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KEI Employment


Director of Media Relations

Posted Date

April, 3rd 2024


Category: Full-time, hybrid position with the option of two days of remote work each week

The Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) is a US policy research and public outreach organization dedicated to helping Americans understand the breadth and importance of the relationship with the Republic of Korea. Through our publications, programs, and public events, KEI seeks to advance understanding of Korea in ways that will inform policymakers and the American public of the economic and political implications of our connections to the Korean Peninsula.

KEI is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team. The Director of Media Relations will develop and implement KEI’s media strategy and be in charge of video and podcast production. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a journalism background and deep expertise on Korea and a broad range of issues relevant to US-Korea relations, including US national security policy, the US-Korea alliance, North Korea, and relations in the Indo-Pacific.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI)’s strategic outreach and external engagement with traditional media.

  • Develop and implement outreach and communications plans, programs, and materials to raise awareness and visibility of KEI leadership, fellows, and special projects.
  • Lead targeted media outreach for KEI’s priorities related to promoting dialogue and understanding between the United States and Korea.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with news media (including Korean correspondents), think tanks, and other external stakeholders and interested parties.
  • Moderate forums on pressing issues for the U.S.-ROK alliance.
  • Write and distribute press releases.
  • Schedule and conduct high-profile interviews, live or pre-recorded on multiple media formats (video and podcast).
  • Research topic to be discussed, prepare questions, and elicit information from interviewees.
  • Translate content into Korean or English as needed.
  • Track KEI’s media presence and develop strategies to improve exposure to traditional media.
  • Conduct final review of content and oversee final editing of event videos and audio products.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Ability to conceive, organize, and deliver media programs to achieve public understanding of U.S.- ROK relations with demonstrated results.
  • Experience in organizing public events and conducting external engagement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of U.S.-ROK economic policy, DPRK relations, history, and foreign policy objectives.
  • Mastery of multimedia principles and methods to write, edit, and produce, integrated, targeted, and balanced scripts or programs for a major international or national news organization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the basic objectives and policies of the Korea Economic Institute of America in order to develop and produce media relations content consistent with these objectives and policies.
  • B.A. required.
  • Proficiency in English and Korean.
  • 10+ years of experience in media relations and broadcasting.


  • 401(k): 8% of base salary and 100% vested
  • Health insurance: KEI pays 100% of the premiums for medical, prescription, dental, and vision.
  • Life insurance: KEI covers 100% of the premium.
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Paid vacation days, sick leave, and personal days
  • 12-week paid parental leave
  • Severance pay
  • Commuter benefits: Up to $300 monthly for public transit
  • Professional development

Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter demonstrating their interest in KEI’s mission, and a portfolio of samples of previous audio and video work with their application to . We review applications on a rolling basis. Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted for further consideration. Thank you for your interest in joining our team as Director of Media Relations.

KEI is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.