Linguistics Specialist

Minimum Preferably Master?s degree in English literature

Not applicable

The tasks a Language Specialist is expected to perform include: Specialising in one or more Indian or foreign languages

Collecting literature from archives, libraries on languages and studying their structure and development

Tracing origin and evolution of words and deciphers writings and ancient languages found in archaeological remains of past civilisation

Analysing ancient languages and comparing them with modern languages

Writing theses and preparing dictionaries

Proficient in writing or compiling dictionaries, lists, lexicons, encyclopaedias, etc.

Knowledge of different languages

Well-versed with problems of translation

Proficient in practical usage of grammar

Proficient in identifying instances of incorrect usage of grammar

Proficient in one or more different languages like Japanese, German and French, etc.

Will be updated

Excellent command of English

Team worker

Good communication skills

Eye for detail

High accuracy Technical writing skills


Linguistic abilities

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is available
Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 6/7 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include long hours of working, stress, extensive use of computer, sitting for long hours, etc.

Occupational hazards include shoulder back pain, neck pain, fatigue, eyestrain, headache, risk of metabolic syndrome, etc.

For freshers -INR15,000 toINR20,000 per month

For candidates with 2 - 4 years of experience ?INR25,000 toINR40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Media and Entertainment Industry in India

The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The Print segment in India, with a readership base of over 250 million, is estimated to be the second largest print market in the world.

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.

Keeping in mind the current employment, and the expected growth in different segments in the industry, we project that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, which translates to an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons. All these factors mean that there will be a huge demand of Language Specialists across towns and cities in India.


Publishing houses across India

Media houses across India

Creative agencies across India

Towns and cities across India