"When you apply to be a content writer, employers will interview you on your writing proficiency, reading comprehension skills, ability to write in multiple styles and formats, and creativity. Bring a portfolio to the interview that you can use to show the interviewer your skill in writing diverse styles. Some employers may expect you to know your way around popular web programming languages such as HTML and CSS."
Content writer Interview Questions
Content writers are imaginative and detail-oriented creatives. The most effective content writers craft spectacular descriptions of products or services for a client, injecting their own voice and style to reach a target audience. They work in a variety of outlets, such as social media, blog posts, articles, and sales copy.
Top Content Writer Interview Questions & How to Answer
Here are three top content writer interview questions and how to answer them:
Question #1: How do you measure the success of content?
How to answer: Every piece of content you create should be written with a specific goal and audience in mind. The degrees to which you address challenges, focus on keywords, and galvanize your audience are all good performance metrics.
Question #2: Why do you want to be a content writer? Or why did you choose content writing as a profession?
How to answer: Speak about your passion for literacy. Describe your competence and creativity in written communication in detail. Explain how you are familiar or fluent with different writing styles and how to employ them.
Question #3: How will you go about creating a content strategy for a client/brand?
How to answer: Different agencies and organizations have different ways of approaching their content strategy. For the purpose of a content writing interview, you can utilize the following simple and smart process:
Step 1. Define the marketing objectives.
Step 2. Identify audience (their personality, behavior, demographics, etc.).
Step 3. Define how the client/brand should be perceived by the audience (Positioning).
Step 4. Brainstorm ideas (Creating the topic/subject pool, creating a keyword list, etc.).
Step 5. Map a rollout plan.
How do you prioritize topics that need to be written?2 Answers
I try to get a sense of the need for the topics by asking subject matter experts and other interested parties; then I prioritize based on whether this is a new topic, a revision, a requirement to address changed circumstances, or a "nice to have." Emergency topics take first priority; then topics that can be completed quickly; then topics that are needed, but which will require more time to investigate. Less
You would have to draw up an outline that included variables with respect to deadline and value. Once that was accomplished, you should develop an analysis of each item with respect to profit, qty available, vs realistic completion of the project deadline expectation. Say we have 100 widgets that are slow sellers, with a low margin and time consuming to write, and 1000 widgets with the same amount of work, yet are far more profitable, you would outline them in a multi-fold hierarchical format. Equal work and deadline, unequal values. If the next four items were also fast sellers with high quantities and significant profit margins, and took as much work as the 100 widgets, decisions would need to be made. Rush jobs are better served by making compromises. It's better to exclude weaker profit items, in order to ensure all high profit items are included and the quality of the finished product does not read as slap-dash, and that pesky deadline is met. Over-reaching is the hobgoblin of lost accounts. Less
What's your experience with online content creation?2 Answers
I create online content constantly on Instagram, TikTok, Wattpad, and Snapchat. I’m currently the web editorial intern for Tinfish Press. We’re working on improving their Instagram page to make it easier for writers from the Pacific region to find them and submit work. Less
Minimal honestly. But in school I did contribute sparingly to a newsletter that covered local restaurants in the area. It was a small, college town so it gave me a chance to work pretty closely with the business owners. Less
why we should hire you as a fresher8 Answers
Tell me something about yourself4 Answers
My name is Madiha Zaheer, I am 15 years old, I am a student of St. Mary's Senior Secondary School, I study in class in 12th and pursuing my knowledge in science Less
My name is Isaiah nderitu, i am 18 years old ,i am still a student at Mount Kenya pursuing pure mathematics Less
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As mentioned, there was no in-person interview. Questions were "fill out your information" and "select the best verb tense".3 Answers
Thank you for your feedback. Several changes have been made to the testing process since you applied. We are growing at an unprecedented pace, which requires automated testing to weed out poor writers from excellent writers. We still have need for more than 1,000 additional writers. If you are still interested in working for us, I invite you to try again. Less
For me, it has been a wonderful experience to work and collaborate with a genuinely sublime group of people at SteadyContent. Writing and editing are job categories that lend themselves perfectly to remote work. Most writing and editorial work require only a computer, Internet access, and a quiet place to work. In-person interviews for writing jobs aren't as common as those for other jobs— it’s a remote job that you can do from anywhere. What is the “interview” process? When you apply to be a content writer with SteadyContent, you will complete a set of tests and tasks so that we might be able to assess your writing proficiency, reading comprehension skills, time management skills, ability to write in multiple styles and formats, creativity, and adaptability to research your way to good content. The assessment process today is still automated, and quite thorough. One of our active freelance writers noted, “I did apply for another site that only gave you 45 minutes and did not communicate their expectations at all. Here (at SteadyContent), I had no trouble understanding what to do. And, I received an answer right away when I asked a question.” If there was ever a lag in response time via messenger at the time you applied, I know firsthand and can assure you that these days, our team is VERY responsive and as always, is happy to help or provide feedback whenever needed. Growing pains at early stages for any startup is inevitable; we’ve endured these pains at SteadyContent and are strengthened by the learning opportunities they’ve provided that continue to build muscle and propel us forward. Our active writers and editors are happy to be on board! Another active writer reached out to say, “Thanks for all you do. I’ve been telling my family how excited I am to have found this job.” Anyone who loves to write or has the ability to get focused and scour loads of copy for edits, we encourage to apply. Take the next right step and continue down the work-at-home road to find how rewarding a career in freelance writing and/or editing at SteadyContent could really be. Good luck! Deena Steady Content Less
Q1. Case study Q2. Social media posts. Q3. Quora answer/promotion of the company.3 Answers
This was optional so I displayed my skills as a writer by answering Q3.
Hi Aishwarya, yes this is Karthik. Your response still does not justify the lack of communication for weeks and I believe I received a revert from your end only once I posted this interview on glassdoor. I would absolutely love to catch up for coffee or come down to your office but we all know there is a learning curve here. I really don't enjoy posting bad experience reviews so hopefully, you would keep me in mind for a future job opening and ensure candidates receive a timely response for the time and effort they put in, henceforth. Have a good one. And kindly extend the same message to Akash as well. Cheerio. :) Less
Karthik, I recognized this review even though the review was anonymous which shows we genuinely look into candidates profiles and keep a track. I personally don't recommend telling a candidate they are rejected but letting them know if they are a perfect fit we definitely get back which is kind of obvious to understand. And if this did not matter I would not personally get in touch with you to explain to you the whole scenario which pretty much was very straight forward. You shared experience and we responded not just on the platform and also personally so I do not see any point of you dragging it again and again here. Had I not been honest about the candidature I wouldn't bother. Less