job @ National Geographic – storytelling team

The National Geographic Society uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.

Our mission is only complete when our staff, explorers, educators, youth and partners are seen, valued, and heard. We embrace each person’s identity, experiences, and abilities, and we commit to cultivating an environment where everyone benefits from opportunity, mutual respect and a sense of belonging.

We are committed to cultivating an environment that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion for our staff, explorers and educators and partners.

National Geographic’s headquarters is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. We offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental benefits, generous vacation and parental leave time, a 401(k) plan, flexible work options, career development, and a thriving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program. In addition to our generous benefits, we also offer unique perks which include free museum admission, discount to our museum store, film screenings, world class events with visiting speakers, an employee volunteer day and a robust wellness program.

How You’ll Contribute

The Storytelling team works to expand the organization’s impact through journalism, photography, film/video, web content, mapping, asset management, and data visualization. As one of the largest funders to individual storytellers in this work, it also identifies key grantmaking, and fellowship opportunities with creative talent. Much of the team’s programmatic activity is focused on identifying and building capacity for the next generation of diverse storytellers.

The Vice President, Storytelling Institute will establish and run National Geographic Society’s Storytelling Institute. This institute will be a revenue-generating center of excellence in storytelling training, reaching broad audiences and contributing resources to NGS’ non-profit mission. This is a hands-on role responsible for strategic and operational work.

Your Impact

Responsibilities Include

  • Leadership, Strategic Direction and Team Supervision (45%): Leads the strategic process of imagining, launching and running the storytelling institute for NGS. The institute will serve our Explorer as well as external audiences and will contribute revenue to the Storytelling division. Working closely with The Chief Storytelling Officer, and overseeing a team, the VP ensures that the Institute adheres to the highest standards of National Geographic Storytelling.
  • Design Workflow and Business Processes (35%): Responsible for designing and implementing workflows and business processes for the National Geographic Storytelling Institute. This includes a workflow for marketing, contracting, curriculum development and training delivery.
  • Internal and External Partnership Management (15%):
  • Partner with the Explorer Engagement team to deliver storytelling training to our explorer community.
  • Partner with the Storytelling Team to incorporate storytelling talent and technique into the Institute.
  • Partner with Advancement to potentially advance philanthropic relationships through the Institute.
  • Research (5%): Stay up to date on the newest storytelling, professional learning, and other related fields as appropriate for the Institute.

What You’ll Bring

Educational Background

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Film, or Business Development. MBA preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Experience

  • 15+ years’ experience in business development or start-up management.
  • Management within a media, educational, or storytelling environment desired.
  • Experience in designing and launching a business or core business function.

Necessary Knowledge and Skills

  • Expertise leading a diverse team
  • Experience running a distinct PNL with a proven track record or profitability
  • Expertise working across interdisciplinary teams and managing multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in the educational, storytelling, or media industries.


3+ direct reports

Job Designation

Hybrid – This position has been designated Hybrid, meaning your position will be performed from NGS Base Camp three fixed days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and can be performed remotely for two fixed days a week (Monday and Friday).

We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We want to help you grow and in return, you help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.

Book event Thursday March 10th

Jen Polk, my amazing and incomparable friend is helping me celebrate the release of Employing Linguistics next week!!

Here are the quick details:

Putting More You Into Your Career

A virtual book launch party for Employing Linguistics: Thinking and Talking about Careers for Linguists.
Thursday, 10 March, starting at 2pm EST (11am PST).
Register for this free Zoom event here.

(and Jen wants you to know that this event isn’t just for linguists. – she not one 😀 and she loves us anyways!!)

In her words:

We’ll talk about the book but also have a broader conversation about how you can put more you into your career. That’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart, and I think it will resonate with you, too.

Here’s the registration link (just scroll down past the video and click “BOOK ME” to register) 🙌🏻

Employing Linguistics (virtual) launch party – hosted by LCL

Employing Linguistics is launching and Linguistics Career Launch are here to lend their launching expertise!!

Join us on Friday, Feb 18th
1pm-2pm PST, 2pm-3pm MST, 3pm-4pmCST, 4pm-5pm EST

for a virtual launch party and networking event on Gather brought to you by the group who organized a month-long career-education event this past summer!!

