Korean Assistant Editor, Frieze Seoul 2024

Frieze is the world’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art, dedicated to artists, galleries, collectors and art lovers alike. Frieze comprises three publications, frieze magazine, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week; four international art fairs, Frieze London, Frieze LA, Frieze New York, Frieze Seoul and Frieze Masters; No.9 Cork Street, a permanent gallery space in the heart of London; regular talks and summits, led by friezeeditors; and frieze.com - the definitive resource for contemporary art and culture. Frieze is part of the IMG network.

Frieze Seoul is a new international art fair by the team behind premium art fairs such as Frieze London, Frieze Masters, Frieze New York and Frieze Los Angeles. The third edition of the fair is due to take place between September 4-72024 at COEX, in the Gangnam district in the heart of Seoul. 

We're looking for a Korean Assistant Editor to support our translation and editing work for Frieze Seoul 2024. The Korean Assistant Editor and Translator for Frieze Seoul 2024 will collaborate with the Korean Editor to provide support with translation and editorial tasks.


  • Translate documents from English to Korean and Korean to English accurately and efficiently, ensuring the preservation of the original meaning and tone.
  • Work collaboratively with the Korean Editor and other team members to maintain consistency and quality in translations.
  • Edit translated and original documents as necessary to rectify errors and enhance clarity.
  • Meet project deadlines and contribute to the overall success of translation projects.
  • Communicate effectively with the Editor and team members to clarify requirements and address any issues or concerns promptly.
  • Continuously enhance language skills and stay updated on industry developments and best practices to improve translation quality.
  • Work effectively under pressure and in live-time scenarios, demonstrating quick response and adaptability to meet urgent project needs.
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to ethical standards in handling sensitive information.


  • Native or near native proficiency in both English and Korean, with a strong grasp of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary in both languages.
  • Demonstrated translation experience, in English to Korean and Korean to English contents.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in translation and proofreading.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • A certification in translation, linguistics, or a related field is desirable.
  • Previous experience in translating visual art content is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Outlook and Microsoft Office suite.

Please Note:

  • This is a fixed term, full-time position until the 9th September 2024, applicants must be available immediately.
  • This role may require flexibility in working hours due to time zones.


To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV, examples of previous translation/editing work and details of why you’re interested in this position to HR@frieze.com. Unfortunately, due to a large number of applications we will not be able to respond to unsuccessful applications. Applicants must hold the right to work in the UK for the contract period.