Think about any job you’ve had. You probably went through some sort of lengthy interview process. Perhaps there were writing tests or screen tests. Likely, multiple. You may have 3-4 interviews before you eventually get hired. On this website, we usually have prospective employees blog for a few days or weeks (in some cases, months) before hiring them.
At ESPN, the interview process some have described is legendary – you’ll get shuttled into meetings with as many as a eight different people in a day.