Do you have a lot of opinions about Hallyu that you like to share? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for a website that covers Korean entertainment? Are you an avid reader of Seoulbeats and would like to contribute to the site?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
1) Writers who are interested in writing about music, dramas, film, variety shows, and socio-cultural topics. We want writers who can contribute at least once a week for up to six months. We do a lot of workshopping and training with potential applicants so we’re looking for writers who are open to feedback and critique. We are very flexible and will work around your schedule.
WHAT YOU’ll GET:
– Access to a lively and helpful resource of knowledgeable K-pop fans. Submerge yourself in a team of experts who can foster and develop your knowledge of all things Hallyu. Become a part of a vibrant community of knowledgeable writers and fans who will nurture and challenge your perspectives on K-pop.
– The chance to have your voice and opinions heard on a large platform and receive extensive feedback from our staff of experienced editors and our diverse readership.
– Build your resume and portfolio while learning from a lot of great mentors. Our writers have been able to use the work they’ve done for Seoulbeats in their professional careers.
– Get close to idols and other Korean celebrities by covering and attending events. We don’t have a requirement for location since our work is done remotely, but if you’re located in or are willing to travel to a major city where K-pop artists visit from time to time, you may be able to attend concerts as press. In the past, we’ve been able to get press access to big events like KCON LA, KCON NY, SXSW, and many more.
If you’re interested in applying, send us the following items in an email to recruiting[at]seoulbeats[dot]com with the subject line “March 2017: [Your name]”
1) A sample of K-pop writing that you’ve done before. This sample should show us your writing style and your ability to parse K-pop current events. The recommended length is approximately 500 words. If you don’t have a prior writing sample, you may write something specifically for this application. Please copy and paste the writing sample into the body of your email.
2) A list of three reasons why you would be a good fit for the team.
If you applied in the past and wish to apply again, you are more than welcome to do so!
We’ll be accepting applications until Wednesday, March 29 at 11:59 PM EST.
*The deadline for applications has passed but if you’re interested in contributing to Seoulbeats, you may inquire about potential opportunities by contacting the recruiting team at the email listed above.
Best of luck to all applicants and feel free to leave your questions in the comments!
(Images via Big Hit Entertainment, Jellyfish Entertainment)