Citizen Lexicographer

As a citizen lexicographer, you'll help The Weaponized Word make the world a safer place for marginalized and targeted populations. You'll leverage your fluency in one or more languages to procure and moderate new units of language from a wide range of sources, online and offline. You'll use a variety of online dictionaries, blogs and social media posts to track the evolution of slang and discriminatory language among linguistic communities and diasporas.
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  • Natural affinity for language and an understanding of the fundamentals of syntax and grammar
  • Proficiency with online research and productivity tools
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Highly communicative and comfortable working remotely
  • Ability to arbitrate multiple viewpoints on volatile language, and to speak clinically about issues of inequality, toxicity and violence

Nice To Haves

  • Fluency in multiple languages
  • Exposure to common phonetic notations like IPA, SAMPA and CMU
  • Hands-on experience working with targeted linguistic populations
  • Exposure to linguistic field methods and other tools of cultural anthropology
  • Post-secondary degree in linguistics, lexicography or computational linguistics

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