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Updated 7 Apr 2022

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Interviews at The Irish Times

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Positive43%
Negative29%
Neutral29%
Getting an Interview
Campus Recruiting40%
Applied online40%
Recruitment Agency20%
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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview
Application

I interviewed at The Irish Times

Interview

Group interview with other candidates, where the group has to do an exercise and answer questions together. This was followed by second round with senior editors, which was more of a traditional interview.

Interview Questions
  • Why do I want to work there; past experience; five-year plans.
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin

No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Irish Times (Dublin, Dublin) in Feb 2022

Interview

I was surprise and a little worried to see that there is not even a black-skinned decision maker. The interview was handled by the senior manager while the youngest HR didn't ask any questions. The salary offered was 10k lower than what other companies offer for the same role. I was contacted by a recruiter on LInkeIn because I have a background in sales and adverstising solutions, after waiting two weeks for feedback I was told that my motivation and attitude were good but that they were looking for someone with a background more as a recruiter (for an account executive position in sales).

Interview Questions
  • Can you please tell me about your previous experiences? Tools used Motivation Behavioral questions
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Anonymous Interview Candidate

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I interviewed at The Irish Times

Interview

Great care of interview taking place. Good interest in past experiences and future. Very engaged interview with lots of vision and care. Felt comfortable and heard during the interview process.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 3 months. I interviewed at The Irish Times (Dublin, Dublin) in Aug 2021

Interview

I applied for the graduate programme. Firstly I was asked to complete a writing assignment (had a choice between two). About a month later I was invited to interview. They asked me about my experience, journalists I admired, and what I would do in certain hypothetical situations (teamwork, finding leads for a story, etc.). Nice people, they answered all my questions about the nuts and bolts of the job. In the graduate programme you won't only work for The Irish Times but also other publications under the Irish Times Group on a rotational basis. My one quibble is that the recruitment process took a very long time - almost three months between sending in my application and the final decision.

Interview Questions
  • Who's a journalist that you admire?
  • Have you ever run into conflict in an editorial role?
  • How would you feel about relocating for the role, and how would you go about making new connections in a new city for a particular story?
  • What is your proudest achievement?
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Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at The Irish Times

Interview

Competitive process that involved the following stages Application Online Assessment Group interview Panel interview Final interview Disappointingly, no final call given post 5 stages after commitment made to revert and despite multiple follow ups. Interview held in Dublin office but given travel involved for many participants, surprised by no coat or bag storage facility at reception.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at The Irish Times (Dublin, Dublin) in Feb 2018

Interview

Focused on my understanding of the paper, their content, their readers and some of what I like about their product/favourite stories. They also gave me a task to complete, which involved analysing customer data to try and tell a story.

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Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at The Irish Times (Dublin, Dublin) in Oct 2012

Interview

Recommended via an email list and also word of mouth. Quick turnaround for a specific contract role, had a phone screen and interview a few days later. Company was keen to get someone on board quickly.

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