About

Welcome to my portfolio website.

I am a labor, environment and education reporter at The Korea Herald, the No. 1 English newspaper in South Korea.

Just before joining The Korea Herald in May 2020, I spent about 15 months as a business reporter at The Korea JoongAng Daily mainly covering the country’s automobile industry and biopharmaceutical sector. During my stay, I reported and wrote around 700 stories and published more than 70 feature stories for the publication.

Soon after graduating college, I spent around 10 months as a marketing content coordinator at an insurance industry headhunting firm The Jacobson Group and served as the one and only corporate writer crafting thought leadership pieces, blog posts and white papers for the company and its executives.

Before graduating from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism in March 2018, I worked as an investigative reporter for The Medill Justice Project, an investigative journalism center that examines potentially wrongful convictions.

Prior to returning to Illinois, I spent 3 months in Northern California working as a general assignment reporter at The Sacramento Bee. I mainly covered crime, local news, state politics and courts. I produced dozens of well-reported stories during the internship and was trained as a morning shift crime beat reporter. For breaking news events, I often collaborated with other reporters and photographers to feature multimedia contents and reach out to audience across multiple social media platforms.

Linkedin: Jun Tae Ko
Twitter: @juntaeko