2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

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DysonSphere wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:48 am
Does anyone know if Corina is still involved in the audition process? I was given an e-mail address for her. I thought I saw something on this board about a changeup in staff, but I can't track it down. Thanks!
We have mentioned Maggie leaving, but that is all I remember
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triviawayne wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:55 am
We have mentioned Maggie leaving, but that is all I remember
Ah yes, that's what I remember. So the e-mail should still be valid. Thanks.

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DysonSphere wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:46 am
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:55 am
We have mentioned Maggie leaving, but that is all I remember
Ah yes, that's what I remember. So the e-mail should still be valid. Thanks.
I believe it was reported that Corina is Maggie’s replacement.

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triviawayne wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:55 am
We have mentioned Maggie leaving, but that is all I remember
I'm glad I got to meet Maggie before she left.

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Update on audition scores. I took the anytime test and believe I got a 46 or 47. The initial score listed for me is the standard test.

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cinemaniax7 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:02 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:55 am
We have mentioned Maggie leaving, but that is all I remember
I'm glad I got to meet Maggie before she left.
This.

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Woof wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:26 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:02 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:55 am
We have mentioned Maggie leaving, but that is all I remember
I'm glad I got to meet Maggie before she left.
This.
I was also fortunate enough to meet Maggie a few years ago. I'm still calming myself to get past the adrenaline rush of being in her presence. :D

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Have there been any reports about the Zoom audition process? I'm participating this week, and would like to know what I'm in for.

I ordered a webcam as soon as I heard about the Zoom auditions, but apparently it's still making its way over from China, so I'm picking up a cell phone stand tonight, so at least I can position my phone camera somewhere flattering (when I hold it, it tends to be too low and make my double chin far too prominent). I assume dress up, and generally treat like an in-person interview. I'm curious how the test works, is it still written or will they just have me say my answers, typing on the phone screen may cost me precious seconds.

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I was not called for the 5/4 zoom auditions in San Diego. Would be interested in reports from anyone who attended. (Also, any previous zoom auditions.)

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Flealick wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 8:11 pm
Have there been any reports about the Zoom audition process? I'm participating this week, and would like to know what I'm in for.

I ordered a webcam as soon as I heard about the Zoom auditions, but apparently it's still making its way over from China, so I'm picking up a cell phone stand tonight, so at least I can position my phone camera somewhere flattering (when I hold it, it tends to be too low and make my double chin far too prominent). I assume dress up, and generally treat like an in-person interview. I'm curious how the test works, is it still written or will they just have me say my answers, typing on the phone screen may cost me precious seconds.
Hi,

Hopefully this is still in time to be helpful to you.

The initial Zoom session is a one-on-one video call with a J! staffer, consisting of a 50-question test and a very, very brief interview. They make clear that they're not scoring the test during the call, but that the entire call is being recorded so they can review it later. For the test, they play a video (visually resembling the Online Test) with onscreen text being read by Clue Crew Sarah, and you speak your answers aloud during the seconds between each question. (They do tell you that if you think of the answer during the following question, it's OK to jump back in with it.)

After that, a brief "Tell me a little about yourself."

Then they conclude by thanking you and telling you to watch for another e-mail in a week or two. (The initial invitation/signup e-mail also alludes to this: "Within the next couple of weeks, you will receive an email letting you know if you passed or not and what will be the next step in your Jeopardy! Contestant Audition process.")

There is no "mock game" as there would be at a regular in-person audition. (I suppose that might be part of the "next step"? But I really have no idea yet.)

The whole call was finished in under 20 minutes. I think your instinct to "generally treat [it] like an in-person interview" is right on. Remember to relax, smile, and speak up!

Feel free to reply or PM with any other questions. (I can't share or discuss the contents of the test, obviously.)

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dklee12 wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:47 pm


Hi,

Hopefully this is still in time to be helpful to you.
Very much so, thank you! Pretty much what I expected, though it sounds like the interview is even more low-key than I anticipated, should be able to touch on the main points I planned on, but maybe not every elaborate anecdote. Glad to know there's no typing for the questions. Certainly feel a bit less nervous now, knowing what I'm heading into.

Been taking old contestant tests today, passing about 2/3. So there's no guarantee, but I like my chances. If I can get a good night's sleep tonight, I think this might be my year.

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I think my test went very well, am extremely confident I passed. Was surprised there was very little to it other than the test, a bit of small talk beforehand, but no real interview at all. Will be curious what the next step will be, both the what and the when.

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Great information about the Zoom interviews above.

Is there any understanding yet about whether the Zoom interviews:
- Are directly related to the January 2020 Online Test?
- Are being conducted in waves according to the audition city we selected?

If so, is there a listing somewhere of which cities have been conducted so far?

Also, do we know if they include applicants who passed the Anytime Test?

EDIT: I see OP has been good about updating the list with Zoom session dates. Do we know if it is in fact being conducted in waves by audition city? Thanks.

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DysonSphere wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 8:18 am
Great information about the Zoom interviews above.

Is there any understanding yet about whether the Zoom interviews:
- Are directly related to the January 2020 Online Test?
- Are being conducted in waves according to the audition city we selected?

If so, is there a listing somewhere of which cities have been conducted so far?

Also, do we know if they include applicants who passed the Anytime Test?

EDIT: I see OP has been good about updating the list with Zoom session dates. Do we know if it is in fact being conducted in waves by audition city? Thanks.
some are directly related to the January 2020 online test; possibly all of them, but some of them could be from the anytime test.

They are going with audition cities previously scheduled, and notifying people city by city (or at least that's the way it APPEARS to be happening).
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Seems logical that they'd go city-by-city. I'm not saying in-person auditions will happen anytime soon - they probably shouldn't and won't - but when they do, they can just start up with whatever cities haven't Zoomed yet.

I actually hope the fates pass me this round, but are extra nice to me next time. My current hair situation is...NOT good. :lol:

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DysonSphere wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 8:18 am
Is there any understanding yet about whether the Zoom interviews:
- Are directly related to the January 2020 Online Test?
- Are being conducted in waves according to the audition city we selected?
The answer to both questions seems to be yes, though in both cases we're going off limited information. But based on all information volunteered by participants, it seems like they did Portland (which I believe had in-person auditions that were scheduled and then cancelled due to COVID), LA, and now San Diego. I wouldn't be surprised if they are focusing on the West Coast due to relative ease of travel (Portland's a bit of a drive, but do-able).

Harder to say for sure about the January test versus the anytime test. I haven't seen anyone volunteer that they didn't take (or failed) the January test but passed the Anytime test, and got an invitation. The FAQ for the Anytime Test says, "This version of the Anytime Test will only be available through late April 2020," which makes me think this is probably the time of year they had intended to go through the initial anytime tests and see what the results look like, compared to the scheduled tests. Not sure if that means they're being included in this wave of Zoom auditions or not. And not sure what the continued run of the Anytime Test means. Could have been extended due to its success, or could just be left up as a marketing move when new episodes of Jeopardy are nearing an end.

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Just got an invite to audition; will be this Thursday. I selected Sacramento in the January online test.

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Peachbox wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Just got an invite to audition; will be this Thursday. I selected Sacramento in the January online test.
Congrats on the audition. Do you remember your score?
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It was 47, I think

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Peachbox wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Just got an invite to audition; will be this Thursday. I selected Sacramento in the January online test.
Outstanding! Hope they have a category in the audition game about "Excellence in TD Hosting." Congrats and good luck!
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