US-based Linguistic Analyst (Contract position) at Writer

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WKGIlszkAfIB9vlwPmGbD7mhV3wOq_B8MFThPNcOoAU/edit?usp=sharing

About Writer:

Founded in 2020, Writer is the leading AI writing assistant for professionals. Hundreds of thousands of people are using Writer to sound smarter, kinder, and more confident at work. Customers include professionals at tech companies like Twitter, Intuit, Pinterest, Squarespace, Webflow, InVision, Bill.com, and UiPath. Enterprise customers include Accenture, Deloitte, The Discovery Channel, and McKesson. 

We are a digital-first company, with roots and an office in San Francisco and a diverse team working across the globe.  

About the role:

We’re looking for a US-based linguist to join our product team on a contract basis (15 hours per week, rate contingent on qualifications and experience). This opportunity is an excellent chance for a curious and enthusiastic linguist who wants to gain experience by contributing to a product at the forefront of AI and NLP. This role has the potential to transition from contract to full-time employment. 

What the product team does:

  • We use world-class AI and NLP to give our customers precise and easy-to-follow writing guidance
  • We dig into our data both qualitatively and quantitatively, and believe strongly in the value of both approaches
  • We’re looking for attention-to-detail that is unparalleled: you can see patterns where others see disorder
  • We want you to have an excellent grasp of good writing, from clear sentence structure to proper punctuation

Responsibilities: 

  • Perform linguistic product QA across the Writer platform and present results to our team to home in on where we can improve
  • Label training data and create evaluation sets to make sure features we release are top notch 
  • Perform quality control on data we source to maximize its potential for use across our platform

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in linguistics or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of semantics or discourse analysis
  • Mastery of spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of databases and SQL
  • Copyediting experience

Interested? Send your resume to brock@writer.com.

bring story sparks to (career) conversations

I had a really great informational interview yesterday! Reflecting on it this morning, one of the reasons it went so well is that this person really had their pocket full of stories. As we move now into summer, you might find yourself doing more networking, and so I thought I would share something of a conversational formula: a few idea sparks to bring / to ask someone to bring to an informational interview:

Dark, Fireworks, Hands, Lights, Macro
  • where you have been: memory from childhood/young adulthood, something that made you pay early attention to language (I am writing this assuming that you are a linguist, but if you are a pizza maker, what was it that made you first interested in pizza? e.g.)
  • where you are: a work-related challenge, barrier, or obstacle, something or someone that got in the way of things going the way you thought they would (and then what you did as a result)
  • where you are going: a project that you would do at a dream job / school / at your job if you could job craft (what you’re thinking about as the next step)
  • a creative outlet (and any thoughts that you have about how this creative outlet relates to your other interests / ways of doing things)
  • something you read/heard/saw recently that inspired you, and why (academic research, music, film, play, poem)
  • A person whose work inspires you
  • An organization whose work inspires you (project, program, initiative)

In my next post, I’ll share some thoughts about how to find story sparks like these – and then – in a third post –  how to listen to them!

for now, “here’s to what’s next!”

Contract Linguist – Mango Languages

https://jobs.lever.co/mangolanguage/9e6cca96-3602-44af-adbe-cdbe2edb42f1

If you believe that language learning makes the world a better place, congrats — you’ve just found your tribe. We hear from our team that working at Mango is the kind of job Linguists dream about. In this contract position, you’ll collaborate with our team of experts to bring the Mango language-learning experience to life. You’ll love working with our diverse group of linguists and subject matter experts to imagine and build realistic, authentic, and fun language learning resources for today’s modern learner. We’re excited to bring on board a Linguist who is passionate about spreading the love of learning languages and grammar. This role will position you at the center of the content creation action: you’ll work with other linguists as well as international teams of subject matter experts to coordinate the creation of grammar resources for many different languages. On any given day, you’ll work your left and right brain to oversee the development of grammar articles and manage our native speaker teams.  The perfect candidate has the ability to take concepts that others may find challenging and make them salient in a clear and engaging manner. We’re also looking for someone who has experience managing others and managing projects and timelines. Strong communication skills and a passion for doing great work are a must. If you’ve got a reputation as a proactive, adaptable, and resourceful team player, you’ll fit right in. The contract for this position is tied to a specific project and will therefore last through project completion (likely through the end of this year). Contract extensions are a possibility if the project is extended or if other relevant work arises. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead content development efforts in collaboration with multiple international teams of SMEs to build instructional content for world language and ESL learners
  • Ensure that all teams understand expectations, while enforcing quality standards
  • Ensure that all teams keep project timelines
  • Monitor blog post authoring on grammar in multiple languages, including languages in which you are not proficient
  • Review, create, and update documentation
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and training

