LINGUIST List 13.2705

Mon Oct 21 2002

Jobs: Lexicography: Ling Project Manager, California

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  1. rflournoy, Jobs: Lexicography: Linguistic Project Manager, Amikai, Inc., CA, USA

Message 1: Jobs: Lexicography: Linguistic Project Manager, Amikai, Inc., CA, USA

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 20:40:54 +0000
From: rflournoy <>
Subject: Jobs: Lexicography: Linguistic Project Manager, Amikai, Inc., CA, USA

University or Organization: Amikai, Inc.
Rank of Job: Linguistic Project Manager
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics, Lexicography, Translation,
Machine Translation
Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (CHN); English (ENG); French
(FRN); German, Standard (GER); Korean (KKN); Portuguese (POR); Spanish


		SEEKING: Linguistic Project Manager

Amikai, Inc., a San Francisco company which develops machine
translation solutions, is looking for someone with basic linguistic
knowledge and strong organizational skills who can help us coordinate
a large dictionary-building project for a machine translation system.
The job is part-time (approximately 20 hours/week) and will run for
approximately 4-6 months, starting in mid-November. The weekly time
commitment can vary somewhat, but it is important that we find someone
who can commit to the entire 4-6 month project.

The job will include the following tasks:
 * Working with data in a variety of languages to gather terms for the
 electronic dictionary;
 * Coordinating translators and other contractors;
 * Building dictionaries using special computer applications; and
 * Overseeing project workflow.

Applicants must:

 * Be fluent in English and have knowledge of at least one other
 * Be knowledgeable about grammatical concepts, especially across
 languages, and common issues in translation;

 * Have excellent organizational and communication skills;
 * Be familiar with computers, email, and MS Office tool suite; 
 * Have project management experience or experience working with large
 * Have a Bachelor's degree or 2 years of professional experience; and
 * Have legal work status in the United States.

In addition, preference will be given to applicants who:
 * Are native or fluent in one or more of the following languages:
	o Korean
	o German
	o Chinese (simplified or traditional writing systems)
	o And/or any of the following less crucial languages:
		-- Portuguese
		-- French
		-- Spanish
 * Have performed translation or interpreting work;
 * Have experience with machine translation software; or
 * Have training or work experience in lexicography.

Amikai's offices are located in the Potrero Hill area of San
Francisco. We estimate a 3-day per week schedule, and hours are
flexible. The pay is $25/hour, which may be adjusted based on
experience and qualifications.

Please submit resume with cover letter to, using
subject line "Linguistic Project Manager".

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr. Raymond Flournoy
	Amikai, Inc.
	343 Vermont Street
	San Francisco, CA 94103
	United States of America 
	Applications are due by 31-Dec-2002

Contact Information:
	Dr. Raymond Flournoy.
	Tel: 415-863-8534
	Fax: 415-863-4365

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