Growth Lead, Babbel Live

Babbel is seeking an experienced growth marketer to join our team as a Growth Lead, Babbel Live in our New York City office.

About Babbel:

At Babbel, we believe that everyone should have the chance to learn a new language. Our products are available worldwide across multiple platforms and support those who take joy in learning outside of work or school. Millions of users are benefiting from 9,000+ hours of language content created by Babbel’s team of in-house language experts. Our professionally-designed courses are available for 14 languages via the Babbel website as well as on mobile devices, podcasts, and in live virtual classes through our new Babbel Live product.

Babbel has been recognized on the GSV EdTech 150 list for multiple years. Since its founding in 2007, the company has grown to become the market leader in app-based and virtual-class language learning. More than 750 team members from 68 countries share in Babbel’s mission to enable everyone to learn a new language. Babbel is headquartered in Berlin and has an office in New York City.

About the role:

Babbel is looking for a growth marketing lead to uncover growth levers for its Babbel Live product (teacher-led language classes) across the entire customer lifecycle – from user acquisition to product adoption to retention. 

You will analyze and surface data to inform company priorities and strategies, manage key strategic conversations with stakeholders across the company and collaborate closely with Research, Data, Marketing, Content, Product, and Product Growth teams. You will also have the opportunity to own and implement end-to-end growth initiatives uncovered from your analyses.

If you’ve helped get an early-stage startup off the ground or helped an established company grow a new product or service, you’ll do great in this role. You will benefit from the means of a scaled-up company like Babbel to identify and unlock growth opportunities for a new, promising product.

Responsibilities: 

  • Define the vision for Babbel Live’s growth while partnering with cross-functional stakeholders to prioritize and manage a pipeline of high-impact tests - balancing quick wins with major needle-mover initiatives.
  • Ideate and implement projects end-to-end (ie. testing new marketing channels, launching certain product features) to drive user revenue growth.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns to develop a thorough understanding of our users, acquisition channels, and full funnel-view ending in product adoption and retention
  • Take ownership of goal setting and performance KPIs to align with company objectives
  • Closely partner with Data Analytics to build reports so you can assess performance as well as monitor, optimize and report on growth metrics
  • Collaborate with our UX Research and Market Research teams to define research projects and objectives, provide input throughout the research process, and define potential initiatives or changes based on research findings
  • Provide input and insights into the Product to influence the product’s roadmap
  • Collaborate with marketing channel managers on experiments related to launching and optimizing paid acquisition campaigns
  • Work with our CRM team to improve lead nurturing and conversion as well as subscriber retention

Key Job Requirements Are

  • Prior experience in a growth marketing or product marketing role
  • Must be a self-starter and a strategic thinker who looks to solve problems and harness opportunities.
  • Experience in applying consumer insights to inform and optimize the user’s journey and experience
  • Familiarity with data visualizations and analytics tools (such as Tableau, Looker, Google Analytics, Amplitude, etc)
  • Knowledge across a range of marketing tactics and channels (conversion optimization, CRM/email communications, SEO, paid search, paid social, etc.)
  • Ability to independently drive experimentation focused on conversion and engagement

What will give you an advantage:

  • Entrepreneurship experience or side projects
  • Experience working in a cross-functional environment and proactively solving problems

Benefits

  • Working at an international start-up with a strong sense of mission
  • Bonus eligible and generous 401K matching
  • Responsibility from day one; you can make an impact!
  • Strong skill and career development, frequently working closely with the SVP, CEO and other managers
  • 20 PTO days every year with additional tenure-based days after 2 years
  • Flexible and hybrid work environment  

Salary Range: $100,000/yr - $130,000/yr, bonus eligible and generous 401K matching

Babbel is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

#LifeAtBabbel
  • A “learning company” culture including personalized learning opportunities ranging from lunch & learns to classes, conferences, networking groups, and more
  • Every employee has an impact – we do things that matter, and our work helps transforms millions of lives
  • Diversity isn’t just part of the Babbel mindset – it’s a strategic advantage
  • 3 weeks vacation + 2 weeks of company holidays
  • Generous 401k match
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance; FSA and commuter benefits
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave + 8 weeks flexible return schedule
  • Citibike subscription
  • Stocked kitchen and happy hours
  • On-site gym, bicycle room, and roof-deck
  • Office close to Grand Central Terminal and most major subway lines

The Babbel Story


In 2007 we didn't enter the online language learning market -- we started it.

Since then, one challenge drives us: Everyone learning languages. Why? Because we understand the power of language. How it builds confidence, connects people, solves real-life problems, and opens doors.



From the humble beginning of four entrepreneurs working on a side hustle, we made Babbel into the world’s top-grossing language-learning app with millions of paying subscribers. Fast Company awarded us “The world’s most innovative education company.”

Being first was just the beginning. Today, we’re not only a part of the online language learning market - we lead it. Join us and help us stay there.