Hello. My name is Bo Hee Kim and I am a digital journalist.

I want to find new ways to tell stories. I’m particularly interested in web-based apps, responsive design (which this portfolio is) and social media.
I also like things that aren’t related to news, but those interests are none of your business.


Currently, I am the Product Manager at Storify. My primary focus to advocate for our users. Using metrics and interviews, I anticipate user needs and problems. I used to be our Community Manager as well, increasing out user engagement via social media. I take that feedback and put it front and center when coordinating our product road map. I pinch hit as the iPhone Product Manager. In my free time, I volunteer as a board member of the San Francisco chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.



Before that, I conceptualized, wireframed and produced a mobile platform for a hyperlocal news site with my New Media Women Entrepreneur grant from the McCormick Foundation.
I was also an editorial intern for All Things Digital, an online editor for Newzwag/Agence France-Presse (AFP), a Live Online Discussions intern for washingtonpost.com, a multimedia producer for Richmond Confidenial, and a Korean media intern for New America Media. I got my Master’s in New Media from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

If you like what you see, you should check out my resume and portfolio for more. If you still like what you see, you should offer me a job.

You can also download my resume here.



Product Manager

Increased user engagement via social media. Owned the product road map and worked closely with engineering using Pivotal Tracker. Coordinated busi- ness priorities with design solutions and engineering bandwidth. Anticipated user needs and problems through interviews and metrics.

McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneur

Mobile Site Product Manager

Designed/Wireframed and produced a mobile platform for Richmond Confi- dential, a hyperlocal news site. In addition to displaying the news, the plat- form developed features to highlight community activities and events, adding functionality to add value for users on the go.

All Things D


Posted to Voices and reported tech news. Developed strategies for Facebook and Pinterest. Managed and moderated content for the D10 (ATD Confer- ence) iPhone app.


Community Manager

Handled the social media by posting to Twitter and Facebook. Wrote blogposts and newsletter e-mails. Recorded screencast tutorials on our different features. Featured interesting usecases on the homepage. Represented Storify at the 2011 Asian American Journalists Association by speaking on a panel about social media as a reporting tool.

Newzwag/Agence France-Presse(AFP)

Online Editor

Experimented with new ways to engage people with the news. Packaged content from AFP’s news wires to create iPhone apps, news quizzes and an interactive map.


Online Discussions Intern

I produced various discussions for the live online discussions desk. I editorially screened questions, copyedited transcripts and booked guest “speakers” that our online audience would be interested in. I learned how to moderate online conversations and engage the audience.

The California Aggie

Staff Writer

I wrote 1-4 stories a day, focusing on campus news and features for my school newspaper.

New America Media

Korean Media Intern

I monitored Korean news for content we could summarize and post on the website. I also reported on meth use in the Korean-American community.

Honors and Awards

McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs Award

Ken Wong Memorial Scholarship

Randy Shilts Memorial Award for Exceptional Reporting

Online News Association Student Newsroom/strong>

California Health Journalism Fellow


UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Received a master’s in new media.

UC Davis

Received a bachelor’s in English with honors in creative writing.

Skills and Interests

I’m interested in

  • Mobile Platforms
  • Data Visualization
  • User Interface
  • Web Design
  • Social Media

I know the basics of

  • Mapping
  • Video editing
  • Mobile reporting
  • Photography

Some programs I know

  • Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Google Spreadsheets
  • WordPress
  • GeoCommons
  • After Effects


Stop by and say hello! If you want to get in touch, click above to find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or just e-mail me.