Appen has an immediate opportunity for a native/bilingual US English-Mexican Spanish speaker with strong skills in phonology & phonetics to serve as a voice coach for text-to-speech system development. For this position, phonetic & phonemic transcription in X-SAMPA and/or IPA is an important skill. Another key component is to clearly communicate articulation requirements to a voice artist.
Mexican Spanish Voice Coach
2nd half of Nov, 1st half of Dec, January – February (approx. 350 hrs of recordings planned in total)
Start date is planned on 11/19 in Gdansk, Poland (may move by 1 week to 11/26)
weekdays, during standard business hours, 09:00-17:00
Gdańsk, Poland (first 3-4 weeks) – on-site presence required*
Further recordings will most likely happen in US and remote work may be possible
Travel and accommodations to the recording facility will be covered, if the selected voice coach is not local.
The role is to provide phonetically-motivated feedback to voice talent artists who are recording text-to-speech voices based on written voice prompts. Tasks include evaluating the phonetic quality of the voice recordings and providing feedback to the voice talent to improve quality.
The voice coach will need to