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Selection Process

Our mission of "delivering the world’s quality information to the people who need it" starts with top quality people from around the world working together. We believe having a shared passion towards this mission is a very important part of our culture. For this reason, we have structured our hiring process so that you will not only deepen your understanding of not only the job description, but also of our mission, our company's initiatives, and what working for us looks like. We do this by providing ample opportunities to meet one-on-one with both employees and executives.

  • Application
  • Resume Screening
  • Interview
  • Offer
  • Onboard

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked

What is the selection process?

The standard process consists of a resume screening, usually three to four rounds of interviews with our employees, and then the official offer. Coding tests will be conducted for certain positions. Please note that the number of interviews varies based on the position. For more details, please contact our recruitment team.

Is it possible to conduct the interviews online?

Yes, we offer online interviews via Google Hangouts as one option.

How long are the interviews?

Most interviews are one-on-one discussions and last between 45-60 minutes.

What are the language requirements to work at SmartNews?

Language skill requirements differ for each position. Please check the requirements indicated on the position for which you’d like to apply.

Are there coding tests for engineering positions?

Yes. We use Codility as a platform for our coding tests.
※ Please note that there may be some positions for which there is no coding test.

I have applied for a job at SmartNews before but was not successful. Can I apply again?

Yes, it is possible to reapply.

Can SmartNews sponsor a work visa for successful applicants who need to move abroad?

SmartNews can support work visa based on the position as well as individual eligibility.

What are the benefits and who is eligible for them?

Benefits are indicated on the job descriptions which can be found here.

What is the next step after applying?

Please refer to this answer for information about the interview process after resume screening.