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Brafton
News & Content Writer was asked...June 21, 2014

The quantitative multiple choice test I was given. What does solving math problems have to do with content writing?

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numbers.

Brafton

The critical thinking test was pretty weird. Only 12 minutes for 40 questions. Things like analogies, incorrect spellings and finishing a sequence or identifying the incorrect number in a sequence. Felt a little like the SATs in miniature.

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If you're a good copyeditor, save that for the end and focus on the critical thinking test. It's a lot to read and answer. Less

Brafton

The quick-thinking test was probably the strangest part of this particular interview- I've never really encountered something like that outside of the SATs, and certainly never encountered it in an interview setting. It wasn't particularly hard, but still stood out.

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I finished the test within the time they required. Only a few of the questions were puzzling, and these mostly due to vague wording or answer options. Less

The Tab

How would you problem solve growing content

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What did you do at your last postion

Brafton

How do you feel having others edit your work?

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It's part of the process.

Brafton

What is your experience with news writing?

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Didn't have much experience, so this was difficult.

He asked about my past jobs, but that was mostly it.

Inman News

What interests you in the position?

Brafton

Why are you interested in working at Brafton?

Brafton

There wasn't anything that was too shocking.

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