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LINGUIST List 21.3011

Wed Jul 21 2010

Jobs: Korean or Swedish Languages: Contract Phonetican, Gracenote

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        1.     Recruiter, Korean or Swedish Languages: Contract Phonetican (Korean or Swedish Speaking), Gracenote

Message 1: Korean or Swedish Languages: Contract Phonetican (Korean or Swedish Speaking), Gracenote
Date: 20-Jul-2010
From: Recruiter <jobsgracenote.com>
Subject: Korean or Swedish Languages: Contract Phonetican (Korean or Swedish Speaking), Gracenote
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University or Organization: Gracenote
Department: Human Resources
Web Address: http://www.gracenote.com/company_info/careers/
Job Rank: Contract Phonetican (Korean or Swedish Speaking)

Specialty Areas: Korean or Swedish Languages

Required Language(s): Korean (kor)
                            Swedish (swe)

Description:

Phonetician - 2+ month contract position (20-40 hours/week)
(Native Speaking Korean or Swedish Phonetician/Linguist)

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 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.

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,
Sweden 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
- Native Speaking Korean Phonetician/Linguist preferred
- Partial or total literacy in non-Roman written languages like Chinese,
Arabic, or Cyrillic a big plus
-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. Strong relevant experience is a plus
- 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
- Should have own laptop/computer running Windows XP or 7 NOT Vista
- Knowledge of popular music 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 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. http://www.gracenote.com/corporate

For further consideration, please apply directly to our website at
http://www.gracenote.com/company_info/careers/

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: jobsgracenote.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.gracenote.com/company_info/careers/
Contact Information:
Recruiter
Email: jobsgracenote.com

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