Korean 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 Editor to support our translation and editing work for Frieze Seoul 2024. This role will work directly with teams, assign tasks to the assistant editor and translators, manage tasks, and ensure consistency in tone across all content.


  • Translate a variety of documents from English to Korean and Korean to English with precision, clarity, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Oversee translation projects, including task delegation to the translation team, establishing deadlines, updating the style guide and ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality translations.
  • Proofread and edit translated and original documents meticulously to maintain consistency, coherence, and adherence to established style guides.
  • Foster collaboration with each team to comprehend project requirements, provide regular updates, and address feedback effectively.
  • Offer guidance and support to translators, ensuring the maintenance of translation quality and relevance through constructive feedback.
  • Conduct research and stay updated on industry-specific terminology and language trends to enhance 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 proficiency in both English and Korean.
  • Proven editorial and translation experience in English to Korean and Korean to English contents.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of translating and editing both visual art contents and marketing materials is desirable.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities, with the capacity to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with team members and clients.
  • A certification in translation, linguistics, or a related field 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.

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV, examples of previous translations/editing 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.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Statement 

Frieze unites people in our love of the arts. We understand this can only be accomplished when we harness the entirety of our company and lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we are committed to practicing anti-discrimination including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability, together with artists, writers, and cultural practitioners from all backgrounds. There is still much work to be done to address systemic inequality and discrimination within the arts and culture industry, and we are dedicated to making progress to both within our own organization and the art world at large.