The Korea Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2020 is seeking Honorary Reporters for to promote Korea to the world.


■ Non-Korean national highly interested in and passionate about Korea
■ Active user of social media like Instagram, Facebook, Weibo and YouTube
■ Able to competently generate content* in one of the following languages: English, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, French, German, Japanese and Vietnamese
*Content can be in any format including written article, photo, video or illustration; YouTube content creator preferred


■ Write articles about a wide range of Korea and Koreana
■ Produce and promote YouTube videos and/or social media content related to Korea
■ Participate in KOCIS-run events or tourism programs with related organizations
*Successful applicants to receive detailed guidelines later


■ Small honorarium for those who produce superior work
■ Free trip to Korea for exemplar reporters who actively participate in events
■ Business and/or ID cards for those deemed outstanding
■ Free online and offline classes on Korea
■ Opportunities to be YouTube creator through experience in video planning, filming and editing
■ Letter of appointment* (hard copy) and small gifts for attending induction ceremony in Korea.
*Non-participants to receive letter in PDF form


■ Fill out (see the attached file) and submit the application form in one email message and send to both and
■ Candidates are kindly asked to attach links to their social media and YouTube pages.


Application period: Jan. 28-Feb. 28, 2020
Announcement: March 2020 via email notification
■ Launching ceremony*: Late April
*Only selected candidates to receive notice

Click here to download the application form.

Application Form (DOCX)

Application Form (PDF)