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31 May 2016 18:45
6 Jun 2016 23:55


Soompi is seeking a focused and ambitious Staff Editor to join our growing editorial team in Seoul, South Korea.

About us:

Soompi is the world's largest and longest-running English online media providing complete coverage of Korean pop culture. Founded in 1998, Soompi has become the ultimate authority for all the latest news on Korean celebrities, music, TV shows, movies, and style, as well as a respected organization that works closely with major Korean entertainment agencies to bring you exclusive content. Soompi boasts a dedicated user base from 150 different countries. Site traffic is spread out among our comprehensive forums and news site. Soompi reports everything awesome and important going on in the world of Korean entertainment, in a way that's lively, engaging, positive, respectful, and timely. In August 2015, Soompi was acquired by Viki, Inc., the leading streaming video service for global TV. Go here for more http://www.soompi.com/

The Position:

The editor will work closely with writers and senior editors from around the world to produce engaging, insightful, and fun digital content. Candidates must be passionate about producing content that can reach a mass audience and connect people with each other and with Korean entertainment and culture. Our editors are fully involved in all stages of the editorial process.

The editor must be knowledgeable about Korean entertainment and culture. She or he should also have knowledge of the various global communities and media coverage currently evolving around Korea's creative and cultural content.

As a full-time staff editor, you will be working at the Soompi Seoul office in Sinsa-dong 40 hours/5 days a week. We offer a competitive salary, plus benefits. The position will begin ASAP.


-Writing posts for publication on the site each day
-Track and research trends and stories related to Korean entertainment and culture
-Provide feedback and editorial support to other writers on the team
-Brainstorm with Soompi editors and the Viki team to continuously improve content and build community



  • English (English U.S.)
  • Korean (Korean South Korea)
    Advanced (Lower)


  • F-4 (Overseas Koreans)
  • H-1 (Working Holiday)

-Fluent enough in Korean to be able to read and translate written material
-Have strong command of English grammar
-Strong writing skills with an energetic, positive written voice
-Have good knowledge of the Korean entertainment industry
-Must be organized, pro-active, and dedicated

-Experience in blogging, social media networking, Photoshop, videography, or photography is a plus.

Application Details

Send a resume, cover letter (please note what type of visa you have if you are not a Korean citizen), one writing sample, a couple of original topics you would like to write about, and a translation of this article here:

Include [Editor Application] in the subject field during correspondence.

We will take applications as they arrive. The deadline is June 6, 2016.

First round: document screening
Second round: interview

May require more writing samples and interview after the second round.

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