USA Studios

Freelance Closed Captioner

USA Studios • New York, NY, United States


  • Position
  • Start Date
    Oct 19, 2016Sep 29, 2017
  • Location
    New York, NY, United States
  • Rate
    This is a paid position. Rate is rate is negotiable and on a project to project basis.
  • Status
    Job has been filled

Job Description

Minimum 2 year broadcast captioning experience a must. Excellent command of the English language, including slang and colloquial expressions. Skills should include editing/proofreading, good judgment, problem solving ability, and an engaged and creative attitude.


Generating high-quality broadcast caption files in a timely manner, usually working with a transcript or script (occasional transcription) using MacCaption.
Ability to transcribe English audio accurately at 50 WPM or faster
Research and confirm spellings of specialized terminology and proper names
Review captioned programs (your own and others’) for accuracy, synchronization of captions with audio, completeness, and screen placement.
Manage work/delivery schedule
Communicate with clients
Maintain efficiency and quality


Minimum two year experience with closed captioning - Familiar with MacCaption
Vast knowledge of closed captioning regulations
Excellent command of English grammar and spelling
Exceptional organization, time management, and communication skills
Familiarity with technology, including Microsoft Office and a variety of nonlinear video players
Comfortable with being self-directed and focused on a single project
High attention to detail
Multi-tasker with the ability to perform under high time pressure
Ability to adapt to fast-paced environment

Required experience:

Broadcast Captioning: 2 years
MacCaption: 2 years

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