Soompi Is Hiring: Full-Time Staff Editor in Seoul, Korea

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

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


  • 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.

How to apply:

Send a resume, cover letter (please note what type of visa you have if you are 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 to with [Editor Application] in the subject field. We will take applications as they arrive. The deadline is June 6, 2016.

Please Note:

You must be able to work legally in Korea, meaning that you will need to be a South Korean citizen or possess a proper visa. F-4 (for people of Korean heritage) and H-1 (for people from Australia, France, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand, United States) will suffice, and other visas may be an option. We cannot sponsor visas. For more information, click here.

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