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Paydesk has 41 journalists in Seoul. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Seoul are Jingyi Ge and Sekyung Park.

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Journalists in Seoul



Jingyi Ge

Seoul, South Korea
Jingyi Ge is a seasoned journalist based in Seoul, specializing in the Korean economy and politics, and writing exclusively in Chinese. Ge's expertise in international affairs, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, is reflected in a body of work that encompasses the geopolitical dynamics and Read moreeconomic policies shaping the region. 

In her works for VOA Chinese service, Ge reported on a variety of topics, including South Korea's economic and technological alliances, and the country's efforts to reduce dependence on the Chinese market. Ge's reporting has delved into the legal and criminal aspects of corporate management, as seen in the coverage of Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong's bribery case, and its implications for South Korean economic stability and corporate governance. Furthermore, Ge has explored the influence of Chinese capital in South Korea's entertainment industry, addressing cultural controversies and accusations of historical distortion.

In addition to her work with VOA, Ge has contributed to various media outlets, including CCTV Financial channel, the "World Says" WeChat public account, and Initium Media, offering insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by countries navigating the delicate balance between national security and international trade. Through investigative reporting and analysis, Ge has provided a nuanced understanding of the intricate political and economic relationships in the region, particularly in the realms of defense cost-sharing negotiations, inter-Korean relations, and the impact of real estate tax policies on housing markets and wealth distribution in China and South Korea.
Languages
English Korean Chinese (Mandarin)
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+2
Skills
Fact Checking

Sekyung Park

Seoul, South Korea
Sekyung Park is a journalist based in Seoul, South Korea.

April 1, 2022 - Present: Technical Consultant and Monitoring Agent, Revival Broadcasting System (RBS), a private North Korean broadcasting station in South Korea.

July 26, 2020 - Present: Technical Consultant and Monitoring Agent, Read moreVoice of the Wilderness, Cornerstone Ministries International.

April 1, 2009 - Present: Technical Consultant and Monitoring Agent, National Unity Radio (UMG).

December 24, 2007 - Present: Technical Consultant and Monitoring Agent, North Korea Reform Radio (NKRR).

December 6, 2005 - Present: Technical Consultant and Monitoring Agent, Free North Korea Radio (FNK).

December 5, 2005: Founded Northeast Asian Broadcasting Institute (NEABI),currently serving as the Chief Director.

July 1, 2000 - Present: Monitoring Agent, Korean Service, Radio Taiwan International (RTI).

October 25, 1999: Founded Korea Shortwave Club (KSWC) and served as the inaugural President. Currently serving as a board member.

October 1, 1999 - February 29, 2008: Freelance Reporter, Korean Service, Voice of America (VOA).

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- August 1, 1990: Joined Christian Broadcasting System (CBS) as a Radio Engineer.
- August 1, 2005: Transitioned to CBS TV as a Master Control Room Engineer.
- 2017: Transferred to Assistant Master Control Room Engineer at CBS TV.
- November 30, 2021: Departed from CBS after completion of employment.
Languages
Japanese
Services
Video Rushes
Skills
Technology

Matthew Weigand

Seoul, South Korea
Matthew Weigand is a journalist that has been living in South Korea for 20 years and working as a journalist there for 18. He's spent that time applying his master's degree in Information Technology to journalism, from reporting on technology developments in South Korea to editing scientific papers Read moreproduced by its academics and also working to change the face of Korean-language web sites one domain at a time.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+20

William Seungmock Oh

Seoul, Korea, South
I was trained as a journalist specializing in international affairs via the MA in International Journalism at Cardiff University which is Britain’s top journalism school. In addition to advanced data-driven journalism training, I have learned how to analyze quantitative, qualitative and social data Read moreusing the scientific method through my BSc Psychology degree, which allows me to approach analysis from both humanistic and scientific angles, being meticulous in dealing with facts.

My journalistic project-based master’s thesis, China’s Strategic intention on the North Korean territory, investigated China’s claim on the historical identity of North Korean territory; China’s economic policy towards North Korea, including natural resource trades; China’s role in plausible scenarios for the future of North Korea. The thesis analyzed information from sources including governmental documents, public databases, reports from think tanks and newspapers, as well as my interviews with governmental officers of South Korea including a former unification minister, and experts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and South Korea, and escapees from North Korea.

I have work experiences of reporting on South Korea’s businesses, where I developed sources such as accountants directly dealing with companies of interest, the public affairs judge of the Seoul Central District Court, executives of conglomerate, banks, senior governmental officers, and PR officers.

