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Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Chris Wellekens

6-1 (2015-03-02) Language Resources Project Manager - Junior at ELDA-ELRA

The European Language resources Distribution Agency (ELDA), a company specialized in Human Language Technologies within an international context, acting as the distribution agency of the European Language Resources Association (ELRA), is currently seeking to fill an immediate vacancy for a Language Resources Project Manager ? Junior position. This yields excellent opportunities for young, creative, and motivated candidates wishing to participate actively to the Language Engineering field.

Language Resources Project Manager - Junior

Under the supervision of the Language Resources Sales Manager, the Language Resources Project Manager ? Junior will be in charge of the identification of Language Resources (LRs) and the negotiation of rights in relation with their distribution.

The position includes, but is not limited to, the responsibility of the following tasks:
?    Identification of LRs and Cataloguing
?    Negotiation of distribution rights, including interaction with LR providers, drafting of distribution agreements, definition of prices of language resources to be integrated in the ELRA catalogue
?    LR Packaging and Archiving

?    University degree or equivalent in computational linguistics, information science, knowledge management or similar fields
?    Experience in project management (especially European projects), as well as practice in contract and partnership negotiation at an international level, would be a plus
?    Dynamic and communicative, flexible to combine and work on different tasks
?    Ability to work independently and as part of a team, in particular the ability to supervise members of a multidisciplinary team
?    Proficiency in French and English
?    Citizenship of (or residency papers) a European Union country

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The position is based in Paris.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should email a cover letter addressing the points listed above together with a curriculum vitae to:

Valérie Mapelli
9, rue des Cordelières
75013 Paris
Mail :

ELRA was established in February 1995, with the support of the European Commission, to promote the development and exploitation of Language Resources (LRs). LRs include all data necessary for language engineering, such as monolingual and multilingual lexica, text corpora, speech databases and terminology. The role of this non-profit membership Association is to promote the production of LRs, to collect and to validate them and, foremost, make them available to users. The association also gathers information on market needs and trends.

For further information about ELDA/ELRA, visit

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