LINGUIST List 28.1222

Fri Mar 10 2017

Jobs: Australian English; Computational Linguistics: Speech Linguistic Project Manger, Adecco

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 09-Mar-2017
From: Micaela Bester <>
Subject: Australian English; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonology: Speech Linguistic Project Manger, Adecco, London, UK
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University or Organization: Adecco UK
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager - Australian English

Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonology; Australian English


As a Speech Linguistic Project Manager and a native-level speaker of Australian English, 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 London, managing a team of Speech Data Evaluators and working on a number of projects towards TTS synthesis.

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 Australian English
- Must have attended primary school in Australia
- Keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail; knowledge of the language’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 organisational 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: 3 months (with potential for extension) - from April to mid July.

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2017

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Micaela Bester

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