Register here to attend

About the Event: Anna Marie Trester, author of Employing Linguistics, will give a short talk designed to spark ideas that participants will then take around the room: mingling and meeting new people, discussing ad reflecting on the things that give them energy!

Pre-order your copy of the book now

job: Taxonomist (Spotify)

About the job

The Personalization team makes deciding what to play next easier and more enjoyable for every listener. From Daily Mix to Discover Weekly, we’re behind some of Spotify’s most-loved features. We built them by understanding the world of music and podcasts better than anyone else. Join us and you’ll keep millions of users listening by making great recommendations to each and every one of them. We ask that our team members be physically located in Central European time or Eastern Standard/Daylight time zones for the purposes of our collaboration hours.

We’re looking for a taxonomist to join our team focused on Spotify’s subject matter experts. You’ll help bring coherence to terminology and metadata, supporting recommendation models by applying your expertise in language use and information structures. This is a key role that will collaborate with partners in Editorial, Localization, Machine Learning capabilities, and beyond.

What You’ll Do

  • Design a controlled vocabulary
  • Negotiate alignment with stakeholders, normalizing multiple sources of terminology
  • Create a framework for harvesting new terms as well as a process for governance
  • Work with teams to ensure semantic structures represent specialized knowledge and points of view, and have the flexibility to cover a growing set of contexts and domains
  • Help teams scale locally and globally
  • Provide recommendations for augmenting and evolving editorial/subject matter expert tagging capabilities
  • Find opportunities to consult on missions that impact business
  • Evangelize and drive the adoption of taxonomies

Who You Are

  • Have a degree in linguistics (preferred) or information science
  • Experience in developing taxonomy/ontology to support enterprise use cases
  • Skilled researcher who can harness knowledge through a variety of methods and sources
  • Familiar with approaches to search, content discovery, personalization, and globalization
  • A clear communicator who builds relationships and brings others along

Where You’ll Be

  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the Americas region in which we have a work location and is within working hours.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration and ask that all be located that time zone.
  • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here .

Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 381 million users.

Global COVID and Vaccination Disclosure

Spotify is committed to safety and well-being of our employees, vendors and clients. We are following regional guidelines mandating vaccination and testing requirements, including those requiring vaccinations and testing for in-person roles and event attendance. For the US, we have mandated that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated in order to work in our offices and externally with any third-parties. For all other locations, we strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated and also follow local COVID and safety protocols.

job: Research Analyst – Dig Insights

Dig Insights is an innovative and award-winning consumer insights and technology company. Started 10 years ago, Dig continues to be one of the fastest growing companies in Canada, and has been listed as one of the most innovative insights companies globally for the past four years. Our success is due to our strong commitment to our clients, and the creativity and dedication of our entire team. Since the beginning, we have been focused on building the best consumer insights company and that means hiring people who are smart, creative, resourceful and genuine. People who succeed at Dig question established practices and are passionate about helping our clients to move their businesses forward. They either bring a wealth of knowledge or are willing to learn. They are comfortable working in a fast moving, flat organization.

As we continue to grow, both geographically (with offices in Toronto and Chicago), and in our expertise (having launched our own SaaS platform called Upsiide) we are looking for people who want to join a high-growth and highly collaborative company.

Research Analyst – About this role

Working closely with the Managers and Directors on their team, the Research Analyst provides essential support to their team in order to help execute and deliver client projects. Charting data and coordinating project inputs is a large requirement of the role. Research analysts work diligently to learn and then demonstrate the technical skills and knowledge of various research techniques, statistical methods, charting abilities and project coordination. In addition to growing their fundamental skill set as a researcher, Analysts at Dig are encouraged to take part in our company’s exciting culture and enjoy this dynamic stage in their career.

