AI/ML Creative Producer for Voice (French), Siri Understanding

Culver City, CA 90232
  • Job Code
    200218544
Summary

Summary

Posted: Jun 25, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200218544

Join the team that crafts memorable characters who talk to millions of users a day as the voices of Siri. Using...Summary

Summary

Posted: Jun 25, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200218544

Join the team that crafts memorable characters who talk to millions of users a day as the voices of Siri. Using groundbreaking technology in spoken language, user interfaces, and artificial intelligence, you can help shape the next evolution of human-computer interaction.
Apple's Text-To-Speech Production Studio is a diverse and hardworking team looking for an especially skilled and creative Voice Producer eager to improve the customer experience of interacting with computer systems and devices in French.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience directing and/or producing audio and video used in commercial products or applications
  • Familiarity with budgeting, line producing, and hiring crew for full-scale productions.
  • Experience with casting, directing, and managing relationships with talent.
  • Previous relationships with production and post-production houses, in California or around the world
  • Ability to travel both within and outside of the US, possibly multiple times a year.
  • Knowledge of phonetics/linguistics, an understanding of standard phonetic alphabets
  • Native fluency in French and ability to work in an English speaking environment
  • Native familiarity with current popular culture, vernacular, and media in France.

Description

You will join the team that is responsible for creating and overseeing synthesized voices used in many increasing areas of the customer experience at Apple. You will help define the characteristics of these voices and follow their creation from inception to customer delivery. We are looking for a Voice Producer that has both extensive experience in directing and producing as well as the ability to utilize computer programs and systems in order to efficiently interact with technical and engineering teams. Because you will be working closely with directors, producers, and voice talent as well as engineers from a number of other teams at Apple, we are looking for a team player who thrives in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities.

Apple's text-to-speech voices are known for their high audio quality and distinctive personalities. The Voice Producer's main responsibility is to ensure that these standards are defined, met, and maintained from the beginning of the development process through to software release and then on an ongoing basis as continuous updates and improvements are made.

Specific responsibilities will include:-
* Casting and hiring of support personnel including talent coaches and script supervisors
* Overseeing voice productions to ensure quality standards and character brief are met at all stages of production
* Learning and using proprietary tools to track production progress including script completion and alignment to schedules
* Working with script department to ensure that scripts meet quality standards and character brief
* Prepare Git pull requests and perform reviews and merges for scripts and script-related assets
* Presenting and coordinating with all partners including writers, translators, build engineers, language engineers, QA and QE engineers, and Product Marketing
* Performing semi-annual Competitive Analysis and providing experienced opinion on product quality
* Learning and using proprietary tools to validate dialogue translations and make corrections where vital
* Working with writers and translators to ensure dialogue meets quality standards and character brief
* Learning and using proprietary tools to verify and correct pronunciations
* Working with language engineers and linguists to improve voice builds on an ongoing basis, including pronunciations, prosody, and character
* Understanding or learning about Natural Language Processing and Speech components specific to your language

Education & Experience

M.A. in Media Production, Linguistics or related field; or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and concepts including sprints, stories, effort estimation, and retrospectives
  • Solid understanding of issue-tracking systems such as Jira
  • Solid understanding of tag-based markup including XML
  • Solid understanding of Unix command line and execution of Python scripts
  • Solid understanding of distributed version control systems, specifically Git and team workflows including feature branches; crafting, reviewing, and merging pull requests; and managing repositories
  • Apple's most important resource, our soul, is our people. Apple benefits help further the well-being of our employees and their families in meaningful ways. No matter where you work at Apple, you can take advantage of our health and wellness resources and time-away programmes. We're proud to provide stock grants to employees at all levels of the company, and we also give employees the option to buy Apple stock at a discount - both offer everyone at Apple the chance to share in the company's success. You'll discover many more benefits of working at Apple, such as programmes that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products.
  • Apple benefits programmes vary by country and are subject to eligibility requirements.
  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace


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AI/ML Creative Producer for Voice (French), Siri Understanding

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Culver City, CA 90232

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