Heesun Wee: I’m a multimedia journalist and build impactful narratives across platforms. I spot and develop character-driven print stories and documentary shorts that break down complex topics for broad audiences.
Currently at LinkedIn as a senior producer, I’m working on a documentary series about the state of work in America.
I’ve launched digital video series and original reporting investigations at outlets including CNBC, Yahoo! Finance and News and Bloomberg Businessweek. My writing has appeared in NBCNews.com, MSN.com, Quartz and elsewhere.
Also a 2017 class graduate of the Online News Association’s (ONA) Women’s Leadership Accelerator, a selective training seminar for leaders in digital media. #ONAWLA
I’ve won several national awards for my work including the:
NY State Society of CPAs – Excellence in Financial Journalism award for “China is changing your dinner plate.” The multimedia coverage included a documentary short and long form narrative that revealed how the world’s second largest economy is altering U.S. agriculture with broad consequences, from water consumption to food distribution and availability.
Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) – Best in Business award in the digital explanatory category for “Millennials are shaking North Korea’s regime.” The long form narrative and documentary short showed how millennials are using smuggled technology from China to become aware of the outside world and spark incremental change. Video included exclusive footage of a black market inside North Korea. The story was copied by other outlets including NPR.
Multimedia training. I’ve taught at places like the New School in New York City.
I started at the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles. I’m based in Los Angeles/West Coast.