Calling all lovers of Korean music! We want you!

Image above from Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 2012 (Source: YourIncheon)

Attention music lovers!

Do you know your G-Dragon from your Beenzino from your MUSTARD? Do you know your CNBLUE from your Clazziquai from your Ubare’s Picnic?

If so, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for writers who love independent and up and coming Korean music as much as we do to assist our Music Editor. Whether your passion is hip hop, indie, rock, EDM or a bit of everything, we want you in our team.

As part of our music team you will be responsible for making playlists, writing editorial and recommendation articles and writing, conducting and editing interviews (Korean language skills are not required but they would be a big plus). Depending on where you live, we may occasionally ask you to go to gigs and events and review them (with free tickets of course!).

If you are interested in this position all you need to send us is:

A themed playlist of 10-15 songs (which can be a mix of any kind of Korean music including K-pop as long as it is mostly non-K-pop) with a short 1 or 2 paragraph introduction


A list of 5-10 questions for an artist of your choice that you would like to interview (no K-pop please!)


A recommendation list article of 4 or more artists (either indie, rock or hip hop) who you think our audience might appreciate (Here are some examples of our style)

This position is currently unpaid but it is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in writing about music professionally. We offer a lot of flexibility and freedom as this is a voluntary role and it’s also a great way to connect with people who also love Korean music!

Send your sample articles to and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email, tweet us @BeyondHallyu or leave a comment here.

If you are interested in writing about something other than music, we have more openings available here.

  • emily_10

    this is confusing: “A themed playlist of 10-15 songs (which CAN BE a mix of any kind of
    Korean music including K-pop as long as it is mostly NON-K-pop)” ._o anyone care to clear this up pls? :)

    • whateverwha

      Playlist = 80% NON kpop + 20% kpop
      Playlist = 100% NON kpop

      • sasha_BH

        A nice balance would be good. Korea has so much amazing music to offer, is such a shame not to share it. We are looking for people to do that with. So if anyone is interested in doing that, then send us a quick submission :)

    • Lizzie (beyondhallyu)

      Hi Emily,
      Sorry for the delay in response. Basically what whatevawha said. We’re looking for people who know a lot about different types of alternative music and not just mainstream K-pop so we’re asking for playlists that prove the author knows a lot about at least one type of Korean alternative music :)

  • Karine Dukuze

    they mean without the k-pop format. less commercial music