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LINGUIST List 23.2586

Fri Jun 01 2012

Jobs: English; Spanish; General Ling; Phonetics: Speech Linguistic Project Manager, Word of Mouth

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Date: 01-Jun-2012
From: Aidan Brennan <DataOpsMangmail.com>
Subject: English; Spanish; General Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Linguistic Project Manager, Word of Mouth, California, USA
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University or Organization: Word of Mouth
Department: Data Ops
Job Location: California, USA
Job Rank: Speech Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Lexicography; Phonetics; Pronunciation

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Spanish (spa)

Description:

Job Title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager (U.S. English or U.S. Spanish)

The Linguistic Project Manager will oversee and manage all work related to
achieving high data quality for speech projects in target languages/locales.
The candidate will manage a team of Speech Data Evaluators and work on
analyzing textnorm performance, overseeing lexicon/phoneset, basic text
decoding, and QA studio recordings.

This includes:
- Create verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses,
numbers;
- Provide expertise on pronunciations to help the experts with their phoneset
and phonotactics work;
- Create pronunciations for new lexicon entries after familiarizing themselves
with a proprietary phoneme set and transcription standards;
- Perform basic text normalization task on a huge amount of text data;
- Work with QA tools according to given guidelines.

Job Requirements:
- Keen ear for phonetic nuances;
- Previous experience in managing external resources;
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts;
- Proficiency with key project management and tracking tools;
- Excellent oral and written communicator;
- Proficiency with HTML, Python, and experience building internal tools a
plus;
- Advanced degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics preferred.

In addition, the candidate should be:
- Computer-literate;
- Able to work full time;
- A native speaker of U.S. Spanish and fluent in English (for the U.S.
Spanish role);
- A native speaker of U.S. English (for the U.S. English role).

The candidate works on-site at local LA office.

Project duration: 6-9 months (with potential for extension).

Please email your CV and cover letter with either "U.S. English Speech
Linguistic Project Manager" or "U.S. Spanish Speech Linguistic Project
Manager" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: 22-Jun-2012

Email Address for Applications: DataOpsMangmail.com
Contact Information:
Aidan Brennan
Email: DataOpsMangmail.com

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