How Patch Hires

“The biggest obstacle to establishing as many sites as we have is hiring: there are a ton of smart, talented journalists out there, but obviously the process of finding, interviewing, testing, and on-boarding them is time-consuming and complicated. We were dead set on not sacrificing quality for speed, and I think we’ve built a phenomenal team of journalists at every experience level, from three years out of school to 25 years in the business.” — Patch editor-in-chief Brian Farnham on the venture’s rapid expansion…via FBNY

“After many phone interviews and a grueling writing test that lasted almost four hours, I was offered a job.” –PSU senior Jenna Ekdahl, who will start at Patch after graduating next week.