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Realtime Voice Captioner (44669)

Company: CaptionMax
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Live Voice Captioner

Location: On-site at our Minneapolis, MN office

Status: Full-time

Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 PM Tuesday- Saturday, with some flexibility


Turn on your TV any time of the day and you'll find adrenaline-packed sports, late-breaking news, earth-changing weather, and live events of all sorts available on thousands of channels and digital networks. Each of those programs requires a closed captioner to transform the spoken word into text that can be immediately accessible to the viewers. You could be the captioner of those live events!

Under the direction of a Realtime Captioning Supervisor, individual will be responsible for the preparation and creation of closed captions on live and post-production events using voice recognition software. Individual must possess excellent English grammar comprehension and spelling skills. Individual must be able to perform under pressure with strict timelines. A training program averaging 3 months will be provided for skill building, software, and procedure specifics.

This position is located on-site at our headquarters at International Market Square in Minneapolis.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Operate voice recognition and closed captioning applications to perform accurate realtime captioning of live and near-live events
  • Research and prepare daily terminology related to, but not limited to,

news and sports

  • Adhere to and provide regular updates to the Captionmax Realtime style guides, word lists, and term channels
  • Create verbatim scripts to post-production programs
  • Maintain a punctual time schedule with strict project start and end times
  • Adapt to live programming schedule demands within your shift
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform in a demanding work environment, including flexibility in work schedules (nights, weekends, holidays as needed)
  • Monitor captioning assignments, troubleshoot during live broadcasts, and produce program status reports describing any discrepancies
  • Establish self-discipline to stay focused on a project, quickly resolve discrepancies, and prevent self-inflicted errors
  • Log start and completion times for assigned projects, upload transcripts
  • Strive toward continuous accuracy and efficiency improvements



Must have a clear speaking voice with excellent enunciation skills and be comfortable speaking for long durations at a time. Must possess excellent English grammar comprehension and spelling skills. Must be able to adapt to the demands of different clients. Be able to self-direct workflow and work independently. Requires an ability to handle multiple tasks while focusing on a high amount of attention to detail. Requires thorough knowledge of Microsoft Windows-based software. Individual must be familiar with computer hardware and terminology.

If interested, please go to the Captionmax website to apply: https://captionmax.com/about-us/careers/

Phone, fax, and mailed applications not considered--apply through website only. Equal Opportunity Employer. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.


Join a growing company in a fast-paced industry that, for over 20 years, has brought inclusive accessibility to tens of millions of individuals around the world. Captionmax provides closed captioning for prerecorded media and real-time events, subtitling and localization services, video description, and specialized scripts. Our clients range from the biggest names in media and entertainment, to large corporations, educational institutions, and government entities.


We are fun and creative professionals who care about our teammates and the work we do. Captionmax offers a variety of benefits to full-time employees, including a choice of three healthcare plans, dental, vision, 401k with matching contributions, PTO and paid sick time. We hold a casual dress code and modern office environment with free parking and badged access, offering complimentary coffee and tea 24 hours a day and a 24/7 commissary at our headquarters at International Market Square in Minneapolis.

Keywords: CaptionMax, Minneapolis , Realtime Voice Captioner (44669), Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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