Photo Editor Interview Questions

Photo Editors are the creative brains behind awesome photo content. Use these questions to help you find the best person for the job.

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Photo Editors manage teams of photographers, designers and content writers in websites, magazines or ad agencies. 

Your zero-regret new hire is a creative, innovative team player with a killer portfolio. They’ll have ambitious goals which align closely to those of your company and will have great project management experience. 

Top tips: 

  • Know what you’re looking for: Your dream candidate might not require much editing experience, depending on the role. Look for potential over everything. 
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Photo Editor interview questions

  • How has your background prepared you for this role?
  • What image editing software do you love?
  • How do you stay motivated with repetitive tasks?
  • How do you use photos to speak to different audiences?
  • How would you give team feedback and keep them motivated?
  • Do you have any project suggestions for our publication?
  • How do you use social media to compliment your work?
  • Describe your favorite portfolio project.
  • How long did it take?
  • If it was a team project, what was your role? How did you collaborate with other team members?
  • How did you make sure you hit the deadline?
  • What were your initial guidelines and resources?
  • What are your top reads/activities/photography subjects?

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