Soompi Is Hiring: Editorial Intern


Are you passionate about everything Korea? If you love Korean entertainment and culture and are looking for a place to gain experience, polish your writing skills, AND make money while writing about what you already love, apply now!

See below to learn more about the position and what you need to apply.

Soompi Editorial Intern

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes? Join us at our Korea office! Our interns are fully involved in the Soompi editorial team, assisting in all stages of the editorial process. No picking up your boss’s dry cleaning. As an intern, you do everything we do, and you will also have the opportunity to create and publish your own original work, further developing your own style and writing.

The internship period is expected to last 3 months, with the possibility for extension. The position is paid and you will be working at the Soompi Seoul office in Sinsa-dong from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 5 days a week. The internship will begin ASAP.


  • Fluent enough in Korean to be able to read and translate written material
  • Have strong command of English grammar
  • Have good knowledge of the Korean entertainment industry
  • Must be organized, pro-active, and dedicated

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

To apply, simply send a resume, cover letter (please note what type of visa you have if not a Korean citizen), one writing sample, and a translation of this article here, as well as a couple of original topics you would like to write about during your internship with us to [email protected] with [Editorial Intern Application] in the subject field. We will take applications as they arrive. The deadline is January 21, 2016.

Please Note:

Although the position is paid, we will not be providing housing or transportation expenses. Additionally, you must be able to work legally in Korea, meaning that you will need to possess a proper visa. F-4 (for people of Korean heritage) and H-1 (for people from Canada, Australia, France, New Zealand, and Japan) will suffice, and other visas may be an option. We cannot sponsor visas. For more information, click here.