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

Career Events at the LSA (this wknd)!

Are you a linguist looking to get some support with career education, exploration, and navigation? The Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest group has two great (virtual) events planned to be held in conjunction with the upcoming annual meeting!

Mixer Event

To sign up to attend the mixer for informal career networking on Friday, January 7 from 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern / 8:00am-9:30am Pacific, fill out

Mentoring Event

To sign up to be a mentee and receive more individual advice in a one-time mentoring session on Saturday, January 8 from 12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern / 9:00am-11:00am Pacific, fill out

Career Camp in 2022

Join a community of intrepid career navigators this January! Career Camp (edition 14) launches on Friday January 14th, 2022. Make progress on your career next steps, break down the interrelated processes of career education, exploration, and professional self-presentation into small, manageable pieces. We gather as a group weekly on Fridays @ 2pm pst / 3pm mst / 4pm cst / 5pm est.

Career Camp is five weeks of focused activities and structured feedback on the stories used in career interactions, based on activities from Bringing Linguistics to Work. Weekly discussions and activities focus on bringing a linguistic lens to the stories which comprise the texts and interactions surrounding the job search. Gain some clarity on where are, where you have been, and where you are going!

Want to learn more before you sign up? Come to the info session on Friday Jan 7th @2pm pdt / 3pm mdt / 4pm cdt / 5pm edt.

Thinking in terms of stories was transformative for me. I’m definitely a convert to the notion of seeing the world in stories.  Before Career Camp I’d been feeling stuck. I was uncomfortable and unsure about how to interact with LinkedIn. I didn’t enjoy researching organizations. This mini-course changed the way I look at those activities; when everything is a story, everything is data. Looking at data is fun, so looking at LinkedIn can be fun, too. I now feel less stressed and more productive as I explore and apply.  

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Research Analyst – Obama Foundation

As a member of the Creative and Communications team, the Research Analyst will help to expand the capacity of the research team and ensure that the Foundation’s increasing demand for vetting reports is met without compromising our high standards. This individual will perform research and write vet reports for internal distribution, working to ensure all vetting is carried out in a timely manner and all potential partners meet the Foundation’s standards. The individual will also assist in improving the Research team’s workflow and processes, and will provide broader research as needed by the Foundation. This is a temporary, full-time role that will last through at least the end of 2021; the Research Analyst will report to the Research Lead.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Researching potential speakers, vendors, and other partners for the Foundation to ensure the Foundation is operating in accordance with its values. This will entail review of the public records, media coverage, and online presence of those the Foundation may work with, to provide full visibility into potential relationships the Foundation may enter
  • Synthesize pertinent research findings and write memoranda on each vet subject, summarizing and providing adequate context for research
  • Distribute vet reports to relevant stakeholders within the Foundation
  • Working with internal Foundation teams to build individualized workflows and research strategies for specific cross-departmental events, and leading the research process for these events
  • Maintaining the Foundation’s research and vetting database, ensuring it is consistently updated and reflects the latest understanding of the research team and the Foundation

Key Deliverables / Outcomes

  • Updated vetting standards
  • Vetting and research request process
  • Vetting assignment and cost tracker
  • Vetting and research communication strategy and plan
  • Vetting and research analysis and reporting
  • Vetting and research approval process
  • Research and issues/risk log

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge and practical understanding of relevant research software
  • Strong writing and organizational skills with the ability to produce concise, accurate reports
  • Highly organized, with track record of meeting short- and long-term responsibilities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high volume organization; prioritizes effectively
  • High ethical standards, refuses to cut corners even when under pressure
  • Able to handle and communicate sensitive information effectively

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.

Postdoc @ Stanford – Black Academic Development Lab

Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Anne Charity Hudley

Important Info

Graduate School of EducationPostdoc Appointment Term: 9-12 months Appointment Start Date: January 15, 2021

How to Submit Application Materials: 

As a single PDF file send to Anne H. Charity Hudley at 

The Black Academic Development Lab at Stanford University, Anne H. Charity Hudley, Ph.D., PI, seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow in education, linguistics, and African-American studies. The appointment is scheduled to begin on January 15, 2022; a later start date may also be possible. The position is renewable for a second year, contingent on satisfactory performance. Nine-month candidates will also be considered. The successful candidate will have an active research program related to the education of African Americans. They should have experience with mixed methods research in the humanistic social science tradition.
To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by Wednesday, December 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
  Required Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.
  • Candidates must also have evidence of a strong commitment to the academic mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students as well as students from other groups underrepresented in education research.
  • A Ph.D. in education or a related area is required by the time of appointment.
  • Related areas that will be considered include but are not limited to anthropology, African-American Studies, English, linguistics, psychology, sociology, and speech and hearing sciences.

Required Application Materials: 

  • Applicants must submit the following: a letter of application, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and 2 writing samples.
  • Applicants are also asked to submit a statement of contributions to diversity, especially addressing lived and professional experience in mentoring students.
  • Applicants should send the names of 3-5 academic references.
  • Applications and inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Charity Hudley at
  • Selected applicants will be interviewed via Zoom.
  • The Stanford Graduate School of Education has a genuine commitment to diversity and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.