JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

Social Media Editor, NBC10 Boston, Newton, Mass:                         October 2016-Present

  • Manage station’s official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat accounts, supervising web producers to deliver news to 600,000 followers.
  • Develop social strategies to promote major reports, including use of hashtag campaigns, social graphics and videos, and Facebook Live.
  • Coordinate cross-platform campaigns for television and digital, including “Boston’s Best” tournaments that drive up to 70,000 website visits.
  • Write and produce weekly Instagram and Snapchat show, “The Recap.”
  • Train on-air talent with collective 600,000 followers, creating personalized social strategies.
  • Source user-generated content through hashtag campaigns including #FollowingNBC10Boston, clearing over 7,000 photos for use.

Freelance Journalist:                                                                    March 2015-September 2016

  • Write enterprise stories including long-form on mixed-race Korean adoptees for NBC News and reports from South Korea for the Wall Street Journal.

 

Digital News Desk Editor, Korea Times, Seoul, Korea:         August 2014-February 2015

  • Assigned and edited stories for publication on website of most established English-language Korean daily news organization.
  • Managed company’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts and oversaw six-fold increase in number of social media followers.
  • Spearheaded SEO, including overhaul of website’s multilingual features, resulting in 75 percent year-on-year increase in traffic.

 

Staff Reporter, Korea Times:                                                                  July 2009-August 2014

  • Lead political reporter for major events including death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
  • Published notable investigative reports on the use of forced labor to make Korean banknotes, labor abuses on fishing vessels and trafficking of Korean nationals.

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts-Amherst                                                                        June 2001

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, English

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Honorable Mention, Excellence in Human Rights Reporting, Society of Publishers in Asia 2014 Awards for Editorial Excellence

 

LEADERSHIP

  • President, Asian American Journalists Association New England Chapter
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