Now Hiring Realtime Captioners
Our Voice Captioners work from home and enjoy a flexible work schedule. Employees are provided training prior to transcribing for our customers. They start out working on a part-time basis with the opportunity to become full-time. In addition to an hourly base pay, we offer incentive pay for certain events, incentive bonuses, and insurance benefits for full-time employees, a 401k retirement program and an exceptional support team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The scope of work may include but is not limited to the following:
- Produce near instantaneous transcription of the spoken word into text as close to verbatim as possible using speech recognition technology.
- Plan ahead for scheduled programs and events by conducting research related to the correct spelling of words and names, etc. likely to be referenced in the event.
- Record notes as needed and as per company procedures.
- Participate in ongoing trainings as needed.
- Experienced in the development and maintenance of a dictionary of news vocabulary
- Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently; a clear speaking voice and excellent enunciation skills
- Dedicated to ongoing process of improving skills throughout career
- Good cultural and news general knowledge
- Detail oriented, follows procedures
- Some technical familiarity with computers
- Able to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays
- Reliable and punctual; exceptional customer service skills, team player
- Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and able to learn new systems quickly
- Achieved a voice writing certification with high degree of accuracy (98.5% or better). Broadcast captioning specialization preferred. Prior experience may also be considered.
- Paid Training: All employees travel to VITAC's headquarters for one week of paid technical instruction at the beginning of a salaried training period. Upon completion, the Captioner is paid a competitive hourly on-air rate.
- Technical Support: VITAC hires Captioners to work in an employee status. Doing so allows us to train our captioners on the technical aspects before they go on air, and Captioners continue to receive support throughout their employment.
- VITAC remote Captioner employees are provided with all of their equipment, hardware, software, technical support, phone line installation, and direct billing of phone line charges. Employees provide their own television, headsets, and pay for their own high-speed internet service.
- Guaranteed Payment and Benefits: VITAC Captioner employees are paid bi-monthly via direct deposit and are offered a benefit package that includes health insurance with shared employer/employee premiums, company-paid short- and long-term disability, and a 401(k) plan with a percentage of match on the employee's investment.
- Varied Schedules: It may be obvious, but it still warrants mentioning – broadcast Captioners work the hours of the broadcast industry. VITAC is a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, 365-day-a-year business. If you're watching something on television, likely someone somewhere is captioning at that time. That might sound overwhelming, but it can result in some interesting scheduling options.