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Aptitude test for journalism to embark on the search of the journalistic talent

Aptitude test for journalism is a pre-employment assessment that assesses competencies and qualities employers seek in talented journalists. It is a tool that helps employers test the aptitude of test-takers before an interview.

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Journalists are the voice of mainstream and otherwise eclectic media. It is of the great responsibility of conveying unbiased, well written and crucial messages to the masses. Their work also includes pitching stories to editors, relationship management with sources, fact-checking and staying informed about privacy, contempt and defamation laws. Therefore, intelligent individuals with a very high verbal/written aptitude are suitable for this industry. That being said, media companies looking to hire talented journalists need scientifically–validated pre-hire assessments that differentiate high potential candidates from average or below-average applicants for such roles.

That is where Mercer| Mettl’s aptitude test for journalism comes in handy. It is a pre-employment hiring test that employers can use during the job screening process to test candidates for specific competencies that organizations desire in media professionals. Designed and developed to assist recruiters in hiring the most skilled journalists, Mercer| Mettl’s aptitude test determines a candidate's skill or propensity to succeed in these roles.  Mercer| Mettl’s aptitude test for journalism is designed to assess the level of technical, verbal and quantitative aptitude that a prospective hire – in accordance with the highest industry standards – would be expected to possess. 

Hiring managers can use in-depth insights from Mercer| Mettl's pre-employment test to find the best-fit candidates. In addition, they can conduct assessments in a secure, controlled environment with features such as webcam proctoring, limited system access, and window violation. As a result, they can efficiently screen candidates and engage eligible candidates for the next steps in the hiring process. In addition, Mercer| Mettl's holistic test reports can enable them to gauge the depth and breadth of candidates' knowledge and make well-informed hiring decisions. The test measures communication skills and problem-solving skills along with a section that checks quantitative aptitude.


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Journalism Competency Framework

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Aptitude Test For Journalism


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