LINGUIST List 12.838

Mon Mar 26 2001

Jobs: Dialog Designer at General Magic, CA, USA

Editor for this issue: Michael Appleby <>


  1. Human Resources, Dialog Designer at General Magic, CA, USA

Message 1: Dialog Designer at General Magic, CA, USA

Date: 23 Mar 2001 21:14:52 -0000
From: Human Resources <>
Subject: Dialog Designer at General Magic, CA, USA

Rank of Job: n/a
Areas Required: Dialog Designer
Other Desired Areas: n/a
University or Organization: General Magic
Department: Speech & Language
State or Province: CA
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: n/a
Contact: Human Resources

Address for Applications:
420 N. Mary Avenue
CA 94085

General Magic provides leading voice application hosting and
professional services that offer telecommunications, enterprise and
Internet companies a comprehensive range of services to rapidly deploy
premier voice-enabled products and services based on General Magic's
magicTalk platform.

Work with a team of dialog designers and engineers to design and
develop voice user interface applications, products and tools. Job
duties will include: designing dialogs, programming in Voice XML,
writing voice recognition grammars, working with voice talent to
records audio files, training others in how to design voice user
interface systems that sound linguistically natural and have

The ideal candidate will be a native English speaker and will have
well developed analytic and problem solving skills. Sensitivity to
conversational language, ideally with linguistic training
(i.e. discourse, pragmatics, phonetics/phonology, etc.).

Ability to organize and convey information to a group (i.e. business
consulting/training and/or academic teaching experience). Must be a
professional team player who is also able to take on new challenges
and responsibilities.

Programming experience in Voice XML, JSP, Java is highly desirable.
Web development experience a plus. Acting, directing, or
script-writing/ creative writing a plus. Bachelors or Masters degree
in Linguistics preferred.
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