Oct 052018

NORTH KOREA ANALYST (Seoul based, full-time)
NK Pro – the sister publication of NK News – is seeking a full-time analyst to join our busy staff.
Preferably working from our office in Seoul, South Korea (though exceptionally high-quality remote-working candidates will be considered), the chosen candidate will work closely with our CEO and Managing Editor to provide regular written and presentational analysis of fast-moving events in and around North Korea.
This is a challenging but deeply rewarding job for either an up-and-coming or already established North Korea specialist who is keen to influence global affairs on DPRK issues while simultaneously making their mark at a fast-growing company.
The chosen candidate will be expected to:
Hold a post-graduate degree (Masters or higher) related to international security, international relations, North Korea studies, or related topic area
Demonstrate a deep understanding of and interest in contemporary North Korean issues: the economy, international relations, leadership, WMD, and sanctions
Strong news judgment with an ability to find fresh analytic angles on developing news
Demonstrate past experience and ability in writing clear and succinct research and analysis for business, political, and diplomatic audiences to tight deadlines
Strong presentational skills: the chosen candidate will be expected to speak at events, as well as brief clients and make TV appearances on behalf of the company
Willingness to occasionally work irregular and at antisocial hours when the news cycle requires it
Have an openness to international travel
Korean language proficiency is strongly preferred, though not a firm requirement
Proficiency in other relevant languages, particularly Chinese, Japanese, or Russian, is also an asset
How to apply? Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, and three examples of North Korea-focused writing and/or spoken presentations to Chad O’Carroll (email) and Oliver Hotham (email) by November 1. /
Desired start date: December or January
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

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