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Pronunciation Advisor/ Linguist

BBC ~ London

Job Introduction
The BBC Pronunciation Research Unit provides advice on the pronunciation of names, words and phrases in any language required by anybody in the BBC. The Unit is staffed by Pronunciation Linguists who carry out research and communicate advice to broadcasters. The Pronunciation Research Unit is part of BBC Editorial Policy and Standards. We are recruiting for a Linguist (phonetician/phonologist) to join our team based in London, on a twelve month contract.

Main Responsibilities
The role of a Pronunciation Linguist is to carry out linguistic research and deliver advice on pronunciation in all languages to BBC programme makers, ensuring that pronunciations in BBC broadcasts are accurate and anglicised/standardised in a consistent manner, appropriate to the context. You will receive and manage requests for advice, assessing users’ needs, prioritising work and carrying out rigorous research, in line with established practices. You will also review pronunciation-specific audience feedback and, on request, help formulate responses for Complaints teams, Senior Management or the BBC Board.

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