Associate Project Manager (Linguistic) - Remote

Job Locations IN-Remote
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/11/2022 7:52 AM)
Project Management





Position Summary 

The main responsibility of the Associate Project Manager (APM) is to coordinate project resources including independent contributors towards client project delivery while simultaneously handling key stakeholder relationships. The APM applies their contributor and data management skills and attention to detail to manage projects to quality expectations, timelines, and budget. The APM applies their communication skills to manage stakeholder relationships and transcribers/annotators around the world. 




The role includes but is not limited to the following duties and responsibilities: 

  • Plan and manage projects to quality, time and budget to ensure effective project execution and delivery 
  • Onboard and train a virtual team of contributors to create, evaluate or annotate linguistic and non-linguistic data in multiple languages and/or modalities.
  • Prepare guidelines, training materials and tools, aligned to client specifications 
  • Oversee the work of contributors, including task assignment, scheduling and monitoring 
  • Taking ownership of successful creation, execution, monitoring and reporting on all types of project solutions 
  • Set up quality management processes and monitor their implementation 
  • Create and analyze statistical reports to proactively identify and improve project results and efficiency  
  • Work collaboratively in a team to support a project’s technical and quality objectives
  • Ensure close and regular communication with all internal project stakeholders, including reporting virtual team progress and quality
  • Document and manage language resources and data collection methodologies arising from projects 


Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1 year's industry experience
  • Experience in a language ­related field, such as linguistics, computational linguistics, translation and localization, or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and data management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office – Excel, VBA, Word, and Outlook
  • Good problem­-solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an environment characterized by constant change, and a fast, deadline­-driven culture


You will succeed in this role if you are 

  • A motivated self-starter who can establish a course of action for self and others and drive project objectives to completion
  • Excellent at communication, including an ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing or verbally
  • Passionate about learning new skills and technologies
  • An analytical thinker with ability to proactively identify problems, gather information and set course of action
  • An interest in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, or other related fields.


If this resonates with you, or if you feel like you would excel in the role, apply now! 


About Appen

Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen brings over 20 years of experience capturing and enriching a wide variety of data types including speech, text, image and video. With deep expertise in more than 180 languages and access to a global crowd of over 1 million skilled contractors, Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies — as well as governments worldwide — to help them develop, enhance and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.


At Appen, we value performance, honesty, humility, and grit. We persevere and remain focused, whilst maintaining agility to achieve quality outcomes and exceed expectations. We’re truth tellers – respectfully of course. We take accountability for our actions and believe in giving and receiving direct feedback. We give credit where credit is due and show gratitude to others for their contributions. We seek diverse perspectives as we recognize the value in teamwork and collaboration. Through grit, we take ownership, and we don’t give up.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.




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