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8 Aug 2018

Part-Time Hawaiian Linguist

Appen – Posted by gjapson Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Job Description

Appen, the #1 Employer on Flexjobs’s Top 100 Employers for Flexible work, is hiring for work from home roles. We offer competitive pay, free training and the ability to set your own work schedule. Appen is working on a paid language-based project to improve online user experience and we are looking for several English native speakers to participate in this project.

Location: Remote, work from home
Hours: 15+ hours per week
Length: 3-5 weeks with potential for additional ongoing work

Required locales: Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui counties
Start date: Immediate

Task description:

The project involves populating map data with accurate local pronunciations.
Consultant will review, verify, correct and add pronunciations as necessary for roads and places local to the indicated county.


Has lived at least 10 years in Hawaii.
This task can be performed by residents of Hawaii and due to nature of the task we strongly prefer candidates from the following counties: Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui. Well-qualified candidates from neighboring counties are also welcome to apply.
Significant experience navigating and/or giving directions throughout this region, including rural areas.
Native speaker of US English dialect local to Hawaii.
Mac computer running High Sierra (Mac OS 10.13.5) or higher.
Training in phonetic transcription.
Knowledge of sociolinguistic background of Hawaii.


Preferred Skills:
Some college- or post-graduate level Linguistics or English courses preferred.

Detailed instructions will be provided via email shortly to those candidates who have been shortlisted.

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Job Categories: Admin and general. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: computational lingustics, Hawaii, hawaiian langauge, language expert, linguist, and linguistics.

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