I also have work experiences of reporting on goings-on inside North Korea as well as South Korea’s telecommunication regulatory issues, where I developed sources including governmental officers and experts.

I also reported on international political, financial, and human rights affairs for worldwide audience, through which I proved my faith that with investigative skills I can delve into the goings-on of anything.
Languages
English Korean
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+3
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+3

Hyungjin Kim

Seoul, South Korea
Hyungjin KIM is a journalist based in Seoul, South Korea.

Graduated from Seoul Institute of the Arts' Department of Broadcasting
Currently attending The University of North Korean Studies
Former TV Chosun video reporter
Languages
English Korean
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+7
Skills
Technology Sports War Reporter
+2

Musab Darwish

Seoul, South Korea
Musab Darwish is a journalist based in Seoul, South Korea.
Photo/journalist, Documentary Filmmaker, photographer and Human Rights Activist, is interested in documenting people’s life from a social/economic perspective.

Since the year 2010, I started my career as a photojournalist covering Read morepolitical events, the democratic movement in Egypt, the Egyptian revolution, and the conflicts that followed it from 2011 to 2014.

In 2012, I started to focus more on economic and social rights issues, and I started to work on documentary photography projects at [ECESR] Egyptian center for economic and social rights, those projects covered social justice, housing, and environmental rights those projects were published in ECESR research publications.

People are natural storytellers, the more I listen to people's stories and their suffering, the more I am drawn to making documentaries.

I started my filmmaking career with ECESR as well, 
I worked on documentary projects, like [Ramlet Bulaq, The other Egypt, and El-Max], In addition to a number of video reports covering the labor, economic and social movement in Egypt.

In Korea, I started working at "MWTV" as a photojournalist and content creator, through my work there I covered tens of migrants workers' activities and conditions, Furthermore, I made reports about the refugees' situation in Korea and covered many stories like [Meet Azza] and The Unremembered Refugees.

I had the opportunity to collaborate with UNHCR, and filmmaker Paul Wu to work on the “Belonging” film project.
Languages
Arabic English Korean
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+6
Skills
Politics War Reporter Investigative Reporting
+4

Komeil Soheili

Seoul, South Korea
Komeil Soheili is an experienced journalist, filmmaker, and author with over two decades of experience in journalism. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a Master's degree in Media Studies, providing him with a strong foundation in both the theoretical and practical aspects of journalism.Read more

Komeil has contributed to various publications and media outlets throughout his career, covering a diverse range of topics. He has written for Business Insider, Ozy, and other publications, providing valuable insights on social and environmental issues. As a panelist on Korean Arrirang TV, Komeil has also shared his knowledge on the social, economic, and political issues facing West Asia.

Komeil's filmmaking background informs his journalism work, and he has produced documentaries and news reports that have been featured on major media outlets such as BBC and National Geographic. His focus on sustainable industries and lifestyles has also led him to highlight the importance of sustainable practices in various industries, including new technologies and individual efforts.
Languages
English Persian (Farsi) Korean
Services
Documentaries Fact Checking
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+17

Chi Hee Choi

Seoul, South Korea
I am a freelance journalist based in Seoul, South Korea. I work for Korea's No. 1 English broadcasting station, Arirang, and I'm also a freelance journalist at the Voice of America (VOA) headquartered in Washington.
Languages
English Korean
Services
News Gathering Content Writing Research
+1
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+7

Ash Potter

Seoul, South Korea
Ash Potter is a journalist based in Seoul, South Korea available for broadcast journalism roles.

Ash Potter has worked for RTÉ News and radio covering the Itaewon crowd crush tragedy, VICE, The Washington Blade, hosted 103.2 Dublin City FM’s fashion & beauty radio show “Fully Dressed“, hosted “K-Read morepop Drop” on Babylon Radio, interned for Newstalk radio station, produced features & was the photo editor for the Student Media Awards 2020 nominee DUB8 magazine. 

UCLA Radio aired her radio documentary “Quentin Tarantino and The F-Word” in June, 2021. She also was a writer for online Japanese street fashion magazine The COMM.

She also currently produces and hosts the “K Beauty Krew” podcast about Korean beauty.

