April 18, 2024

Opportunities

Freelance Reporter – Culture and Society

KOREA PRO is seeking a talented Freelance Reporter to craft feature stories that delve into the heart of South Korean culture and society. This role is ideal for a journalist who can capture the essence of South Korea’s rapidly evolving cultural and social landscape, including topics such as health, education, labor, gender, birthrate, art, fashion and entertainment, that will resonate with international readers and those who watch South Korea for professional and personal reasons.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Key Responsibilities:
  •  Investigate and write in-depth feature stories on South Korean culture and society on a regular basis.
  • Explore emerging trends, cultural movements, and social issues, providing a nuanced understanding for an international audience.
  • Conduct interviews and gather insights from a diverse range of sources within South Korea.
  • Collaborate with editors to develop engaging and thought-provoking story ideas.
  • Maintain a consistent output of high-quality, well-researched, and engaging content.
  • Ensure all reporting is accurate, balanced, and provides a comprehensive view of the subject matter.
Qualifications:
  • At least one year of professional journalism experience, with a portfolio that demonstrates experience in reporting on South Korean culture and society.
  • Fluency in written English; proficiency in Korean is highly beneficial.
  • A deep understanding of South Korean culture, social norms, and current societal issues.
  • Excellent storytelling ability, with a knack for presenting complex topics in an accessible and engaging manner.
  • Strong research, interviewing, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines.
Additional Requirements:
  • Must have legal permission to work in South Korea. Work will be done remotely.
Application Process:

Candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter explaining their interest and fit for the role, and a minimum of three writing samples that highlight their expertise in covering South Korean cultural and societal topics. Applications should be sent to [email protected].


Freelance Reporter – Business

KOREA PRO, our new news and analysis platform for South Korea, is seeking an experienced Freelance Business Reporter to provide regular coverage of Korea’s business landscape. This role involves writing detailed analyses on major South Korean industries, keeping a close eye on key developments, and reporting on changes in business regulations and legislative initiatives.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct thorough research and analysis on major South Korean industries on a regular basis.
  • Report on key developments, identifying trends and potential future changes.
  • Analyze and write about changes in business regulations and legislative initiatives, highlighting their implications for businesses.
  • Stay on top of economic policies and their effects on the local and international business environment.
  • Collaborate with editors and team members to develop story ideas and ensure timely reporting.
  • Maintain a network of sources within the business community for accurate and exclusive reporting.
Qualifications:
  • A minimum of one year of professional journalism experience, with a focus on business reporting.
  • Proven track record of reporting on business topics, particularly related to the South Korean economy.
  • Strong understanding of economic principles and their application in business journalism.
  • Fluency in written English; proficiency in Korean is highly advantageous.
  • Ability to translate complex economic and business concepts into accessible and engaging content.
  • Excellent research, interviewing, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines.
  • Flexible availability to contribute at least one story per week.
Additional Requirements:
  • Candidates must be legally permitted to work in South Korea and will be working remotely.
Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role, and at least three samples of published work related to business or economic reporting. Applications should be sent to [email protected].