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 <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Consultant, Gracenote, Inc
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University or Organization: Gracenote Web Address:
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

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

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

JOB DESCRIPTION:Gracenote is a global leader in the space of digital media recognition,management, enjoyment, and discovery. We are looking for a Phonetician tohelp maintain and expand our media-related speech command and controlproduct (MediaVOCS) for PC, embedded (Consumer Electronics and Mobile) andon-line platforms, as we continue to expand our current offering, theMediaVOCS product, into more markets to provide our customers a trulyglobal solution.

It is a great opportunity for an expert in linguistics, phonetics andspeech technologies to participate in enhancements to our MediaVOCSproduct. This individual will contribute to the content creation andmaintenance process that drives MediaVOCS and work closely with the ContentTeam and Product Management Team to ensure that MediaVOCS continues toenable an industry leading speech-operated user interface.

RESPONSIBILITIES:-Review and edit Gracenote international speech data-Assist in the maintenance and development of Gracenote's linguisticprocessing of speech content-Interact with Content team to develop standards for content review basedupon analysis of content review.-Work with Gracenote phonetic experts to improve cross-language processingtechnologies

JOB QUALIFICATIONSEducation & Experience-BS/BA degree in Linguistics, Computer Science or equivalent.-1-3 years of experience in speech software solutions or phonetic dataediting 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 InternationalPhonetic Alphabet (IPA), X-SAMPA, Kirshenbaum, etc.-Ability to learn phonetic and phonological characteristics for languagesother 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 areasof speech software applications that enable speech-operated command andcontrol digital music and media.-Knowledge of digital music software, Internet services and/or consumerelectronics a plus.-Knowledge of entertainment media metadata and information architectureprinciples is a plus.

Personal Qualities-Strong team player that thrives in a rapid-paced and fluid entrepreneurialenvironment-Genuine passion for Music, Movies, TV, and the visual arts

ABOUT GRACENOTEGracenote, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, is aglobal leader in embedded technology, enriched content, and data servicesfor digital entertainment solutions within the Internet, consumerelectronics, mobile, and automotive markets. Gracenote powers leadingservices including Apple iTunes, Yahoo! Music Jukebox, Winamp; home andautomotive products from Alpine, Panasonic, Philips and Sony; and mobilemusic applications from Samsung, Sony Ericsson, KDDI (Japan), KTF (Korea),Musiwave (Europe), and others. Gracenote is headquartered in Emeryville,California.

For further consideration, please submit your resume to the email addressbelow.

Application Deadline: 01-Apr-2010 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
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