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Journalist, BBC Korean

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, part of BBC News, delivering a wide range of language and regional services and working increasingly with other parts of

BBC News to serve global audiences. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 468 million globally, including TV, digital platforms, radio, digital satellite and cable channels.

BBC News Korean is part of the 16 services of the Asia Region and is spread across Seoul and London. The multimedia service broadcasts on radio and has a thriving online and social media presence.

The service aims to make international news relevant to our Korean audience. Our service brings quality, impartial, original journalism with news and current affairs to the Korean speaking audience.

Role Responsibility

As the BBC Korean reporter you will play a crucial role within a newly established service, providing digital and radio content. You will be providing timely, expert and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs but with special attention to stories of concern to a Korean audience on the Korean Peninsula and around the world.  

Your role will require you to advise teams on stories in the region for wider BBC consumption and will require you to report in Korean and English for multiplatform outlets, including online, social media and radio..

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have the following;

  • Must have proven track record of covering and producing original stories for Korean media
  • Must have a formal training in writing Korean news articles, and possess intermediate level of English
  • Experience of producing news content for digital platform or social media is desirable
  • Experience in in-depth, impactful investigative journalism is desirable
  • Experience of presenting content on air is desirable

Package Description

Local terms and conditions apply
Contract type: 2 years FTC
Location: Seoul

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to live and reside in the South Korea.

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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