Your primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


• Coordinate inputs for research projects

• Coordinate translation requests and delivery

• Coordinate coding requests and review delivery

• Update questionnaires based on received feedback

• Program basic surveys & test survey links

• Manipulate respondent level data

Analysis & Reporting:

• Review and analyze survey results

• Review, read, and create cross tables

• Pull/chart data into templated reports

• Source images and/or infographics to enhance deliverables

• Conduct secondary research to support analysis

Client Service:

• Attend client meetings and presentations, including note-taking and active listening

• Learn about client business and industry issues via secondary sources

• Manage client access to online client platform

• Manage client support requests

Experience, Skills and Requirements:

• 1-3 years of experience

• University Degree or Graduate Program in a relevant field (Market Research, Business Insights, Marketing, Statistics, or other)

• Solid English communication skills, both written and oral are required

• Proficiency in SPSS and/or Q or other tabulations software

• Excellent skills in PowerPoint and Microsoft Office Suite are required

• Questionnaire writing and survey programming is a big bonus

• Able to work within a fast-paced dynamic environment

• Ability to meet tight deadlines, while maintaining close attention to detail

• Ability to work independently and with a team

Work Perks:

· Our culture is built on Energy, Excellence, Evolution and Equality

· Unlimited vacation policy and a work from home policy

· Our office is located steps to public transportation in the core of Downtown Toronto

· Reimbursement for music subscription, health and wellness classes/memberships, and more

· Social Events such as virtual poker night, virtual happy hour with our pets, virtual trivia night and more!

To find out more about us visit us at &

Due to COVID-19, our employees are currently working remotely. We plan to head back into our lovely office downtown Toronto once it is safe for us all to do so.

Dig Insights believes that its success is dependent on the diverse talents, skills, and ideas of its staff. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including those in the BIPOC and LGTBQ communities, and from people with disabilities.

We thank you for your interest in Dig Insights, however, only candidates who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.

job: Disability Policy Associate – RespectAbility

Disability Policy Associate

RespectAbility’s mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. RespectAbility is a diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities, and that advances policies and practices that empower people with disabilities to have a better future.

We advance a system change agenda that creates access and breaks down barriers to education, employment, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement for diverse people with disabilities. By working in coalition with stakeholders and partners at the federal, state, and local level, and engaging the grassroots, we will advance opportunities for people with disabilities to earn an income, contribute to society, and achieve independence, just like anyone else.

Our innovative work, coalition building, and resources advance best practices to ensure that diverse people with disabilities have the skills, economic opportunities, supports, accommodations, and inclusion they need and deserve to both thrive individually and make their communities stronger. This includes our continued commitment to collaboration with other organizations, including BIPOC and English Language Learner (ELL)-led groups, working in the policy space.

This newly formed position of Disability Policy Associate will join a dynamic policy team. The core focus of this work will be to advance Employment first, cradle-to-career policies that will enable people with disabilities to get the education, skills, access and opportunities they need to thrive.


  • Work with the policy team, board members, volunteers, and partners to achieve the policy and advocacy goals outlined in our strategic plan. See:
  • Work with our team to create and promote widespread use of RespectAbility’s recommendations on disability policy, job seeker supports, employer adoption of best practices, educational attainment, disability entrepreneurship, and more.
  • Support efforts on federal and state policy, including tracking, identifying and seizing opportunities to affect legislative, regulatory and administrative action.
  • Support the team as it collaborates with partners, including federal, state and local government, disability and service organizations, businesses serving not-for-profit organizations and employers to identify and implement key systemic and policy issues solutions to barriers for success.
  • Help to implement strategies and opportunities to educate any impact decision-makers in state capitals on the key issues identified facing people with disabilities, both informally and in the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Help to implement comprehensive strategy to promote both disability entrepreneurship and disability owned business enterprises, including, but not limited to, necessary governmental or regulatory changes, the sharing of best practices between states and the private sector, and enrolling support industries from financial services to entrepreneurship trainers and more.
  • Work with the policy and leadership team on nonpartisan voter guides and political coverage on disability issues. See
  • Assist in the process of training and mentoring apprentices in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Apprenticeship Program.
  • Support team by performing tasks related to organization and strong communication while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Prepare communications, such as memos, emails, invoices, reports, and other correspondence.
  • Write and edit documents from letters to reports and instructional documents, and especially large number of PowerPoint documents.
  • Other duties as assigned in support of RespectAbility’s Policy Department.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Strong writing skills. Accurate spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure are critical in this role. Must be proficient in a variety of writing styles, such as creative, professional and technical writing.
  • Deep proficiency with appropriate software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Zoom and Adobe Acrobat. Willingness and capability to learn how to make documents screen reader accessible for people who are blind or have low vision.
  • Strong organization and executive functioning skills. Must know how to keep yourself and others organized and how to determine which tasks are the most important in a given list.
  • Ability to independently research, gather, and analyze information.
  • Strong personal disability connection is a plus but not required.
  • Spanish language skills a plus but not required.
  • Some experience in advocacy, communications and public policy, and work with policymakers on the same with pre-existing experience in disability policy a major plus.
  • Team player who is upbeat and excited to work in a new, growing and mission-driven organization.
  • Passion for marginalized people and impatience with the status quo.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access as demonstrated by past professional, personal or volunteer efforts around people with disabilities, people of color, underserved communities, underrepresented groups, and other identities.
  • Organized self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in working in vocational rehabilitation, special education, or workforce a strong plus.
  • Organized and systematic research skills that recognize that Google and other search tools represent pieces of a research strategy, not an entire research strategy.
  • Team player who is upbeat, loves working in coalitions, and is excited to work in a growing and mission-driven organization.


