Linguist Annotator in Seattle, United States

Appen

Linguist Annotator (English AU,IN,NZ,UK,US, Spanish ES,LA,US, French CA,FR, Hindi, Italian, German)

Overview

Appen is looking for independent contractor linguists to annotate and/or transcribe data for our client’s Natural Language Processing systems. We have an urgent need for annotators who can work onsite at the client’s facilities, up to 5 annotators per language. The project is expected to continue through the 2020 calendar year.

We are currently hiring native speakers of English, Spanish, and French. We expect to hire annotators who are native speakers of Hindi, Italian, and German later in 2020, but applications for all roles are welcome now.

You are the right candidate if you love practical language analysis as well as theoretical, you're quick to learn new label sets, and you're willing and able to spend several hours per day focusing on your task with consistent results. You must also be a native-level speaker of one of the required languages.  

  

Work location: at client sites in the San Francisco Bay area, the Seattle/Redmond area, or the greater London area

Hours: 40 weekly

Project duration: 2020 calendar year

Benefits: available based on role location 

  

Duties:

  • Annotate text data with linguistic information or phonetically transcribe audio data (depending on assignment)
  • Implement annotation/transcription conventions and guidelines with accuracy and consistency 
  • Communicate with other linguists about effective annotation/transcription strategies 
  • Contribute to the improvement of tools and processes by raising issues and suggesting improvements 
  • Understand and adapt to changing requirements 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Language Technologies, or related field 
  • Interest in practical as well as theoretical linguistics, especially phonetics, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics 
  • Facility with computers and software applications 
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements, priorities, and revisions 
  • Cooperative, solution-oriented attitude 
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and work quickly 
  • Enthusiasm for detail work 
  • Ability to focus for significant portions of the work day 
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills 
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English in a professional setting
  • Native speaker of one of the required languages

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree and/or industry experience 
  • Annotation experience 
  • Experience with ontologies and label sets or phonetic transcription systems (depending on assignment) 
  • Experience working with remote colleagues 

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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