LINGUIST List 25.4959
Mon Dec 08 2014
Jobs: Modified: Japanese; Phonetics; Phonology: Voice Coach, Ivona Software (Amazon.com)
Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>
Marco Nicolis <nicolism
Modified: Japanese; Phonetics; Phonology: Voice Coach, Ivona Software (Amazon.com) E-mail this message to a friend
University or Organization: Ivona Software (Amazon.com)
Job Location: Gdansk, Poland (Telecommute)
Web Address: ivona.com
Job Title: Voice Coach (Japanese)
Job Rank: Other
Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology
Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)
Project Duration: 2-3 weeks (remotely or in person in Gdansk, Poland), plus occasional remote availability for an additional 2 months for follow-ups on the job.
Expected start date: January 5th 2015
As a voice coach for Japanese, you will be in charge of defining the correct pronunciations and phonemic transcriptions for a text which will be read by our voice talents.
You will be working either remotely or in person in a recording studio in Gdansk, Poland for 2-3 weeks. You will be monitoring the recording process of Japanese TTS (text-to-speech) voices. You will work alongside voice talents and audio engineers.
You will be assessing the quality of our Japanese voice talent(s). This requires the ability to recognize possible presence of speech impediments, recognize non-standard features in speech and, most importantly, ability to determine whether what the voice talent reads exactly corresponds to what is written in our script. You must be able to read a phonetic transcription and correct errors should they be present.
- Native speaker of Japanese
- Fluent in English
- Degree in Linguistics, preferably with specialization in Phonetics/Phonology
- Highly familiar with phonetic transcriptions
Please send an up-to-date CV and a sample of academic writing, if available (best if relating to phonetics/phonology).
Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2014 (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: nicolism
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