Salary will start at $50,000 per year. Healthcare, vacation and other benefits provided. Currently the position is virtual, but as soon as it is safe, the person in this position will work in a hybrid fashion, and should therefore be based in Washington, D.C. or Los Angeles, the main locations of our teams. The successful candidate should be prepared to travel for both collaboration and conferences. This is an exempt position, although we do provide courtesy vacation hours for any hours worked past 50.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

RespectAbility provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RespectAbility complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Senior Editor, Global Advocacy – Wikimedia Foundation (remote)


The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Senior Editor, Global Advocacy to join the Legal department on a full-time fixed-term contract to advance the Wikimedia movement’s vision of every human being able to freely share in the sum of all knowledge; as well as its strategic direction – that by 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be able to join us.

The Wikimedia Foundation, the San Francisco-based nonprofit home of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and other free educational projects, serves as the hub of a global movement of hundreds of thousands of contributors collaborating to collect and share the sum of all human knowledge with the world. Wikipedia, the most prominent of the Wikimedia projects, comprises more than 55 million articles in more than 300 languages and is viewed more than 15 billion times each month from around the world.

Wikimedia’s advocacy work is focused on championing everyone’s right to free knowledge online. The Foundation protects users’ privacy and speech, and educates governments and policymakers about the importance of the free and open internet. Wikimedia believes that regardless of location or circumstance, everyone has the right to seek and share knowledge. The Foundation protects the right to speak and learn freely, shaping public policy that opens access to free online knowledge around the globe. Wikimedia defends free expression, and stands up for its users, including helping contributors respond to legal threats relating to their work on Wikimedia projects. The Foundation supports community voices, maintaining the legal protections around the world to allow volunteer contributors to take the lead on editorial decisions. And Wikimedia speaks up for free knowledge and access, increasing awareness of Wikipedia beyond North America and Europe to expand global knowledge participation.

The Senior Editor, Global Advocacy will report to the Vice President, Global Advocacy. In order to support the ability of the team to communicate a clear, accurate and compelling story, the Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a seasoned writer and editor expert who is able to manage, coordinate, and edit the team’s communications for diverse audiences of external and internal stakeholders. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for shaping and leading Global Advocacy communications in collaboration with the team and, as appropriate, with our communications department. While this is a fixed-term contract ending on 30 June 2022, extension or renewal may be possible if funds and budget permit.

You are responsible for:

  • Manage Global Advocacy team’s efforts to engage readers with informative and educational material;
  • Work with Global Advocacy and Public Policy staff to plan and manage the drafting of op-eds, articles, blog posts, newsletter, web copy, etc;
  • Manage the editorial process for the team’s written products from concept development, drafting, review, copy editing, and sign-off;
  • Collaborate when necessary with Communications Department staff on press publications emerging from Global Advocacy and Public Policy staff;
  • Manage the development and revision of website and social media content, including management of a likely website migration or substantial overhaul;
  • Work with Global Advocacy staff to develop consistent tone and style for a newsletter and other regular updates to the Wikimedia community and allies;
  • Rewrite text drafted by Global Advocacy staff to improve clarity and readability as well as tone of all writing for internal and external audiences;
  • Proofread text and correct spelling, grammar and punctuation;
  • Fact check text for accuracy, including dates and statistics;
  • Coordinate translations.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience writing and editing content related to global tech policy issues and digital rights advocacy, freedom of expression and privacy;
  • At least 3 years’ experience coordinating editorial production;
  • Excellent writing skills (including familiarity with AP Style) in English, especially as applied to press communication, blog posts, and other short-form content;
  • Proficient proofreader;
  • Experience working across digital platforms (websites, mobile, blogs, etc.);
  • Ability to maintain focus and detail orientation when processing large amounts of information or copy;
  • Ability to collaborate with writers to understand their writing needs and maximize their impact;
  • Experience coordinating and executing a substantial overhaul/revision of a website’s content, including working with developers and designers;
  • Demonstrated ability to distill complex topics into language that is understandable to broader audiences;
  • Experience with pitching ideas to different audiences, with the ability to write compellingly to either professional or lay audiences from diverse backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated ability to work on tight deadlines.

