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Korean Speaking Freelance Journalists

paydesk has 46 reporters who speak Korean. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Korean are Roselyne Min and Jingyi Ge. Use our journalist directory to find an Korean speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Korean



Roselyne Min

Copenhagen, Denmark
I'm a multimedia journalist based in Copenhagen, Denmark with broad interests across the Nordic region.
Languages
English Korean Swedish
Services
Journalism
Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity Research Travel
+6

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

Wooram Lee

Incheon, South Korea
WOORAM LEE is a journalist based in Incheon, South Korea.

12+ years of experience in creating infographics, company PR video,
independent film, TV current affairs program, documentary, and more.
Languages
Korean
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs

Anne Macharia

Nairobi, Kenya
Hello there, fellow enthusiasts of the media world! I am Anne, your versatile companion in the realm of on-camera online experiences, live phoners for radio and TV, captivating audio packages, riveting interviews, and engaging documentary films. As a skilled fixer and field producer, I thrive in Read morecurating immersive content that captivates and informs audiences. With a kindled passion for crafting captivating stories, I am here to bring your vision to life, seamlessly blending creativity and expertise.
Languages
English Korean Swahili
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+2
Skills
Current Affairs Politics Risk Analysis
+5

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 Climate Change Natural Disasters
+7

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
War Reporter Technology Travel
+2

Paul Stafford

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Paul Stafford is a journalist and photographer based in Birmingham and London, United Kingdom. He works on a freelance basis and is always on the lookout for new stories and leads. He is interested in everything but specialises in Ukraine, Mexico, South Korea, Scotland and Spain. He's available to Read moretravel to wherever the story may be on short notice. He is set up so that he is available to report at a moment's notice.
He has worked extensively in travel reporting, as well as recently undertaking journalistic assignments across Ukraine and in Crimea.
Languages
Spanish French Korean
Services
Documentaries News Gathering Feature Stories
+7
Skills
War Reporter Music Climate Change
+16

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
Breaking News Investigative Reporting Research
+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
Investigative Reporting Cultural Arts & Books
+17

Alemayehu Sori

Minneapolis, United States of America
ALEMAYEHU SORI is a journalist based in Minneapolis, United States of America.
Languages
Avestan Amharic Aragonese
+113
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

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
Investigative Reporting Food & Drink Breaking News
+7

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
Research Social Training
+6

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
Social Cultural Technology
+8

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
Technology Politics Finance
+8

Jiyong Hyun

Seoul, South Korea
Jiyong Hyun is a journalist based in Seoul, South Korea.
Languages
English Korean
Services
Photography Journalism
Skills
Politics Breaking News Social
+3

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
Arts & Books Fact Checking Business
+3

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
Entertainment & Celebrity Film & Theatre Fact Checking
+2

Rob York

Honolulu, United States of America
Rob York is a journalist based in Honolulu, United States of America, with experience covering international relations, diplomacy, foreign affairs and internal politics in the US and Asia.
Languages
English Korean
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+6
Skills
Current Affairs Cultural Fact Checking
+9

Yena Lee

Beijing, China
I'm a broadcast journalist based in Beijing. 
Available for live TV stand ups in breaking news situations and/or rolling coverage of international events. I also film rushes and soundbites.
Languages
English French Korean
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+6
Skills
Politics Media Training Social
+4

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

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
Current Affairs Technology Breaking News
+9

Zack Baddorf

New York, United States of America
I'm a journalist and filmmaker with more than 15 years of experience producing award-winning stories in more than 30 countries, including Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the West Bank, Kashmir, and Iraq, as well as rebel-held territory in Sri Lanka and Burma.

I've reported for Al Jazeera Read moreEnglish, Newsweek, VICE, RYOT, NPR, BBC, CBS, AP, the Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times, and other international publications in video, radio, photo, and print formats.

Most recently, I spent a year working as a civilian videographer for the U.S. special forces command in Afghanistan. At rural, remote bases, I captured video of U.S. special forces and Afghan security forces.

I also work as an adjunct professor at New York University and New York Film Academy teaching public relations and broadcast journalism. I've got a master of fine arts degree in documentary studies, a master of arts degree in international relations, another master’s in public relations and a bachelor's in journalism.
Languages
German Greek English
+80
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Business Current Affairs Science & Environment
+7

John Everard

London, United Kingdom
I am a retired diplomat.  I served as UK Ambassador to Belarus (1993-1995), Uruguay (2001-2005) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) (2006-2008).  From 2011-2012 I coordinated the UN Security Council's Panel of Experts on North Korea.  

I comment on international Read moreaffairs generally with an emphasis on North Korea.
Languages
German English French
+3
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Content Writing Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+2
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs

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 Current Affairs Science & Environment
+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
Breaking News Research Natural Disasters
+7
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