Khan Academy is hiring a

China Market Research

Beijing, China

Khan Academy is a fast-paced, nonprofit startup that is backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Google and other leading philanthropists. Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.  We already provide education to millions of students every month, and we're growing quickly.

 We are creating the world's first free virtual school -- with content across many subjects, extensive math practice problems, and personalized learning software, for learners with a wide variety of learning objectives.

As we are beginning to form our China strategies, we are looking for an ambitious and talented individual to help us conduct market research in China. You will be responsible for analyzing trends and products, and reporting your findings in an organized and timely manner. We are looking for somebody who is data driven, resourceful in finding information, and interested in technology and education.


  • Research market trends, companies, and technological products.
  • Communicate research findings in clear and concise reports.
  • Produce weekly reports on Chinese education and philanthropy trends.
  • Translate documents and reports from/ to Chinese (simplified) and English.
  • Perform other research and related duties as required, including ad-hoc reporting.
  • Conduct user research interviews.
  • Provide input on Khan Academy’s China pilot based on market trends and user feedback.


  • Fluency in English and Chinese (simplified), both oral and written.
  • Academic and/or field research experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google Docs.
  • Prior experience in Chinese/English translation.
  • Prior internship experience in Chinese EdTech or Tech companies preferred.
  • Deep understanding of Khan Academy’s products.
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly and independently.
  • Comfortable in dealing with ambiguity.
  • Take pride in doing whatever is needed to get the job done.
  • A thoughtfully confident yet humble work ethic.
  • A passion for education.


  • Competitive hourly pay.
  • Flexible, work-from-home schedule.
  • Opportunity to work with a world-class team.


Please send your resume and a .doc file containing the answers to the following questions to [email protected]:

  • Why are you interested in this role? (100 words)
  • What are two Chinese edtech products that you believe to be very promising? Why? (300 words total)
  • What is Lele Ketang? What do they do and what is their reputation in China? (200 words)


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.