Digital Marketing Manager

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Date: Nov 29, 2022

Location: Beijing, CN

Company: Springer Nature Group

American Journal Experts helps international researchers overcome language barriers so their work can be published in the best journals in the world. Our team of a large network of Native English speaking PhDs with research experience at top US universities constantly strives to improve the research communication process so researchers can focus on making new discoveries. Our experts have edited over half a million academic papers for researchers worldwide (including over 170,000 from China) in a variety of fields such as Medicine, Engineering, and the Life Sciences, providing the world's best subject-matter expertise. We believe in making an impact on the research community through trusted and ethical author services. Through our services and tools, we make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful

Job title: Digital Marketing Manager

Line manager: Head of Marketing

Location: Beijing


Purpose of the role:

This role is responsible for growing revenue across paid media and SEO(Content) channels through launching online campaigns, analysing data and monitoring overall website traffic. Successful candidate should have profound knowledge in both SEM and SEO.


Need to do:

Research Square is home to American Journal Experts (AJE) and the Research Square preprint platform. As a subsidiary of Springer Nature, we are hiring a Digital Marketing Manager in China, to support the continuous growth of our B2C business along with the entire growth team members.

Research Square is passionate about making research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. Since 2004, AJE has provided manuscript preparation services to hundreds of thousands of researchers and continues to help researchers successfully communicate their work. Launched in 2018, our platform is the fastest growing preprint server in the world. Preprint servers facilitate the dissemination of science by allowing for the early sharing of scientific results and enabling public conversations around the work. We have ambitious growth plans for expanding the preprint server ecosystem to include a range of valuable paid services for researchers.

We are a high-growth, mission-driven company that regularly wins awards for our workplace culture, pace of growth, and innovations. Our team embraces and fuels change, fights for simplicity, is adamantly focused on serving our customers, and applies a data-driven approach to continually improving the impact we have. Through our AJE brand, we have become the most trusted manuscript editing provider in China, and are committed to serving authors with the highest levels of editing quality and customer service in the future.


Leading our revenue growth efforts, the Digital Marketing Manager will own the strategy and execution of paid media, organic search, affiliate and display channels. We expect this individual to have the capability to build the strategy across all our branding and product lines, and to determine our most efficient and effective channels for revenue growth, while maximising conversion rate and return on investment. Key metrics include: paid and organic search revenue, ROAS, CPS, conversion rate.

The right candidate will be a self-starter, comfortable working with complex data, has direct experience running paid marketing programs, SEO/SEM and content seeding, an expert in tackling revenue growth and result optimization in China local omni-channel environment.


Key tasks:

•    Own China paid channels: search engine ads and partner website ads;
•    Own SEO project and implement website SEO plans;
•    Monitor website traffic and update contents for CN website;
•    Explore local search engine content strategy to increase website organic traffic; 
•    Dive data from marketing perspectives and share insights within the team, offer suggestions to the Product team to enhance product competitiveness;
•    Monitor and conduct competitor analysis in digital marketing;
•    Collaborate with Customer Marketing Manager, Product team, UX designers to support customer journey throughout the research lifecycle to establish growth strategies;
•    Make digital marketing strategy, work on marketing budget planning and allocation;
•    Work with internal teams to set targets for promotions, conduct tests, report on and communicate results to stakeholders;
•    Closely work with Sales, Customer Support and Global team for new product launch and revenue growth projects.


Key relationships:

This role will report to the Head of Marketing, and work closely with the Customer Marketing Manager, Product team, UX designers, Account Development Manager, Engineering, and Customer Support team in China and US.



Bachelor or Master’s Degree



•    SEM and SEO knowledge is a must, content or web design experiences are highly preferred;
•    Strong analytical and data mining focus, able to generate insights and solutions or build a strategy from large data sets, familiar with Google analytics;
•    Strong focus on achieving revenue goals;
•    Highly motivated and with entrepreneurial thinking in driving impact and continuous improvement for overall business;
•    Ownership mindset and ability to thrive in a highly ambiguous and fast-paced environment with a dynamic bias for action and a “get stuff done” attitude;
•    Strong collaboration work across departments and third party agencies with a strong communication skill;
•    Excellent English speaking and writing skills.



•    5+ years’ experience in digital marketing, advertising agency, start-up/tech, and/or strategy with a heavy e-Commerce emphasis;
•    Direct experiences in SEO and SEM, experience in content and website design will be a strong plus;
•    Proved experience in achieving goals: customer acquisition, revenue, CPS or ROAS;
•    Experience in making market strategy and budget planning;
•    Familiar with China local omni-channel environment and media trends.

Need to be capable of:


1. Technical Capability


Uses technical / job knowledge and experience, incorporating functional skills and broad based business knowledge, to meet and exceed job requirements / customer expectations.  Up-to-date and disciplined, able to generate and present high quality, relevant and usable job-related information.  Efficiently manages workload and projects within set timelines and to agreed budget, achieving set objectives.  Assimilates and applies new job-related information in a timely manner.


2. Personal Effectiveness and Professionalism


Maintains a professional attitude and approach to work. Takes an ethical approach to internal and business relationships. Is aware of compliance and regulations as a framework for business activities. Produces consistent results both professionally and personally. Use of initiative and a proactive approach with drive to make a contribution. Focuses on achieving positive results contributing to team goals and the overall success of the business.


3. Relationship Building/ Teamwork (incorporating Communication, Influencing & Collaboration)


Builds effective relationships through positive communication that motivates and influences others. A valued team member actively involved in achieving team objectives.  Works cooperatively and flexibly with other members of the team. Effectively communicates relevant ideas or details of events in a way that enhances relations in the work environment. Successfully influences others to accept and support an idea/proposal/plan.


4. Innovation & Change 


Embraces creativity, innovation and is open to new ideas. Innovates to improve current working practices / products / technologies to provide business opportunities and results.  Proactively pursues opportunities to drive change that add value to the business. Welcomes new challenges, and contributes views and ideas.  Adapts well to, and is energised by change whilst maintaining focus on key business goals and personal objectives.  Takes action to achieve favourable outcomes for the organisation, beyond minimum performance expectations, and seeks opportunities to improve work procedures.


5. Problem Solving


Takes initiative to identify current and potential problems and determines the best possible solution. Involves and/or manages the people and resources required.  Identifies the cause of problems and key issues through investigation; identifies effective, logical and practical solutions.  Makes decisions in a timely manner and evaluates their effectiveness.