compensation: $15.38/hour to start; $16.83/hour after successful completion of training employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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Ever wonder where those captions on your television screen come from when you activate the closed-captioning option on your remote? Well, believe it or not, living, breathing human beings are responsible for most of the captions on those newscasts and live TV shows you love to watch! Captioners, meaning us mere mortals who create those captions, do so in a studio setting where we listen to a program's audio through headphones, and actually repeat what is spoken as verbatim as possible. It's called echoing. Think you can do that? Try it the next time you’re watching a program, or listening to a podcast by repeating every word the speaker says.
We call this job "Live Voice Writing." Here's why. "Live" because most of the programming we cover is live in real-time. "Voice" because you are speaking for the duration of a program. And "Writing" because your voice is essentially writing captions that appear on the viewer's screen. So, this is NOT a writing job in the traditional sense. Still with me?
If so, National Captioning Institute (NCI) is seeking those who meet the requirements below and have the ability to train at our physical location in Chantilly, VA. For your protection, we are adhering to all safety protocols and guidelines due to COVID-19. After satisfactory on-air proficiency is demonstrated, you will be required to work remotely.
So, if you like to talk, understand what the position entails, and fit the minimum requirements, we want to hear from you! Please review the additional information below to see if you might be the right candidate. And oh, did I mention, training is paid at $32,000 per year to start with benefits!
• An undergraduate degree in (but not limited to) Communications, English, or another liberal arts discipline, OR Associate's degree, plus one year of related experience, OR completion of training program in court reporting or captioning, OR a high school diploma, plus three years of related work experience.
• Interest in providing media access to millions of closed captioning users.
• Ability to read, write, and speak English with a native proficiency.
• Clear speaking voice and excellent enunciation skills.
• Ability to make quick judgments and work under deadlines.
• Proficiency in PC-based computer applications, with strong multitasking and troubleshooting skills.
• Ability to follow written directions.
• Quick and accurate research abilities.
• Readiness to work independently, with limited supervision.
• Willingness to work a non-traditional schedule
• Willingness to work overtime, holidays, or as needed according to broadcast schedules.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to:
• Listen to and echo (repeat) the audio of live broadcasts;
• Sit for extended periods of time;
• Use computer for extended periods of time;
• Perceive and analyze on-screen captioning information;
• Use hands and fingers to interface with captioning software as well as Microsoft Office applications;
• Communicate with staff, other departments, and clients via e-mail, phone, and instant message.
The National Captioning Institute offers:
• A friendly, casual work environment
• A structured paid training program.
• Paid Leave/Vacation.
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance.
• The opportunity to provide a valuable service.
• Job Type: Full-time
• Salary: $32,000.00 /year to start; $35,000/year after successful completion of training and on-air assessments, with opportunities to earn additional money, including overtime.
Training is still in person at this time, so social-distancing orders may affect your start date.
We are looking to fill the shifts below immediately!