LINGUIST List 15.1907

Wed Jun 23 2004

Jobs: Lexicography: Manager, HarperCollins Publisher

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  1. helen.newstead, Lexicography: Manager, HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom

Message 1: Lexicography: Manager, HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom

Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 08:22:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: helen.newstead <>
Subject: Lexicography: Manager, HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom

University or Organization: HarperCollins Publishers
Department: Dictionaries Division
Rank of Job: Manager
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Lexicography, Translation,


Opportunities in Dictionary publishing

Do you have enthusiasm, energy and passion and want a career with a
fast-moving publisher?

Collins dictionaries have a variety of unique opportunities to join
the teams responsible for some of the world's leading dictionaries.

If you have a background in languages or computational linguistics and
sound analytical skills, then this could be the opportunity you have
been waiting for.

Ref CD/01.03
For our editorial team, we are looking for someone to plan and manage
publishing projects destined for our domestic and international

Applicants must have:

-At least 3 years' publishing experience
-At least one foreign language at degree level
-The proven ability to plan, manage and deliver projects to tight deadlines
-Excellent communication skills

The following would be useful, but not essential:

-Familiarity with desktop publishing packages
-People-management experience
-An interest or experience in EFL/ELT

Ref CD/02.03
For our rights and co-editions team, we are looking for someone with a
similar profile to the above, but who will plan and manage publishing
projects destined for our international markets and will research and
gather market knowledge on which this publishing is based. For this
position, the following would also be useful, but not essential:

-A level of competence in an East Asian language
-Some experience in sales and/or marketing

Ref CD/03.06
For our digital team, we are looking for a Computational Linguist to
work as a lexical data analyst. You will be responsible for the
manipulation of data for both internal use and for licensing, and will
liaise with customers on matters relating to the commercial
exploitation of Collins dictionary databases.

Applicants must have:

-Degree-level qualification (or equivalent) in Computational
Linguistics or similar discipline
-Experience of working with digital language resources

The following would be useful, but not essential:

-Knowledge of database query languages

In all these roles, you need to be outgoing and enthusiastic, should
thrive in a team environment, but you must also be self-motivated and
comfortable working on your own initiative. These are exciting and
challenging positions with an excellent benefits package.

Applications, stating clearly which position(s) you are interested in
and giving details of current salary or salary expectations, to:

Lesley Devine
Human Resources Manager
HarperCollins Publishers
Westerhill Road
G64 2QT

Or by email to quoting the relevant
reference number(s).

Closing date for applications: Friday 16 July

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Lesley Devine
	HarperCollins Publishers
	Westerhill Road, Bishopbriggs
	Glasgow, G64 2QT
	United Kingdom

	Applications are due by 16-Jul-2004

Contact Information:

	Lesley Devine.
	Tel: 01417723200

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