As the Head of Content Operations in China, you’ll manage language course content development, translation and localization for Duolingo in China and other priority Asian markets. You’ll work very closely as part of the Global Content Operations team and across multiple Duolingo functions to help to plan, create, translate and disseminate high-quality learning content such as Courses, Stories and many other exciting products to our rapidly-growing learner community in China and other Asian markets. 

This role is based in Beijing, China. This is a unique opportunity to become part of the founding team of Duolingo’s China office and work with other talented Duolingo software engineers, designers, product managers, and learning scientists globally to develop next-generation education technology that transforms learning. 


  • Coordinate and manage content development for China/Asia-related language courses (such as our course for Chinese speakers to learn English), content projects and new initiatives
  • Recruit, train and manage contractors to assist with content development for all China projects
  • Manage the overall budget for content, and ensure that it is allocated effectively to different projects
  • Identify new content opportunities and manage content operations for these new projects
  • Triage and prioritize engineering-related tasks involving content 
  • Perform quality assurance for content creation projects 
  • Work closely with our Global Content Operations team to learn and adapt best practices, and understand overall content strategy, as well as content requirements for new projects being developed at our Headquarters
  • Communicate updates and plans to both Headquarters and the China office 


  • A Bachelor’s Degree or above from a reputable university 
  • At least 3-5 years of working experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Mandarin Chinese
  • Demonstrated passion for language learning
  • Strong demonstrated operational / organizational / project management ability, such as experience building and scaling processes from the ground up
  • Experience hiring and managing contractors or a team of operational staff
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Tech-savviness; proficient in managing and scaling workloads using technology
  • Ability to travel to our headquarters in Pittsburgh once every 3-6 months (as determined by business needs; we will assist you in obtaining a US business visit visa)
  • This role is based in Beijing, and you’ll report to both our Associate Director for Content Operations in Pittsburgh and our General Manager for China

Exceptional candidates will have:

  • Experience working or living in an English-speaking environment
  • At least intermediate proficiency in another Asian language, such as Japanese or Korean
  • Linguistic background, translation experience, or previous experience with developing language content
  • Experience with working as part of an international team across several time-zones
  • Experience managing translators and/or content creators
  • Understanding of content management system (CMS) technologies
  • Experience using project management tools such as JIRA, Asana or the equivalent

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