LINGUIST List 20.2694|
Wed Aug 05 2009
Jobs: Phonetician: Gracenote
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Phonetician: Gracenote, Emeryville, California, USA
Message 1: Phonetician: Gracenote, Emeryville, California, USA
From: Emily Hoolhorst <ehoolhorstgracenote.com>
Subject: Phonetician: Gracenote, Emeryville, California, USA
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University or Organization: Gracenote
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.gracenote.com
Job Rank: Phonetician - 5 month contract (20-40 hrs/wk)
Specialty Areas: Phonetics
Gracenote is a global leader in the space of digital media recognition,
management, enjoyment, and discovery. We are looking for a Phonetician to
help maintain and expand our media-related speech command and control
product (MediaVOCS) for PC, embedded (Consumer Electronics and Mobile) and
on-line platforms, as we continue to expand our current offering, the
MediaVOCS product, into more markets to provide our customers a truly
It is a great opportunity for an expert in linguistics, phonetics and
speech technologies to participate in enhancements to our MediaVOCS product
in an environment that exhibits the pace and energy of a start-up within a
proven and disciplined content and product organization. This individual
will contribute to the content creation and maintenance process that drives
MediaVOCS and work closely with the Content Team and Product Management
Team to ensure that MediaVOCS continues to enable an industry leading
speech-operated user interface.
-Review and edit Gracenote international speech data
-Assist in the maintenance and development of Gracenote's linguistic
processing of speech content
-Interact with Content team to develop standards for content review based
upon analysis of content review.
-Work with Gracenote phonetic experts to improve cross-language processing
-BS/BA degree in Linguistics, Computer Science or equivalent
-1-3 years of experience in speech software solutions or phonetic data
editing is preferred.
-International experience is a plus, especially Japan, Korea, China or
-Understanding and experience with phonetics and phonology
-Fluency in one or more phonetic alphabets such as the International
Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), X-SAMPA, Kirshenbaum, etc.
-Ability to learn phonetic and phonological characteristics for languages
other than English
-Knowledge of foreign languages is a plus. Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese,
Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian or European), Turkish, Swedish, Dutch,
Arabic or other Asian Languages is a big plus.
-Partial or total literacy in non-Roman written languages like Chinese,
Arabic, or Cyrillic a big plus.
-Excellent organizational and project management skills.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Must be able to communicate effectively and authoritatively in the areas
of speech software applications that enable speech-operated command and
control digital music and media.
-Knowledge of digital music software, Internet services and/or consumer
electronics a plus.
-Knowledge of entertainment media metadata and information architecture
principles is a plus.
-Professional demeanor, strong presence, and ability to interact with all
levels of personnel within the org.
-Strong team player that thrives in a rapid-paced and fluid entrepreneurial
-Genuine passion for music, movies, TV, and the visual arts
Gracenote, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, is the
worldwide leader in information services for digital music and media. With
the Corporate office located in Emeryville, California, global offices in
Tokyo, Berlin, Hong Kong, and Seoul, and satellite offices throughout the
US, Gracenote is expanding to make an even greater impact on the digital
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Email Address for Applications: jobsgracenote.com
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