Audio Description Creative Writer

Posted date:  Oct 9, 2021
Location: 

Atlanta, GA, US

 

Our Exciting Opportunity

 

Are you keen to use your creative writing skills? Do you have a broad vocabulary and an excellent grasp of spelling, punctuation and grammar? Can you record scripts clearly and confidently? If so, you would be an ideal candidate to become a scripter and voicer in our Audio Description team.

 

The successful candidate will be writing and voicing/recording Audio Description scripts for blind and visually impaired audiences to be able to fully understand TV programs and films across a wide range of genres and for many different TV channels. This role requires a bachelor's degree.

 

Job Purpose:

 

To write and record scripts for Audio Description (AD) across a broad range of TV and film output, and to assist in the delivery of Red Bee Media (a part of Ericsson)’s Audio Description service.

 

Audio Description is a second soundtrack, which describes onscreen action, locations and characters and is interwoven with the program dialogue, music and sound effects to assist the visually impaired audience.

 

The AD department is now permanently working from home! Although shift start/end times may vary over time, depending on the contracted work we have, it will initially be regular office hours. Training will be carried out remotely, with shared desktops and face-to-face online sessions by our homeworking trainers. You will also participate in video call team meetings, where you’ll get to know your colleagues around the globe.

 

Organization:

 

Our Red Bee global AD team currently consists of an Audio Description Manager, two production managers, a production assistant and a team of AD scripters and voicers in a number of locations around the world. Here in Georgia, we have a small team dedicated to Audio Description work as a part of our larger Access Services operation, which also consists of a team of Closed Captioners.


You will

  • To write AD scripts for a wide variety of program material that meets Red Bee Media's standards of accuracy, faithfulness, access and style as specified in Red Bee Media's audio description guidelines.
  • To contribute ideas on editorial practice during group discussions and program reviews.
  • To gain a clear understanding of the program material and, where necessary, to check factual detail and editorial accuracy.
  • To watch or read fellow scripters’ and voicers' work and give feedback.
  • To work with and support the person recording the Audio Description to ensure that they achieve the best end-product.
  • To voice AD scripts that you or your colleagues have created.
  • To operate a range of technical equipment, to ensure the preparation and delivery of audio-description scripts and voiced files.
  • To support the Audio Description Production Management team in planning for new audio-described output.
  • To collaborate with colleagues across Access Services to ensure the meeting of objectives.
  • To assist with the training and reviewing of new starters in the AD team.

 

What´s in it for you

 

Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of courageous decisions. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds – you will be redefining it. You won’t develop for the status quo but will build what replaces it. Joining us is a way to move your career in any direction you want; with hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world, in a place where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where empathy and humanness serve as cornerstones for how we work, and where work-life balance is a priority. Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless. 

 

What happens once you apply

 

To prepare yourself for next steps, please explore here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/careers/job-opportunities/hiring-process

 

Ericsson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetics.

Ericsson complies with applicable country, state and all local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location across the world in which the company has facilities. In addition, Ericsson supports the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and development.

Ericsson expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetic information.

 

Primary country and city: United States (US) || || Atlanta || [[mfield2]]

Req ID: 562185

Our Culture

Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless. Share your most innovative ideas, bring your unique perspective and bring your unique perspective in a speak up environment. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds – you will be redefining it at a company where you’re empowered to lead and perform at your very best.

Learning and Development

Being a part of our team means having the flexibility to take your career in many different directions, but it also means leveraging the supportive structure of a big organization, with clear personal and professional development opportunities. 

Benefits and Rewards

We believe that great accomplishments deserve great benefits and transparent rewards. We strive to offer competitive, unbiased, and fair rewards for all our people. We empower you to manage your own time and promote flexible working opportunities, along with family-friendly policies.

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