Q. I have an upcoming interview for a spot on a writing team and I'm wondering if you can give me a heads up on what I should expect. I'm not looking for "do's" and "don'ts", but perhaps an anecdote on a past experience you've had in such meetings.
It's no different than any other interview, except you're dressed for a barbecue, not an office. You want to seem like someone they'd enjoy having around in the office. A lot. Someone they'd like to work with for long periods of time. Bright, energetic, straightforward.
And, it's a good idea to Google everyone you're going to meet with so you can talk about the things they seem interested in and avoid putting your foot in it.
In my experience, the job is almost always wired. You get a sense really fast whether they want to give you the job, and it's your to lose, or they've got someone else in mind, and they're seeing you so they can say they interviewed people. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't give it your all in the meeting.