[Corpora-List] Job posting: salesperson for Sketch Engine

Adam Kilgarriff adam at lexmasterclass.com
Mon May 14 22:17:52 CEST 2012

I realise most readers will be academic rather than sales types, but perhaps you know people (students who are graduating?) who might be interested. A version of this advert is online at http://trac.sketchengine.co.uk/wiki/Website/SalesPost Please pass on. * * *European Sales Executive* *Lexical Computing Ltd*

Lexical Computing Ltd (LCL) is a small research company working at the intersection of linguistics, technology and dictionary-making. Its strap line is 'corpora for all'. It has a leading corpus query tool, the Sketch Engine, incorporating ‘word sketches’, one page corpus-driven summaries of word’s grammatical and collocational behaviour. Customers include Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Collins, Cornelsen and Le Robert and around 100 universities.

http://www.sketchengine.co.uk contains further details about the company and the product

*The Job *is to sell the Sketch Engine to universities and language schools in the UK and throughout Europe. The role involves

- developing comprehensive knowledge of LCL services including the

Sketch Engine

- preparing and implementing a strategy to maximise sales to

institutional customers

- managing and developing relationships with JISC-collections (

http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk) and similar organisations in other

European countries

- representing LCL at relevant conferences and workshops and giving


You will be based at home, with extensive UK and European travel

*Salary:* 23,000 per annum + commission, with on-target earnings of 45,000, uncapped

*Requirements* Degree Demonstrable sales track record Knowledge of linguistics: you will be selling to linguistics professors. You need to be able to describe the structure of an English sentence Native speaker or with near-native-level fluency in English Right to live and work in UK

*Desirable* Experience of sales to Universities social networks, in a sales context linguistics research language teaching

Knowledge of other languages (the more the better), also of corpus linguistics * *Please send letter of application, contact details for two referees, and CV, to inquiries at sketchengine.co.uk by Sunday 17th June

-- ======================================== Adam Kilgarriff adam at lexmasterclass.com

Director Lexical Computing Ltd

Visiting Research Fellow University of Leeds Corpora for all with the Sketch Engine

DANTE: a lexical database for English

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