US English Linguist/Content Moderator

Appen Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago


Appen has an opportunity for native-level US English speaking linguist, to work on data collection and consultation with our engineering team.


  • Create and manage high quality datasets used by machine learning systems to understand different types of online abuse

  • Work with product and engineering teams to create and refine definitions critical to business processes

  • Review output of machine learning systems and provide feedback to engineers

Project Details:

Location: local to Bay Area preferred, Pacific Time zone candidates acceptable

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Commitment: ideally full time (40 hours per week)


  • Bachelors degree in linguistics, communication, psychology, social sciences, literature, or equivalent.

  • Native speaker of US English

  • Excellent time management and organization skills

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment

  • Computer literacy (MS Office, ability to run command-line scripts)

  • Must be comfortable with moderation of offensive/toxic online content

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience annotating data or working with machine learning teams

  • Fluency in one or more languages besides English a bonus

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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