She writes opinion pieces, reviews, and showcases her portfolio on her blog. Her blog was in the top 5 nominees for ‘blog of the year’ at the Student Media Awards 2020. A short story she wrote was also nominated for a Student Media Award in 2021.
Languages
English
Services
Documentaries Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs

Raphael Rashid

Seoul, South Korea
Raphael Rashid is a seasoned freelance journalist based in Seoul, South Korea, with a deep-seated expertise in Korean affairs. His academic background in Korean Studies, which he pursued at both the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London and Korea University, has Read moreprovided him with a nuanced understanding of the Korean peninsula, its language, and inter-Korean relations. Raphael's reporting has been pivotal in covering significant political events where he offered critical analysis on South Korean public opinion and the intricate dynamics of inter-Korea relations.

Before embarking on his career in journalism, Raphael honed his skills in the corporate world, working for three years at Korea's largest global public relations agency. During this time, he represented some of Korea's most influential companies, which allowed him to gain invaluable experience in Korea's corporate worklife and a unique perspective on the inner workings of chaebols—the large family-owned business conglomerates that have a significant impact on the South Korean economy.
Languages
English French Korean
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+5
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+7

Luke Cleary

Seoul, South Korea
Luke Cleary is a broadcast journalist based in Seoul, South Korea since 2009.

Currently anchoring the news for KBS World TV and filing for TBS eFM 101.3MHz. 

For more work samples, check out my blog: https://lukeclearymedia.wordpress.com/

Here's my full work history in Korea:  

Read moreAnchoring News Today at KBS World has been my main position since August, 2013. Check out our website for the latest news…

http://news.kbs.co.kr/vod/program.do?bcd=0023#2017.12.20&1

I also file daily for TBS eFM, a domestic English language broadcast serving Seoul and surrounding areas. If you are in Seoul, you can tune in to 101.3Mhz. Anywhere else in the world — check out our website.

https://tbs.seoul.kr/eFm/index.do

Previously, I hosted a daily drive-time music program on the same network, TBS eFM, called Soundcheck from 2015 to 2017. It was a great opportunity to get in touch with the local music community, expats and Koreans alike. When we weren’t playing top 40 hits, cutting edge techno, classic rock b-sides and other world music obscurities, we invited local artists and touring musicians from around the world to play live on air.

I began my career as a foreign journalist at KBS World Radio from 2009-2011, copy-editing features, hosting programs and reading the news for our daily shortwave transmission. 

In 2012, I was invited to join the KBS International Relations department to help plan the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union General Assembly in Seoul that year. I stuck around for the 2013 Global News Forum, which KBS also hosted. Both were successful and constructive events with the participation of major international broadcasters from NHK-Japan and CCTV-China to CNN International and BBC World.
Languages
Korean
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+3
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+8

Jacco Zwetsloot

Seoul, South Korea
Jacco Zwetsloot is a podcaster, MC, panel moderator, tour guide, researcher, and editor based in Seoul, South Korea, since 2004. In short, he is a Jacco-of-all-trades. He hosts a weekly podcast for NK News, the world's only English language news service dedicated to factual reporting about North Read moreKorea. Jacco also appears frequently on Arirang TV to talk about current affairs in Korea. In Seoul he leads visiting delegations and VIP groups on storytelling historical walking tours and gives presentations about Korean history, society, economy, and politics.
Languages
English Korean Dutch
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Content Writing
+4
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Media Training
+6

Jeyup "Jay" Kwaak

Seoul, South Korea
Jay is a Seoul- and Tokyo-based reporter with 10+ years of experience covering everything from North Korea and corporate whistleblowers to contemporary art and a sit-down interview with BTS. His works have appeared in some of the best-respected outlets like the Wall Street Journal, the New York Read moreTimes, Al Jazeera English and NBC News. He is also the Seoul correspondent for Monocle magazine.
Languages
English French Italian
+2
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+11
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+8

Jiyong Hyun

Seoul, South Korea
Jiyong Hyun is a journalist based in Seoul, South Korea.
Languages
English Korean
Services
Photography Journalism
Skills
Politics Current Affairs War Reporter
+3

Anna Fifield

Seoul, South Korea
I am the Tokyo Bureau Chief for The Washington Post, covering Japan and the Koreas. 

My special interest in North Korea -- I have been there a dozen times and follow news from North Korea very closely -- but I am available to talk about all news in Japan, South Korea and North Korea. 

