Computational Linguist (Contract To Hire)

Getty Images Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

Search Vocabulary Linguist

The Search Vocabulary Linguist develops, manages, and maintains the vocabulary, which is the basis for search across multiple languages and all our sites. This position works closely with Global Vocabulary Manager and with the Search Vocabulary Editors to ensure that vocabulary development is consistent across all languages, and that the quality and prioritization of vocabulary translation outsourcing is done according to customer needs and standards.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates search for assets on Getty Images websites by ensuring that the controlled vocabulary meets the needs of global customers for all Getty products and web sites in all target markets

  • Manages the translation of the controlled vocabulary in all supported languages including selection of material, shipment to third party as needed, and QA of third-party translation.

  • Conducts research and analysis to identify customer trends.

  • Generates search engine and/or vocabulary ideas for implementation and identifies best methods for prioritization of vocabulary work across platforms and languages

  • Partners cross-functionally to ensure vocabulary work best supports search and site needs across languages

  • Drafts and maintains guidelines to guarantee accuracy and quality of vocabulary work

  • Assists in the development of tools and software aimed at improving the quality of service offered to users of the Getty Images vocabulary

  • Trains and assist new and existing users of internal and external search systems.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • 3+ years of Localization experience required.

  • 2+ years metadata management experience.

  • Localization project management experience preferred.

  • Advanced understanding of online search systems, search vocabulary rules and processes, and keywording standards.

  • Experience working in a customer focused environment.

  • Native speaker of one or more of the core Getty languages and English fluency required; knowledge of additional language a plus

  • Thorough understanding of controlled vocabulary management principles and their application within a commercial environment.

  • An articulate communicator, both written and verbal.

  • Computer proficiency with an aptitude for mastering software systems.

  • Ability to work successfully within a global team involving regular communication with remote team members.

  • Detail oriented while able to grasp big picture impact.

  • Able to maintain quality while working to tight deadlines

  • A self-motivated, highly organized, creative individual

  • BA in Linguistics or Languages required.

MA preferred.

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