Job Requirements

  • B.A. or M.A. in Linguistics
  • 2+ years of related experience in the language-learning field
  • Proven experience in leading teams and managing projects
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Experience working with multiple languages and cultures
  • Native or near-native English speaker
  • Proficient in more than one language
  • Passion for grammar and making it salient for non-experts
  • Able to easily learn and adapt to new technology
  • Impeccable oral and written communication
  • Driven to seek out and embrace feedback while providing high-quality work at all times

Key Characteristics

  • Resourceful in solving problems and completing tasks
  • Strong researcher
  • Takes time to understand the big picture
  • Strong oral and written communicator
  • Continually self-evaluates for personal improvement
  • Adaptable and teachable
  • Strives for excellence

Bonus

  • Experience teaching
  • Experience working in depth with various aspects of Google Suite
  • Experience working remotely or with remote team members

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Submit a resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and qualifications as they relate to the job description. We only consider candidates that have most of the above qualifications.  
  • Step 2: Submit a brief video, no more than two minutes, introducing yourself and highlighting your experience as relevant to the role. The video may be done using any platform or technology. You may include the URL in your resume or cover letter, or email your video to linguistvideo@mangolanguages.com.

If you believe that language learning makes the world a better place, congrats — you’ve just found your tribe. We hear from our team that working at Mango is the kind of job Linguists dream about. In this contract position, you’ll collaborate with our team of experts to bring the Mango language-learning experience to life. You’ll love working with our diverse group of linguists and subject matter experts to imagine and build realistic, authentic, and fun language learning resources for today’s modern learner. We’re excited to bring on board a Linguist who is passionate about spreading the love of learning languages and grammar. This role will position you at the center of the content creation action: you’ll work with other linguists as well as international teams of subject matter experts to coordinate the creation of grammar resources for many different languages. On any given day, you’ll work your left and right brain to oversee the development of grammar articles and manage our native speaker teams.  The perfect candidate has the ability to take concepts that others may find challenging and make them salient in a clear and engaging manner. We’re also looking for someone who has experience managing others and managing projects and timelines. Strong communication skills and a passion for doing great work are a must. If you’ve got a reputation as a proactive, adaptable, and resourceful team player, you’ll fit right in. The contract for this position is tied to a specific project and will therefore last through project completion (likely through the end of this year). Contract extensions are a possibility if the project is extended or if other relevant work arises. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead content development efforts in collaboration with multiple international teams of SMEs to build instructional content for world language and ESL learners
  • Ensure that all teams understand expectations, while enforcing quality standards
  • Ensure that all teams keep project timelines
  • Monitor blog post authoring on grammar in multiple languages, including languages in which you are not proficient
  • Review, create, and update documentation
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and training

Job Requirements

  • B.A. or M.A. in Linguistics
  • 2+ years of related experience in the language-learning field
  • Proven experience in leading teams and managing projects
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Experience working with multiple languages and cultures
  • Native or near-native English speaker
  • Proficient in more than one language
  • Passion for grammar and making it salient for non-experts
  • Able to easily learn and adapt to new technology
  • Impeccable oral and written communication
  • Driven to seek out and embrace feedback while providing high-quality work at all times

Key Characteristics

  • Resourceful in solving problems and completing tasks
  • Strong researcher
  • Takes time to understand the big picture
  • Strong oral and written communicator
  • Continually self-evaluates for personal improvement
  • Adaptable and teachable
  • Strives for excellence

Bonus

  • Experience teaching
  • Experience working in depth with various aspects of Google Suite
  • Experience working remotely or with remote team members

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Submit a resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and qualifications as they relate to the job description. We only consider candidates that have most of the above qualifications.  
  • Step 2: Submit a brief video, no more than two minutes, introducing yourself and highlighting your experience as relevant to the role. The video may be done using any platform or technology. You may include the URL in your resume or cover letter, or email your video to linguistvideo@mangolanguages.com.

