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Speech and Language Annotator
Ref No.: 17-13236
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Job Description:

Job Title : Speech and Language Annotator
Location : Cambridge,MA
Duration: 7+ Months

8 Data Associate contractors with native level fluency in Japanese.

Client is seeking a Data Associate to join our device data team. We are building language solutions that power device products.
This role focuses on language data, primarily in the areas of transcription, text annotation, and general data analysis deliverables. The Associate must be capable of:
Transcribing and annotating high priority deliverables
Delivering high quality work under aggressive deadlines
Translating established guidelines into daily work practices
Working autonomously with minimal direction
Handling unique data analysis requests from a range of data customers
Contributing to process improvements to reduce handling time and improve output

In addition, the Data Associate will need to quickly understand changes to conventions deployed in response to customers' requests and change workflows accordingly. The Associate should be able to contribute to improvements in the software tools by identifying bugs and suggesting enhancements.
The Data Associate must have a passion for data, efficiency, and accuracy. The ideal candidate also:
Shows proactive behavior in addressing issues and problems
Possesses excellent communication and organizational skills, and is very detailed-oriented
Is comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
Demonstrates willingness to support several projects at one time, and to accept re-prioritization as necessary
Adapts quickly to keep up with changing project conventions and new projects
required skills

Fluency in Japanese language, both verbal and written
Experience using English in a professional setting
Experience working as a transcriber or annotator
Able to work with audio content (wearing headsets) for a portion of the day
Working knowledge of computers

Preferred skills
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; a degree working with language, linguistics preferred
Practical knowledge of data processing needs and trade-offs
Experience working with language data, including experience with annotation and other forms of data markup
Interest in semantics and related areas