Job: Japanese transcriber at Amazon

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Job Title: Japanese Transcriber
Company: Amazon

We are seeking an experienced full-time Japanese Data Analyst to transcribe and annotate Japanese speech. The candidate will work under the direction of the Language Data Program Manager, and must be capable of delivering high quality data under aggressive time constraints.

Specifically, the Analyst will:

  • Work with management on adapting transcription and annotation guidelines for the Japanese language.
  • Provide hands-on transcription and annotation services.
  • Translate established guidelines into daily work practices.
  • Work with management on workload scheduling and deliverables.

In this role, you will get to show your exceptional attention to detail and follow-through. You will also capitalize on your:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to quickly analyze data to draw and present conclusions with actionable steps.
  • Ability to multitask across several speech domains and work autonomously with minimum direction.

This job requires a commitment of a minimum of 30 hours per week. Candidates must be located in Cambridge, MA or the surrounding areas. Expectation is for initial in-office training and work, contingent upon project needs. Hours are flexible, and fast and stable internet connection is required.

3 month contract with definite possibility of contract extension or being flipped to a full time employee.

Basic Qualifications:
To be in consideration for this role the following aspects are required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to languages or linguistics.
  • Excellent Japanese language skills. All candidates must be native-level Japanese speakers.
  • Excellent English language skills. Candidates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in English.
  • Ability to type quickly and accurately in Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana, using a keyboard with an American layout.
  • Up-to-date knowledge or awareness of popular culture in Japan.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Comprehension of a variety of Japanese accents.
  • Communication skills and experience working with technical teams.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment.
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