LIGHTENED need a passionate Marketing Manager!

Creating a bright working environment for foreigners.
New graduate job


Marketing Manager


LIGHTENED is searching for a passionate Marketing Manager to join our international team!
As the Marketing Manager at LIGHTENED you will be responsible for all marketing activities and initiatives, as well as managing any other marketing team members. You will play a huge role in our growing start up, coordinating marketing activities to maximise user acquisition through various channels. You’ll be working as part of a close team in an environment unlike other Japanese workplaces, work/life balance and happiness is a priority here! Because we value our team members, you’ll be treated to occasional meals and enjoy out of work activities like Hanami & Onsen.

• Coordinate other marketing team members
• Track key metrics through Google Analytics & Google Data Studio
• Create copywrite & schedule posts on Facebook Groups & Page
• Create and schedule email marketing newsletters
• Create & manage Facebook ad campaigns
• Assess the performance of all marketing activities
• Respond to user inquiry emails
• Conduct research and write reports
• Develop new initiatives and liaise with the CEO regularly
• Occasional proofreading/editing of writing

Requirements & Preferences

Desired Mindset:
• Team-player
• Excited by marketing and growing a company
• Able to lead others positively
• Takes initiative / Creative thinker
• Wants to help create a diverse Japan
• Critical eye / not afraid to point out issues
• Willing to learn
• Great at time management

• Able to work at least 4 days a week
• Native level English
• Experience conducting social media marketing campaigns
- Organic growth & paid
• Experience with email marketing
• Experience as part of a team
• Very computer literate

Desirable skills:
• Japanese language ability of any level
• Experience with Google Analytics / Google Data-studio
• Possess business or marketing related degree
• Experience in a Japanese company
• Experience in a marketing agency

What we're doing.

This April, we released LIGHTENED ( ), a website where international students in Japan can find internships in Japan, since one of the biggest problems is job-hunting for international students.
Now, only 30% of international students actually start working in Japan after they graduate because many Japanese companies regard those without working experiences as 'risky to hire', even though they have unique talents. Thus, we are providing a platform for international students in Japan to find paid internship opportunities since now it is really hard for them to have access to such opportunities.
Many international students have already started interning in companies in Japan even if they don’t speak Japanese at all.

We keep providing more and more opportunities with international students in Japan through LIGHTENED, so we would really appreciate if you share this post and let your friends know about LIGHTENED especially your friends in Japan!

Why we're doing.

You know, Japan is one of the most homogeneous countries in the world. International people are often still treated as outsiders and you’ll face problems when you move houses or look for jobs, especially if you don’t speak Japanese. Our founder, Ryoji, has been working as a student tutor at the University of Tokyo for international students and they often come to him to ask for help in academics and even for daily stuff. Through the tutoring experience, he realized how much the environment surrounding International students needs to improve and he decided to take an action for what students desire, what he wants to do, and what he can do.

Salary / Fringe Benefits / Perks

Wage & Benefits:
• Wage ¥1000 / Negotiable depending on experience
• Work in a growing start-up with international members
• Work life balance respected
• Work closely with the CEO, learn how a business is run
• Enjoy out-of-work meet-ups with your friendly colleagues and CEO



Company info

Ryoji Okuda
Human Resource / Information Technology


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