I Read morereally enjoy doing broadcast work and have previously appeared on NPR, BBC, Fox News, TVNZ, CNN, MSNBC, Deutsche Welle and France 24, among others.
Languages
English
Services
Live Reporting Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking
Book

Grace Moon

Seoul, South Korea
Grace Moon is a bilingual freelance journalist, producer and fixer based in Seoul, South Korea. Her print, audio and multimedia reporting on issues like South Korea's battle against the coronavirus, youth culture, North Korean cuisine and digital sex crimes has been published in outlets including Read moreNBC News, VICE, BBC, Public Radio International, The Independent and more. Grace has also served as a field producer for documentaries produced by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Radio-Canada and Channel Four. She is currently working as the Washington Post's global audiene editor and specializes in international breaking news and SEO trends and audience engagement strategy.
Languages
Korean
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+12
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+9

Mohammad Sadiq

Seoul, South Korea
Mohammad Sadiq is a journalist based in Seoul & Amman. 10+ years of academic and career background in entertainment, creative solutions and all things Korea. Sadiq holds strong understanding of the Korean peninsula and he is one of the very few people who can do it in Arabic.
Languages
Arabic English Korean
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+6
Skills
Current Affairs Film & Theatre Entertainment & Celebrity
+2

Lizzie Parker

Seoul, South Korea
I am a freelance broadcaster and digital journalist based in the Seoul, South Korea. Before moving here I worked in radio and television for 2 and a half years in a variety of news roles for commercial stations including Scottish Television and the Bauer radio group. 

As a international studies Read moremaster's student at Seoul National University, I have a good grasp of inter-Korean issues as well as domestic and regional current affairs and a number of useful contacts. I also run a Korean entertainment culture website which I write for and produce podcasts and have interviewed a number of influential figures in the Korean entertainment industry.

I have been studying Korean for 6 years and so have a working knowledge of the local language.
Languages
English Korean
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Fact Checking
Book

Thomas Maresca

Seoul, South Korea
I am a correspondent for UPI currently based in Seoul, South Korea, covering politics and news on the Korean peninsula. I also cover breaking news, geopolitics, business, environmental and human rights issues across Northeast and Southeast Asia. I was previously an Asia correspondent for USA Today Read moreand my work has also appeared in TIME, The Atlantic, The Times (UK), AP, Marketwatch and several other outlets. I also provide photos for publication and began shooting/producing video packages in 2016. I have done live phone for radio & Skype for TV for BBC World Service Radio & CNN International.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+7
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+12

Morten Soendergaard Larsen

Seoul, South Korea
I'm a journalist focusing on larger structural stories and the humans caught in it. I write and do radio packages as well as lives for both radio and tv. I mainly produce Danish content but I'm fluent in English and have produced for international news before.
Languages
Danish German English
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+10

Elaine Ramirez

Seoul, Korea, South
I'm Elaine Ramirez, a prose journalist and editor based in Seoul, South Korea.

I cofounded a web magazine in Chile and directed a print magazine in South Korea. I've written and edited for newspapers and magazines in New York, Santiago and Seoul. I currently cover Korea's politics, economics and Read moretech startup scene. Will travel for work.

From Seoul, I've written for The Guardian, The Diplomat, The Korea Herald, Groove Korea, Tech in Asia and Mashable Asia.

Interests: editorial direction/team project management, copy editing, long-form analysis, magazine/story packages

Topics: economics, welfare, development, social issues, entrepreneurship, startups, weird tech, sustainability, green tech
Languages
English Spanish Korean
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+3
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+3

Sean (Seong-Hyeon) Na

Seoul, South Korea
Sean Na, a 2017 graduate at the Missouri School of Journalism, is a freelancing journalist, blogger and storyteller based in Seoul, South Korea. 

He believes in street journalism. He believes everyone, even a homeless man, has a story to tell. These beliefs drive him to seek for stories at Read moreeverywhere his sweaty feet stand.

He previously worked as a reporter for The Arizona Republic, The Columbia Missourian, Bloomberg BNA, and The Associated Press.
Languages
English Korean
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Risk Analysis
+4
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+7

Jake Kwon

Seoul, South Korea
Jake Kwon is a CNN producer based in Seoul, South Korea.
Languages
English Korean
Services
News Gathering Fact Checking
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+5
Book

Han Kyul Kim

Seoul, South Korea
Han Kyul Kim is a documentary film maker based in South Korea.

Studied in the UK, speaks fluent English. 10 years of field experiences.

Produced and directed many full length documentaries.

Mainly documentary based but also available for commercial projects.
Languages
English
Services
Documentaries Fact Checking
Skills
Media Training Fact Checking

Mitch Shin

Seoul, South Korea
Mitch Shin is a journalist based in Seoul, South Korea.
Languages
English Spanish Korean
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop News Gathering
+8
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+10
Book
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