weekend editor/ photographer was leaving at the time.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you worked at any news operation before, and can you run a live truck   1 Answer

  3.  

    Assignment Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Media General (Columbus, OH) in May 2016.

    Interview

    The first interview with the assignment manager was a phone interview. Then he brought me in for a face-to-face interview. I not only interviewed with him, but I also interviewed with the anchors, producer, web team and news director that day. I also sat in on the morning editorial meeting. The news director then insisted that I shadow the assignment editor I would be replacing, so I came in another time to shadow before work for an hour and a half. Then, the general manager of the station wanted to interview me, so I came back a third time and met with him and the news director again.

    Interview Questions

    • If a news crew is 45 minutes away waiting to get a live shot of a mayor facing criminal charges coming out of his house, but you hear over the scanner there's a fire 10 minutes away from that location, what do you do?   Answer Question

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    Creative Services Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Media General (Richmond, VA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Called by a recruiter and prescreened over the phone about my resume for about 5 minutes that lead to her setting up an interview session with he company. In person interview with the head of creative who would have been my boss. Showed her my portfolio and described all of them. Told me about the company. Very interested i the beginning then seemed bored by the end and happy to walk away, very rudely.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about each piece of your work? Tell me about what this was created for?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Corporate Payroll Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Media General (Indianapolis, IN) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Interview went well, offered position the next day. They were desparate for someone with my qualifications to fix their payroll department; and ADP Vantage, morale, system, processes, procedures, development of correct auditing procedures, using lean six sigma, people development and management skills. That is how they interviewed me, what can I bring to the table to help them with their problems.

    Interview Questions


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    Production Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Media General (Raleigh, NC) in September 2015.

    Interview

    They started with a tour of the entire news station then an introduction to the staff and reporters, then a 1 on 1 interview with the Director of Operations who was very pleasing but firm in exactly what they were looking for. The first thing mentioned was this would not turn into a position with the station, simply to learn the in's and outs of media production. The questions were straight and to the point. Where would I like to work in production, how much experience do I already have, how would I be an asset to the company. In all it took about an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Where exactly would I like to work in production.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Only the time I would be able to come in and the hours I could commit to.


  8.  

    Regional Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Media General (Scottsdale, AZ) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Lengthy and multiple steps, negotiation base - he also came at 90k when they knew my minimum was 100k.They asked many questions in all facets. Lengthy and multiple steps, negotiation base - he also came at 90k when they knew my minimum was 100k


  9.  

    Graphic Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Media General (Richmond, VA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I met with the intern coordinator, Jeff, and we discussed my previous experience, what I would add to the team, and what I would hope to take away from the team's experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you looking for most in this internship?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There wasn't a negation phase, the position was an unpaid internship position


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    Promo Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Media General (Savannah, GA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    The Marketing Director responded to my email the next day. I couldn't make it to the interview right away so he was nice and waited 2 weeks for me. The interview was very friendly and casual. I got a tour of the TV station and got introduced to everyone who was there. All very friendly. I received an offer after the tour but could not accept because the pay was too low.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected. He wanted to know details about where I had worked and if I planned to stay in town and be relied on.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The pay was too low.


  11.  

    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by an in person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked some weird questions such as if you were an animal what would you be?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I asked for more money and they said no


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