Korea Business Tip – “How Should I Translate My Director Job Title to Korean”
It’s amazing how often a simple question can have a non-simple answer. This week’s tip covers the translation of the job title “director”.
This is one of the most common job titles we translate for business clients and a comprehensive review of the options is long overdue.
My answer to the question takes up a full article on my weblog:
“How Do You Write ‘Director’ in Korean?” Tips on Translating ‘Director’ to Korean
The following summary distills the answers down to the basics:
1. Director positions within a traditional corporate structure or on the board of directors: 이사 2. Director positions outside a traditional corporate hierarchy but which have responsibility for directing an organization: of a study institute – 원장 of a clinic or hospital – 원장 of a committee – 회장 of an office of some sort – 실장, 소장, 센터장, 협회장, 부장 or 국장 (depending on context) of a research institute – 소장 of a larger government office – 청장 3. Director positions in the arts: 감독 or 디렉터 4. Others of a choir – 지휘자 of programming for a TV show – PD 5. If you don’t want think about, just write 디렉터 Additional Resources on KBC and Elsewhere about Marketing a Business in Korea ** Comments are always welcome. If you have additional insights or come across information here that you disagree with or that needs to be updated — or just want to know something — don’t hesitate to leave a comment and share your opinion/knowledge/question! Steven Bammel 2017-05-19T04:00:38+00:00