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Director of Communications Interview Questions

"Companies hiring a Director of Communications are looking for applicants with the leadership abilities and public relations expertise to be the external voice of the company. In an interview, come ready to discuss your background in written and oral communication, experience managing a team of writers, and any relevant experience in advertising or marketing. Be prepared to discuss what direction you would take the company's communications in or answer a situational question in which you must make a critical decision."

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Although there were multiple responsibilities, one are in particular was key.

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Can a marketing department be savvy enough to understand the technical issues needing to be addressed or communicated through marketing?

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What do you hope to learn and gain if offered this job?

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What do you know about the company?

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Another exercise was to work with two other candidates for the job I was interviewing for and develop 1-3 press releases in an hour, using one computer, while two Next Jump employees watch, take notes and then review the presenters with senior leadership.

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Analyze this Excel table of information and write a press release around it.

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There were no difficult questions.

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Why are you interested in this position?

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Why is this one particular item marked with a question mark? (There were several)

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There really wasn't one. I had a great familiarity with one of the executives and he wanted me on board.

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