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National editor

San Francisco, CA
March 24, 2018

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David Volodzko

National Editor at Korea JoongAng Daily / Writer at South China Morning Post

San Francisco, CA • +82-10-211*-**** •

Digital and print journalist offering over seven years’ experience in editing and storytelling, whose work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Vice and Slate, and who has appeared as a regular guest on BBC as well as CBC, ABC Australia and HuffPo Live.


Korea JoongAng Daily

National editor, March 2016 - present

-Determine which stories to break or post on Facebook and Twitter

-Edit on-call, breaking news events

-Take on the editor-in-chief’s duties 1-2 days per week

-Train reporters on storytelling, fact-checking, style

-Also sports editor 2016-2017, during which time I tripled workflow

-Helped grow Korea JoongAng Daily’s Twitter followers by 19%

-Edit the business and culture sections and copy edit as needed

South China Morning Post

Writer, August 2016 - present

-Reported on Korea’s Me Too movement, Pyongyang’s Olympic diplomacy and THAAD

-Consistently one of the site’s top-trending authors

The Diplomat

Writer, August 2014 - January 2017

-Wrote on a broad range of issues related to Chinese and Korean politics and society


Writer, August 2015 - June 2016

-Covered Hollywood’s efforts to cater to Chinese audiences, sexism in the K-pop industry, U.S.-China space exploration and the prevalence of HIV among Chinese men who have sex with men

-Featured on HuffPo Live for an article I wrote about China’s illegal overseas logging industry

The Jamestown Foundation

Writer, May 2015 - March 2016

-My work on drug trafficking in China was cited by a congressional panel, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission


Writer, September 2011 - September 2014

-Wrote about the 2010 Haiti earthquake, right-wing populism in Denmark’s 2011 elections, Tibetan self-immolation and more

10 Magazine

Writer, June 2011 - August 2012

-Wrote restaurant reviews, neighborhood guides, travel pieces and cultural explainers on topics such as Confucianism, soju drinking etiquette and dating in Korea

Seo Kyeong University

Lecturer, March 2009 - September 2011

-Taught public speaking, writing and debate

-Also taught at Changwon University and Soongshil University

Cheongju National University of Education

Visiting professor, March 2008 - March 2009

-Taught public speaking, writing and debate


“China Wins Its War Against South Korea – Without Firing A Shot,” SCMP. November 18, 2017.

“North Korea’s Secret Weapon? Economic Growth,” Bloomberg. September 15, 2017.

“Life in Little Pyongyang,” Roads and Kingdoms & Slate. August 21, 2017.

“Does South Korea Protest Too Much?,” The Wall Street Journal. December 19, 2016.

“The Rise of South Korea’s Craft Brewing Scene,” Vice. August 11, 2016.


BBC’s Impact with Yalda Hakim

BBC World Service

BBC’s The Briefing

BBC Radio 5

BBC Good Morning Wales

BBC Radio Scotland

CBC News

LOVE SPORT Radio with Ian Stone

ABC Australia

HuffPo Live


Master of Arts (M.A.), Liberal Studies, State University of New York at Stony Brook March 2012

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University December 2002


InDesign, InCopy Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point Twitter, SEO AP, Chicago, NYT, MLA


English (native) Japanese (intermediate) Korean (intermediate) Chinese (basic) Spanish (basic)


Mogu Gallery blog, founder, 2016 - 2017

Rational Consent blog, founder, 2014 - 2016

Sogo Community Center, volunteer instructor, 2006-2008

Green Acres Elementary School, at-risk youth mentor, 2002-2003

Flagstaff Animal Shelter, foster care provider, 2001-2002

Virginia Tech Gymnastics Club, coach, 2000-2001

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