Mango was founded to empower deeper human connections through language. We believe that language is an adventure; a journey to be embarked on by those of a bold and curious spirit, and a passion to connect more deeply with their global friends. Our award-winning language-learning system is powered by proven methodologies and world-class learning content. Available on mobile, tablet, and web-based platforms, our software is designed to establish retention and rapidly build conversation skills through smart, adaptive technology.

UX Research / Product Internship – BetterPlace

Here’s a UX Research / Product Internship posting at BetterPlace for someone with conversational proficiency in one of these languages – Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam


We at BetterPlace are managing end-to-end lifecycle of blue-collar workforce and working towards improving their livelihood through various initiatives. We are looking for UX research / product interns. One of the main assignments is as follows:

User Research
Conduct & analyse user research via telephonic interview sessions with our end users who are blue & grey collar employees.

What will you get:
– You will learn how to spearhead user research experiments, derive insights and create user persona.
– You will get support from product / UX leaders to frame the interview questions and analyse user feedback.
– Learn & Earn – Stipend and internship completion certificate will be given to you.

Requirement:
– UX designers / UX researchers / Product interns or professionals with relevant experience
– Full-time internship for 1 – 2 Months
– Immediate requirement (Work from home)
– Conversational proficiency in one of these languages – Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam

Please DM me with your resume and language proficiency details.

#internship #hiring #userresearch #productaspirants #internshipopportunity #internshalastudentpartner #internshala
#workfromhome

By the end of career camp, participants can expect

By the end of career camp, participants can expect:

  • A paradigm shift in the way you look at career: from focusing on what THEY need to what YOU bring
  • Clarity around the problems and challenges that seem to be calling your attention
  • Increased knowledge of the range of applications, and a deeper sense of the value of the skills and training you bring to the table as a linguist
  • A better appreciation for and understanding of the processes of career education, career exploration, and professional self-presentation
  • A framework for orienting yourself through story
  • A sense of relief from the physical and emotional stress and anxiety of not knowing what to do to catalyze momentum with your job search
  • A sense of accomplishment as you take the next steps and see positive results
  • Ownership of the process, agency, and clarity of purpose

We’ll be gathering around the campfire starting on April 30th 2021!

Learn more about Career Camp

Questions: Contact Career Linguist

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Intern

Women for Women International Washington, DC 3 weeks ago 3 applicants

About the job

Organizational Overview

Women for Women International works in some of the most dangerous places to be a woman. We serve women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas around the world in 8 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern Congo, and Northern Nigeria. Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations; and with access to knowledge, resources, and a support network, a woman rebuilds her life and improves her community.
Our model works and we have the data to prove it. In our 26-year history, Women for Women International has reached over half a million women. The women we work with across 3 continents earn just $0.81 a day when we enroll them. At graduation, it’s $2.11, nearly tripled.
Our impact goes beyond income. The number of women who say at least one household member went to sleep hungry in the last four weeks has gone from 18% to 5%. And more women say they speak out against women’s abuse: 26% report having publicly spoken in the last 6 months against physically abusing women.
When women have the right tools, they realize the power within themselves to transform their lives, their families, their communities, and finally their entire nations.

