Happy Seollal! PLUS Call for Writers



Saehae bok mahni badeuseyo!

The Lunar New Year mass exodus from Seoul has begun. Sidle up to a bowl or two of TteokGuk (recipe here).

While you’re here, we’re looking for some writers to join us at ZenKimchi. Specifically, we are looking for Korean food writers in the L.A., Chicago, and Atlanta areas as well as people in Korea outside Seoul (come on Busanites). Our writers have gotten professional gigs and media attention by local, national, and international media.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Korean food lovers
  • Someone who writes in a unique voice
  • Good photo skills are a plus
  • No content farm hacks–as in, people who shop their articles to multiple blogs to get hits

If you already run a blog then double posting on ZenKimchi works as well. Hit that contact info link above (or the one I just linked).


Author: ZenKimchi

Joe McPherson founded ZenKimchi in 2004. He has been featured and sourced in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, CNN, KBS, MBC, SBS, Le Figaro, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Harper’s Bazaar Korea, The Chosun Weekly, and other Korean and international media. He has consulted for "Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain," The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, the PBS documentary series “Kimchi Chronicles,” and other projects in the UK, Canadan, and Australia featuring celebrity chefs such as Gizzi Erskine and Gary Mehigan. Mr. McPherson has written for multiple Korean and international publications, including SEOUL Magazine, JoongAng Daily, The Korea Herald, Newsweek Korea and wrote the feature article for U.S. National publication Plate magazine’s all-Korean food issue. He has acted as dining editor for 10 Magazine and was on the judging panel for Korea for the Miele Guide. He spoke at TEDx Seoul on Korean food globalization, at TED Worldwide Talent Search on the rise of Korean cuisine, and in New York City on Korean Buddhist temple cuisine. The company ZenKimchi International organizes food tours for tourists and corporations and acts as a media liaison for foreign and Korean media and local restaurants and producers.

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