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Job Announcement: Appen Butler Hill

Bulgarian; Phonetics; Phonology: Linguist, Appen Butler Hill, Washington, USA

Employer: Appen Butler Hill
Job Location: Washington, USA
Title: Bulgarian Phonetician - TTS Voice
Rank: Linguist
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Language Specialty: Bulgarian
LL Issue: 24.1968
Date Submitted: 07-May-2013
Job Description: Position Summary:
Support of designing scripts for recordings sessions and building up TTS voice for Bulgarian.

Project Information:
- Remote, global location
- Consistently available to work 30-40 hours a week
- Duration of position lasts from mid-May until end of October 2013
* Hours and length of assignment are required.

Key Responsibilities:
- Design scripts
- Assist voice builder
- Analyze recorded data
- Phonetic check of the whole material
- Segmentation labeling check

Qualifications/Summary of Experience:
- Linguists with background in phonetics
- B.A. in linguistics
- Native or near-native speakers
- Excellent knowledge of target language phonetics and phonology

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Expertise in phonetic check (IPA and/or SAMPA alphabet)
- Experience in acoustic analysis and acoustic tools usage desired
- Previous experience in TTS desired
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application URL: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BUTLERHILL&cws=4&rid=583
Contact Information: Danielle  Davis , Senior Recruiter
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