Jobs [temporary position, 6 months]: Linguistics

[Job posted on july 2nd 2015 by Google on Linguist List]

Junior Linguist

University or Organization: Google
Job Location: California, USA
Job Title: Junior Linguist (English)
Job Rank: Junior Linguist; Other

Specialty Areas: Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): English (eng)


As a Junior Linguist, you will be annotating and reviewing linguistic data in English. You will also contribute to a number of other tasks to improve natural language processing at Google.

Work will be done from Google’s office in Mountain View, CA.

The tasks include:

– Annotating and reviewing linguistic data
– Labelling text with semantic, syntactic, and morphological features
– Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines
– Evaluating current system outputs
– Deriving NLP data for new and ongoing projects


– Native-level speaker of English
– Degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics
– Experience in annotation work
– Knowledge of semantics and syntax
– Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts, learn in-house tools
– Keen interest in technology and computer-literate
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Attention to detail and good organizational skills
– Able to multitask effectively, flexible to changing priorities.

Project duration: 6 months (with potential extension).  This is a fixed-term contract, not a permanent position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (in PDF format) with “Junior Linguist [English]” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2015 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Amanda Morris


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