Swedish, Norwegian, Danish - Linguist/Project Manager

4 months ago(9/21/2017 7:01 PM)



Appen is looking for a linguist project manager who can coordinate the work of 2 - 3 linguistic consultants working on processing large amounts of linguistic data to achieve high-quality output, and actively communicate with our client’s development team.

Project Information:

Location: remote    
Hours:  up to full time (40 hours/week) 
Length: 6 months   



•  Reviewing guidelines for speech projects involving text processing and audio data evaluation
•  Managing and overseeing the work of 2-3 linguistic consultants per language
o    train linguists on client’s tools, docs and tasks
o    assign work and coordinate schedules/timelines
o    set deadlines and prioritize
o    coordinate deliveries
o    track progress
o    solve or triage technical issues
o    clarify language-specific guidelines
o    provide general linguistic expertise
•  Evaluating and analyzing data quality before delivery
•  Consulting with client team, when needed


The responsibilities of the linguist teams will include:
•  Text Proofreading
•  Review of phonological inventory and phonotactic rules of given language
•  Phonemic transcription and data annotation
•  Evaluation of acoustic data - headphones needed


•  Native-speaker level of one or more language of the listed languages, multilingual a plus
•  Degree in Linguistics or Language-related fields with experience in phonetics/phonology or speech technology
•  Good oral and written communication skills
•  Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
•  Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
•  Previous project management experience


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