Digital Marketing Specialist

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Department: Marketing

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About Us

Gengo is a technology company making translation simple for everyone. We help businesses and individuals go global by providing fast, high-quality translation powered by the crowd. Customers order human translation through our website or our API, which lets you plug into our growing network of over 21,000 translators. Gengo helps a wide range of customers — from individual businesses to global enterprises. Approximately 60 employees call themselves Gengons, located in offices around the globe including Tokyo, San Mateo, London, and Manila.

This is a rare chance to learn from a group that is ambitious about solving a real global problem—making it easier for the world to communicate freely.

Your Mission

As a Digital Marketing Specialist at Gengo,  you will be responsible for growing our customer base across our translation and machine learning training data business. You will own a monthly budget for paid search engine marketing and you will be responsible for all our SEM metrics. There will be additional opportunities for you to help improve our SEO efforts and work closely with the rest of our content and marketing team as well as our designers. You will also be responsible for building our revenue and growth forecasts and to ensure our data is accurate, reliable and consistent across our various tools, databases, and reports. This role will report directly to Gengo's VP of Product & Growth.


  • Drive paid marketing for our translation and machine learning training data business
  • Support SEO optimizations and backlink creation
  • Own data health and reporting across Adwords, Google Analytics, and Salesforce
  • Build revenue forecasts based on marketing KPIs


  • In-depth, hands-on experience in setting up and optimizing Google Adwords, Google Analytics, and Salesforce
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Driven, pro-active personality compatible with a fast-moving environment
  • Quantitative skills with attention to detail
  • Native-level English

Bonus Skills

  • Native-level Japanese
  • Copywriting experience
  • PR experience
  • Experience with Pardot, AdRoll, Wordpress
  • Skills in programming and statistics
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