LINGUIST List 24.3041

Fri Jul 26 2013

Jobs: Spanish; Disc Analysis; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics: Linguistic Project Manager, Google

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 25-Jul-2013
From: Ara Kim <>
Subject: Spanish; Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics: Linguistic Project Manager, Google, California, USA
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University or Organization: Google Department: Speech Job Location: California, USA Job Rank: Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


As a Linguistic Project Manager and a native-level speaker of MX Spanish, you will oversee and manage all work related to achieving high data quality for speech projects in your own language.

You will be based in an office location in Los Angeles, CA, managing a team of Data Evaluators and working on a number of projects towards Speech research: ASR, TTS, and NLP.

This Includes:
- Training, managing and overseeing the work of your team
- Creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses, numbers
- Creating annotation conventions
- Evaluating data quality
- Providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
- Working with QA tools according to given guidelines and using in-house tools

Job Requirements:
- Native-level speaker of MX Spanish (with good command of the standard dialect) and fluent in - English. Must be familiar with Spanish use in the US.
- Must have attended elementary school in the country where the language is spoken
- Keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail; knowledge of the languageā€™s phonology- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; should have an interest in current speech, mobile and online technology
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Good organizational skills
- Previous project management and people management experience
- Previous experience with speech/NLP-related projects a plus
- Advanced degree in Linguistics preferred; experience with Computational Linguistics a plus
- Also a plus: proficiency with HTML, XML, and some programming language; previous experience working in a Linux environment

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

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "Speech Linguistic Project Manager [MX Spanish]" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Ara Kim Email:

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