Qualities that are important to us:

  • Experience with, or understanding of, free knowledge, open source, free culture, or other online communities and operates with high sensitivity around culture with the goal to respect, preserve and enhance
  • Ability to give and receive feedback in a constructive, collaborative fashion
  • Command of other languages is seen as a plus.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at or (415) 839-6885.

Linguistics Research Project – Appen (Remote)

Project Task

This project involves source research for a list of terms in US English, the grammatical expansion of those terms (morphological variants), the categorization of each variant with respect to identity (i.e., does or can the word refer to people and, if so, does it refer to ethnicity, sexual orientation, political opinion, etc.) and connotation judgments for each word (i.e., whether or not the word has or can have a pejorative connotation).

Purpose of the Project

The purpose of this project is to help identify hate speech online. In addition to the main project, we are collecting in-group judgments for specific identity groups to ensure the data is inclusive and unbiased


  • A native speaker of US English
  • A degree in linguistics or translation.

Click the ‘APPLY‘ and follow the instructions to complete your application

*Once you opened the link, it will direct you to our registration page. Please complete the needed details for the project to qualify. Make sure that you input the United States of America as your Country and Language Region then input English as Primary Language.

How to create a profile in Appen Connect:


Don’t miss the chance to earn extra income working from the comforts of your own home and to be part of a rapidly growing global team for the world’s top Internet search engine companies!

Please do let me know if you have any questions or clarifications regarding the project, you can email me at

“A diverse, inclusive culture is vital to our mission of helping build better AI.

We offer opportunities for individuals of all abilities and backgrounds.”

Thank you and we hope to work with you soon!

Spanish Language Engineer, Alexa Speech

Job ID: 1804092 | Science Solutions LLC


Job summary
Interested in Alexa? Come work with us! We are seeking a Spanish-speaking Language Engineer with experience in the field of computational linguistics or natural language processing. In this role, you will be a key member in a team of language engineers and scientists developing new Alexa products.

You will:

· Work on a high-impact, high-visibility product, with your work improving the experience of millions of customers
· Develop and deliver logical, testable, maintainable, and efficient language modeling solutions within the Alexa system, covering everything from speech recognition to natural language understanding

· Closely collaborate with our research scientist on the development of Alexa technology and solutions

· Apply data science techniques to analyze system performance and identify areas for improvement

· Analyze large or noisy language data sets and accurately describe patterns to derive conclusions and inform language modeling decisions
· Identify tooling needs and aid long-term scalable tool development to automate cross-team work
· Apply a range of NLP methods in practical application, as well as develop NLP components: write rules, build grammars/FSTs, create annotation systems or mappings for the target language
· Collaborate with other engineers and scientists in data collection and development efforts
· Write clear and concise documents (e.g. analysis reports)


· Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Python, bash)
· Knowledge of phonetics/phonology and ability to analyze/validate phonetic transcriptions
· Practical knowledge of version control and agile development
· Native or near-native fluency in a non-English language
· Knowledge of Unix/Linux command line tools
· Excellent written and spoken communication skills


· PhD in Computational Linguistics (or equivalent field with computational emphasis); alternatively, 5 years’ experience in the field
· Knowledge of machine learning and commonly used ML packages and libraries
· Hands-on experience working with Natural Language Processing or Speech Processing
· Experience in writing grammars and building FSTs
· Experience with statistical language modeling
· Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new technologies related to foreign languages, linguistics, phonetics, phonology and language technology
· Practical knowledge of version control systems (e.g. Git) and agile development
· Feeling comfortable and motivated when working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit