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LINGUIST List 20.3538

Wed Oct 21 2009

Jobs: Chinese,Dutch,Portugese,Russian,Phonetics: Consultant,Gracenote

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        1.    Emily Hoolhorst, Mandarin Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian & Phonetics: Consultant, Gracenote, USA, California

Message 1: Mandarin Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian & Phonetics: Consultant, Gracenote, USA, California
Date: 20-Oct-2009
From: Emily Hoolhorst <ehoolhorstgracenote.com>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian & Phonetics: Consultant, Gracenote, USA, California
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University or Organization: Gracenote
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.gracenote.com
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Phonetics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            Dutch (nld)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Russian (rus)

Description:

PHONETICIAN - 5 month contract position (20-40 hours/week)
(Seeking knowledge of Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, or Dutch )
Location: Emeryville, CA (local candidates only please)

JOB DESCRIPTION:
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
global solution.

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 to ensure that MediaVOCS continues to enable an industry leading
speech-operated user interface.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 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
technologies

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience
- 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
non-UK Europe.

Skills & Knowledge
- 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
- Partial or total literacy in non-Roman written languages like Chinese,
Arabic, or Cyrillic a big plus
- 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

Personal Qualities
- Professional demeanor, strong presence, and ability to interact with all
levels of personnel within the organization
- Strong team player that thrives in a rapid-paced and fluid
entrepreneurial environment
- Genuine passion for Music, Movies, TV, and visual arts

ABOUT GRACENOTE:
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
music world.

For further consideration, please apply directly to our website at the URL
below.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://www.gracenote.com/company_info/careers/
Contact Information:
HR Emily Hoolhorst
Email: ehoolhorstgracenote.com
Phone: 510-428-7314

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