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LINGUIST List 21.1359

Sat Mar 20 2010

Jobs: General Linguistics: Consultant, Gracenote, Inc

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        1.    Emily Hoolhorst, General Linguistics: Consultant, Gracenote, Inc

Message 1: General Linguistics: Consultant, Gracenote, Inc
Date: 18-Mar-2010
From: Emily Hoolhorst <ehoolhorstgracenote.com>
Subject: General Linguistics: Consultant, Gracenote, Inc
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University or Organization: Gracenote
Web Address: http://www.gracenote.com
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)
                            German, Standard (deu)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Spanish (spa)


GRACENOTE, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation
(contracting work can be done remotely)

PHONETICIAN - 4 to 8 week contract position (20+ hours/week)
*Looking for more NATIVE speakers of French, Italian, German, EU Spanish

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. 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

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.

Skills & Knowledge
-*Looking for more NATIVE speakers of French, Italian, German, EU Spanish
-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
-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
-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 a
global leader in embedded technology, enriched content, and data services
for digital entertainment solutions within the Internet, consumer
electronics, mobile, and automotive markets. Gracenote powers leading
services including Apple iTunes, Yahoo! Music Jukebox, Winamp; home and
automotive products from Alpine, Panasonic, Philips and Sony; and mobile
music applications from Samsung, Sony Ericsson, KDDI (Japan), KTF (Korea),
Musiwave (Europe), and others. Gracenote is headquartered in Emeryville,
California. www.gracenote.com/corporate

For further consideration, please submit your resume to the email address

Application Deadline: 01-Apr-2010

Email Address for Applications: jobsgracenote.com
Contact Information:
Email: jobsgracenote.com

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