I began my career as an editor at Weblio Inc. in 2017. In 2018, I was selected to create and manage the new Search Engine Optimization (SEO) team for Japan’s leading web dictionary. With my team, we were able to hit the record-high monthly page view of 120 million in a single month. In September of 2019, I was selected to work at English Four Skills and Inquiry-Based Learning Association, an association of which Weblio Inc. is a member along with other English educational companies. In my new position, I worked as a Project Coordinator to organizing conferences for Japanese educators and related businesses, organize a special scholarship-based contest for students interested in studying abroad, and managed the publishing a paper on inquiry-based learning.
Selected to transfer to the incorporated association as a staff member by Weblio Inc., one of the founders of the association Organized conferences about English education in Japan for 300 over educators and businessmen. Organized scholarship English presentation contest for junior high school and high school students interested in short term study abroad programs . More than 400 students around Japan entered the competition. The 3rd holding of the contest in 2021 is assumed 1000 students join. Managed advertisement campaigns including organizing social media campaigns, fax campaigns, and email marketing campaigns Wrote press releases, designed and printed flyers, and maintained websites to promote events. Managed budgets and ticket sales to ensure that events were on budget and profitable Handled logistics and management of special speakers to ensure they were adequately prepared for event’s programing Managed, recruited, and trained special event staff to ensure events ran smoothly Negotiated with sponsors to ensure that their requests were met for their role in the event, including booth materials, special speaking times, logo placement on printed materials and event signs.
Worked with management to create a team specialized in SEO in January 2018. Managed a team of 5 regular staff members and mentored 10 interns through the company’s internship program Facilitated communication between management and employees, including couching employees through their evaluations Lead the recruitment process for new team members, including creating job descriptions, negotiation recruitment budgets, and interviewing potential hires Directed editing and SEO of dictionary website. English-Japanese and Japanese-English dictionary( https://ejje.weblio.jp/ ) and encyclopedia( https://www.weblio.jp/ ). Increased page views by creating new pages according to search trend, which increased views resulting to 2000 unique visitors per month. Adjusted contents and structure of dictionaries with the team that led the English-Japanese dictionary (https://ejje.weblio.jp/) to hit the record-high monthly page views, 120 million page views.