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Seoul Outside The US (No State) Korea, Republic of (South Korea)


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Data Correspondent (Seoul, Republic of Korea)

Job ID: 8344
Job Views: 113
Location: Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per month
Posted: 01.24.2023

Job Description

NK PRO is seeking a hard-working, tenacious, and creative reporter/analyst to work as Data Correspondent in South Korea. Working at our newsroom in Seoul, the desired candidate will be expected to identify and write news and analysis of developments from the North Korea-related sanctions, trade data, maritime and aviation sectors.

If you’re looking to make an impact with data-driven work on North Korea, writing for NK PRO is the way to go. In our 12th year of operation, NK News and NK PRO are the industry leaders in English language news, analysis and opinion on North Korea. We have one of the most influential reader bases in this field, with a significant client list that includes every foreign ministry of prominence with an interest in DPRK issues, military and intelligence of all key countries following the peninsula, leading universities focusing on Korean studies, the full UN system, key NGOs and humanitarian groups, as well as major news agencies and news outlets writing on the Koreas. We also count major banks, financial institutions and multinational companies among our subscribers.

Job Requirements

For this role, we are seeking an individual with a proven track record of working on all or some of the beats required for the position: sanctions, trade data, maritime activities, and aviation.

The successful candidate will have strong expertise in data analysis, investigative research, trade issues, or sanctions reporting. The role requires a highly analytical and inquisitive mind, creative problem-solving skills, strong writing and statistics skills, and investigative vigor that enables the candidate to get to the bottom of complex trade networks or opaque corporate constructs.

We are looking for:
  • Demonstrable interest in North Korea-related issues
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, computer science, statistics, economics, or a related field
  • Experience in data journalism, investigative research, trade issues, or sanctions reporting
  • Strong interest in business, economics, sanctions, counter-terrorism, and global trade
  • Ability to articulate how insights gained from original research impact clients in the Asia Pacific region
  • Strong English writing skills, and ability to produce accurate content on tight deadlines
  • Ability to read Chinese or Russian is a plus

Interested? Send a resume and cover letter explaining why you’re suited for the job to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. 

Salary: 4-6m KRW, depending on experience

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