Ask about any part of the publication process that you are not familiar with: acquisitions, book layout and formatting, online distribution, advertising, as well as website and social media management. Whether you end up being part of a team or the sole editor of the magazine, it is good to have an idea of what the entire process entails. This is your chance to learn if the job is really for you!
Former Editor and Writer/Personal Assistant at Ted Hanks
about 2 years ago
There can be a lot of questions that go through your mind during an interview, but it is hard to know which ones to ask. I think that it is important to understand the "why" for the people you work for. Asking why they are doing what they do. For example, with Ted Hanks, it was really important to him that he write the biography we were working on because it was his own personal tribute to the woman who had passed, and he wanted others to know and remember who she was. This is the sort of question that helps you see how passionate your employer is about their own work and it lets you show interest in these same things.