AccuWeather is hiring an

Administrative Assistant, Closed Captioning

State College, United States

 AccuWeather Overview

AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile internet sites, smart TVs and appliances, as well as traditional media. AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and weather content and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites, including wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News, and The New York Times. AccuWeather is looking for an Administrative Assistant, Closed Captioning to join our team!  This position will work out of our Global Headquarters in State College, PA due to the nature of captioning the live broadcasting, Remote work is unavailable within this role. 

 

Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Closed Captioning, the Administrative Assistant of Closed Captioning is responsible for creating the closed captioning for pre-recorded videos used on our new AccuWeather Channel and website. Closed Captioning is a part of our 24/7 Network Operations. This is a full-time position that will work shifts normally, but not limited to, between the hours of 4:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Part-time opportunities during the afternoon and evening hours are also available.

 

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Caption pre-recorded and live videos provided by the studio production team
  • Monitor captions from Network, and ensure accuracy
  • Create glossary in text expander using captioning software
  • Meet strict turnaround times
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience We Are Looking For

  • 1-2 year(s) experience with offline captioning in a broadcast setting and editing experience preferred
  • Strong typing skill with a WPM speed of 70 or greater required
  • Minimum of a high school diploma required, bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to sit and focus for extended periods of time while captioning & monitoring incoming videos
  • Strong command of the English language
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple daily deadlines
  • Ability to work on-site at our headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania
  • Flexibility with working varying shifts; First, Second and Third shift coverage for our 24/7 network operations
  • Strong communication skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to work at heights using step ladders or lifts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distant vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to determine visual focus.  The employee will need to hear audio clearly and be able to differentiate differences in audio levels. The employee is required to speak or communicate with co-workers.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment can vary from noisy to quiet, depending on the task.  The pace of work can be extremely fast, depending on the task requirements.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, genetic information, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran orientation, or veteran status, pregnancy, disability, marital status or any other legally protected categories under local, state of federal laws.  We believe a culture of diversity and inclusion provides unique perspectives that help make the workplace more innovative, engaging and profitable.

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