LINGUIST List 25.4959

Mon Dec 08 2014

Jobs: Modified: Japanese; Phonetics; Phonology: Voice Coach, Ivona Software (

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 31-Oct-2014
From: Marco Nicolis <>
Subject: Modified: Japanese; Phonetics; Phonology: Voice Coach, Ivona Software (
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University or Organization: Ivona Software (
Job Location: Gdansk, Poland (Telecommute)
Web Address:
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

Job Description:

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:
Contact Information:
Marco Nicolis

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