The position has a strong emphasis on developing sources, breaking news and writing strong, insightful enterprise that illuminates and explains the complicated relationship between the Koreas for AP’s global audience. The focus will be on North Korea’s relations with the South and the rest of the world, its nuclear ambitions, and its plans for succession and its future. The reporter will also be called on periodically to help cover a diverse range of topics about North and South Korea, including news, politics, entertainment, sports and business news, as well as enterprising features that capture the trends shaping this dynamic region.
The ideal candidate is a fast, aggressive reporter with strong English writing skills and Korean language fluency who is capable of handling both spot news and enterprise. Experience producing video, photo and/or interactive content is a plus. Either way, the reporter will work closely with AP’s video and photo staff and contribute to interactives and social media. They must be comfortable and adept at utilizing South Korea’s cutting-edge technology in the course of reporting.
The successful candidate has demonstrated excellence as a reporter, with at least four years full-time professional journalism experience.
The ideal candidate has proven experience reporting on Korea, with a broad knowledge and understanding of the peninsula’s history and an interest or expertise on North Korea. The candidate must be fluent in Korean and demonstrate fluency in written and spoken English.
The selected candidate must be able to obtain legal authorization to work in South Korea if not currently authorized to do so.
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