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compensation: $17.50-Hour
employment type: contract

Speech and Language Annotator

Corestaff Services is seeking Data Associates to join a data team for one of our customers, the worlds largest on line retailer. This position is located in Boston.. The role focuses on speech and language data, primarily in the areas of transcription, text annotation, and general data analysis deliverables.

Requirements

Transcribing and annotating high priority deliverables
Delivering high quality under aggressive deadlines
Translating established guidelines into daily work practices
Working autonomously with minimum direction
Handling unique data analysis requests from a range of data customers
Contributing to process improvements to reduce handling time and improve output

In addition, the Data Associate will need to quickly understand changes to conventions deployed in response to customers' requests and change workflows accordingly. The Associate should be able to contribute to improvements in the software tools by identifying bugs and suggesting enhancements.

The Data Associate must have a passion for data, efficiency, and accuracy as well as:

Show proactive behavior in addressing issues and problems
Excellent communication, strong organizational skills, and very detail-oriented
Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
Willingness to support several projects at one time, and to accept re-prioritization as necessary
Ability to keep up with changing project conventions and new projects

REQUIRED SKILLS

Proficiency in Canadian French, both verbal and written skills
Experience working with speech from various dialects and accents
Able to work with audio content (wearing headsets) for a portion of the day

PREFERRED SKILLS

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as Linguistics, Communications, or other language or data-related disciplines
Experience working with speech or language data, including experience with transcription, annotation, and other forms of data markup
Interest in semantics and related areas
Practical knowledge of data processing needs and trade-offs
CORESTAFF Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable law. CORESTAFF Services is not associated with Core Staffing Services, Inc. which operates in the New York metro area.
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