We’ve finally come to the epic conclusion of our first OH!Press recruitment! We had plenty of qualified applicants, so some of us may have actually broken a sweat when making our final decision (or was that just me?).
Really quickly, I’d like to outline our application process, so that you guys know exactly how the following people were chosen.
All Press staff members read each application, which was quite a bit of reading, as each applicant supplied several writing samples.
For the first voting round, Press staff members upvoted or downvoted each application with a short explanation. Those that received less than 50% favor were eliminated.
For the second voting round, Press staff members gave a “Yes” or “No” to each remaining applicant, providing a more in-depth explanation to back up their decision. The applicants that received over 50% “No” votes were eliminated.
Our Press staff members discussed the remaining applications and chose the following five people to invite to be on the OH!Press team.
We’re happy to welcome the following users to the OH!Press team!
Rinne’s got quite the personality, and a lot of our users know it. Her application was full of charisma and I think it’s safe to say that she charmed our whole staff with her enthusiasm. She is full of big ideas and we’re looking forward to seeing her contributions to the OneHallyu blog!
HallyuNoona is newer to OneHallyu, but she has extensive blogging experience, writing for her own website, as well as other various outlets. Her interests include KPOP and other aspects of Korean culture, such as TV, food, art, and even sports. Please anticipate her fun personality that shines through her writing!
arctic_moss offers an interesting point-of-view into the KPOP world, previously writing for the online legal community. In addition to offering her insight into various scandals, she’ll be bringing “newbies” up to speed with her KPOP culture introduction articles. Look forward to some thought-provoking writing!
nxue123 has a wide range of interests, while partially aligned with the majority of the forum (Korean, Japanese, and Chinese entertainment), also represents the minority. She has major interest in Taiwanese entertainment and is looking forward to showcasing artists and dramas that you may not have caught onto yet. Get ready to find your favorite Taiwanese artist!
LoveIsEnergy is an avid KPOP fan, who has a particular interest in girl groups and nugus. In addition to KPOP, he enjoys Japanese female soloists. His writing experience spans from professional to personal blogging and we are excited to see what groups he introduces to our readers.