European Language Resources Association
European Language distribution Agency=20
Sales & Marketing position
The European Language distribution Agency (ELDA) commissioned by the=
European Language Resources Association (ELRA) invites applications for=
the position of a Sales and Marketing assistant.
ELRA was established in February 1995, with the support of the European=
Commission, to promote the development and exploitation of Language=
Resources (LR). Language Resources include all data necessary for language=
engineering, such as monolingual and multilingual lexica, text corpora,=
speech databases and terminology. The role of the non-profit Association is=
to promote the production of LR and to collect and to validate them and,=
foremost, make them available to users. It will also gather information on=
The Association has members drawn from every country in the European Union=
and expects to attract subscribers from throughout the world. At present,=
ELRA is financed from membership fees and grants; in the future the=
Association will derive income from the sale of licences to users world=
wide. After an initial start-up period of four years, it is planned that=
the Association will be financially independent and self-supporting.
ELDA has immediate opportunities for a Marketing assistant position. He/She=
will help manage the activities of the Association , contributing to the=
work of the small support team, and implementing the commercial strategy of=
This yields excellent opportunities for young, creative, and motivated=
candidates wishing to participate actively in establishing/building the=
European Union Language Engineering field.
Under the supervision of the CEO, the Marketing assistant responsibilities=
* Actively marketing LRs, i.e. advertising and demonstrating LRs,=
* Monitoring Market requirements and developing Market strategies,
* Keeping track of sales figures and business projections,
* Interaction with the relevant players (i.e.: producers, owners and users=
of LR who may be in the industrial, commercial or academic world; and=
governmental and non-governmental agencies) for commercial/marketing=
The successful candidate will have:
=B7 Excellent track record in Sales and Marketing
=B7 good record in Language Engineering or related fields
=B7 Extensive commercial and/or marketing experience in marketing language=
resources, software or other forms of intellectual property is desired.
=B7 Citizenship of, or residency papers for an EU country
=B7 Ability to work in at least two European languages is essential=
Terms and conditions of employment will be subject to negotiation but will=
be commensurate with the responsibilities of the post, and will include=
The position is based in Paris and ELRA is prepared to pay for Relocation.
This is a one year appointment in the first instance, with the strong =
likelihood of a further 2 years of employment or permanent position.
Further information is available about the position and the Association from=
Applicants should send a cover letter addressing the points listed above,=
together with a current Curriculum Vitae, to:
ELRA - Distribution Agency (ELDA)
Dr. Khalid CHOUKRI
87, Avenue d'Italie, F-75013, PARIS,
Tel: +33 1 45 86 53 00
Fax: +33 1 45 86 44 88
For more information about the association:
Web: http://www.icp.grenet.fr/ELRA/home.html (English version)
Web: http://www.icp.grenet.fr/ELRA/fr/home.html (French version)
(Emails and faxes are accepted but with follow up by post).
Closing date for applications: April, 25, 1997.
Tel. +33 1 45 86 53 00
Fax. +33 1 45 86 44 88
87, Avenue D'ITALIE, 75013 PARIS