Project Description

The Summer 2021 Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) intern will assist the Global Programs team with MERL and data related projects. The MERL intern will report to the M&E Officer and Associate Director of Research to support the full MERL team portfolio.
The internship will require 20-25 hours per week commitment with an anticipated start date of May 24th, 2021 and possible End Date: August 6th, 2021; a $195 monthly stipend for 3 months will be provided.
Due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 which may require WfWI employees to continue to work from home in the Summer, interns may therefore be required to work remotely for a part of/the duration of their Summer 2021 internship. Further information will be communicated with hired interns regarding a possible one day in person orientation, as well as making remote working arrangements with their supervisor.
This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students looking to obtain valuable experience in the not-for-profit space, and the inner workings on an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization.

Duties And Responsibilities

The list below indicates the types of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) projects on which the intern might work-

  • Supporting analysis and write-up activities for a randomized controlled trial (RCT);
  • Contributing to quantitative data cleaning with Stata, basic analysis, and write-ups;
  • Analysing and summarizing qualitative data analysis for focus groups and interviews related to women’s economic and social empowerment and violence against women;
  • Supporting development of shareable materials featuring M&E results and research findings (briefs, summaries, reports);
  • Conducting evidence reviews on key topics such as violence against women and girls, financial inclusion, business mentorship, social norm change, etc.;
  • Developing training materials for global M&E staff related to data collection, analysis, write-up and presentations.
  • Supporting M&E / Research components of proposals being developed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications And Skills

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in public health, economics, international development or a related field (Master’s preferred);
  • Experience using Stata to clean and analyze quantitative data is required;
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills;
  • Experience supporting research projects through survey tool development, data analysis, ethics board support, and/or protocol development;
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and synthesizing evidence (preferably related to women’s empowerment);
  • Experience conducting qualitative data analysis and synthesis;
  • Ability to work independently and communicate with people, ability to work with remote supervision;

Application Instructions

Students interested in applying should submit their cover letter and resume to: https://www.womenforwomen.org/about/careers
Applicants will be shortlisted on a regular basis, so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.
All our staff, volunteers and interns are required to adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies and to our organizational values: Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for internships without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Seniority Level

Entry level

Industry

  • Staffing & Recruiting

Employment Type

Internship

Job Functions

  • Information Technology

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

ACLS is offering several fellowships for people who’ve recently received their Ph.D. (within the past ~8 years):

The online fellowship and grant administration (OFA) system is now open for applications. Recent PhDs from across all fields of the humanities and humanistic social sciences are encouraged to apply for this fellowship. ACLS welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds including historically underrepresented groups such as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian or Alaskan Native communities, first generation college students, and people with disabilities.

Leading Edge Fellowships

https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/Leading-Edge-Fellowships2:36

Emerging Voices Fellowships

https://www.acls.org/Programs/Fellowship-and-Grant-Programs/Competitions-Deadlines/ACLS-Emerging-Voices-Fellowships2:37

Digital Extension Grants

https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/ACLS-Digital-Extension-Grants

LingComm & LingFest coming up soon!

https://lingcomm.org/

Supporting and bringing together linguistics communication projects.

LingComm21 Conference

The International Conference on Linguistics Communication (#LingComm21) brings together lingcommers from a variety of backgrounds, including linguists who have developed skills in communicating with public audiences and communicators who have developed a “beat” related to language. April 19-22, 2021, online. Find out about #LingComm21

LingFest

LingFest is a program of online linguistics events aimed at a general audience, taking place between Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, May 2, 2021. Just as a fringe festival compiles a list of independently-organized events on a particular theme, LingFest is an excuse for linguistics communicators to organize an online event, a way for fans to meet fellow linguistics enthusiasts (use #lingfest), and a handy way to find out about more lingcommers who you might want to start following! Find out about #LingFest

LingComm Grant

Have a great idea for a linguistics communication project, but need a bit of money to get it off the ground? Looking to support emerging lingcomm projects? The LingComm Grants in 202 were four $500 grants for communicating linguistics to broader audiences. Find out more about the grants and check out our four grantee projects. Find out about the LingComm Grant

Resources

Thinking of doing more lingcomm but not sure how to go about doing it? Looking to run a lingcomm training session? Check out our resources page for more advice and samples of linguistics communication. Find out about LingComm Resources

LingComm News

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