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.

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