Digital Marketing Manager

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University - University Marketing and Communication

Are you a digital native and living online?  Do you have significant experience applying your knowledge to online campaigns that integrate social media, web content and direct marketing with specific business objectives and key performance indicators? If you are also a strong communicator with excellent writing and multi-media production skills, and you have a passion for multi-cultural international higher education, then we want to talk with you! The Digital Marketing Manager at XJTLU will develop, implement, track and optimize our digital marketing campaigns across all channels. We are an international University in Suzhou, China, located just outside of Shanghai. 


  • In collaboration with content, marketing and student recruiting specialists, plan and execute integrated web, SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media, mobile and display advertising campaigns;
  • Design, build and maintain XJTLU’s social media presence;
  • Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs);
  • Identify trends and insights, and optimize spend and performance based on the insights;
  • Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies;
  • Plan, execute, and measure experiments and conversion tests;
  • Collaborate with internal teams to create landing pages and optimize user experience;
  • Utilize strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touch points;
  • Instrument conversion points and optimize user funnels;
  • Collaborate with agencies and other vendor partners; and
  • Evaluate emerging technologies and provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate. 


  • BS/MS degree in marketing or a related field;
  • Ideally 5 years of experience in digital marketing;
  • Demonstrable experience planning and managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns;
  • Highly creative with experience in defining target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform and motivate;
  • Experience in optimizing landing pages and user funnels;
  • Experience with A/B and multivariate experiments;
  • Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google/Universal Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends);
  • Working knowledge of ad serving tools (e.g., DART, Atlas);
  • Experience in setting up and optimizing Google Adwords campaigns;
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking;
  • Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; native level or proficient English; bi-lingual English/Chinese is a plus. 

To apply
Initial enquiries and your CV should be sent to Leslie Gryce Sturino (, Director, University Marketing and Communication. Candidates will subsequently need to apply online to progress their application.  

About the University
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) was jointly founded by Xi'an Jiaotong University (China) and the University of Liverpool (UK). It is the largest international collaborative university in China and the only one where all undergraduate students receive a UK and Chinese degree (dual award) from the Chinese Ministry of Education and from the University of Liverpool.

The University currently offers over 30 undergraduate degree programmes across a wide range of disciplines. XJTLU also offers 30 masters programmes accredited by the University of Liverpool. XJTLU has a diverse and talented team of over four hundred academic staff, with forty nationalities. There are currently over 9,000 students on campus and a further 2,500 studying at the University of Liverpool as part of a 2+2 articulation agreement.

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