[Corpora-List] Longman Dictionaries Recruitment

Satchell, Trevor Trevor.Satchell at pearson.com
Fri Feb 1 17:35:28 CET 2008

Longman Dictionaries, part of Pearson Education, is looking for a hands-on data programmers/project coordinators for various contract (fixed term) and permanent positions starting as soon as possible. The roles involves the following tasks:

- XML conversion/parsing of monolingual and bilingual dictionary data

- CD-ROM data preparation. Taking existing content and delivering to software developers in an agreed XML format, ensuring that data is fully validated and parsed before supplying. A wide range of data is to be supplied, including dictionary text, pictures, spoken audio, etc. This involves linking different assets like sound files and pictures to entries

- setting up new projects on an XML editing system for lexicographic compilation

The ideal candidates would have the following skills: * Excellent data preparation skills, preferably involving XML content development and validation. Experience of programming essential, involving appropriate data processing languages such as PERL, PYTHON, RUBY or OMNIMARK. * Experience of HTML, CSS and JavaScript * Experience of standard project management techniques, using Microsoft Project, an advantage. * Good communication skills, able to communicate objectives and maintain an excellent working relationship with in-house editorial and technical staff and occasionally external suppliers. * CD-ROM software development experience would be useful but not essential * Working knowledge of European or Asian languages an advantage

The work is available immediately and is based in Harlow, UK (midway between Cambridge and London). Salary according to experience.

If you're interested, please email with your cv to Trevor Satchell mailto:trevor.satchell at pearson.com

Trevor Satchell CD-ROM and System Manager

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