Audio Describer

Posted date:  Sep 28, 2022

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Red Bee was born in media and for the past 15+ years we have made significant contributions to the development of the global media industry, empowering the world’s strongest media brands, broadcasters and content owners to instantly connect with audiences anywhere at any-time. Our partners include BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Canal+, ExtremeE, TV5MONDE and many others.


We are truly a global company, working across borders in 175 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture and an innovative and engaging environment where employees improve their potential every day. Our employees live our vision, core values and guiding principles.

This job role is for remote work only. candidate from anywhere in Austraia with valid working rights can apply.


Our Exciting Opportunity:

Ericsson Australia is growing! As a result, we are now looking for an Audio Description Voicer 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’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


In this role, you would:

  • Write and record 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 audio description guidelines.
  • Contribute ideas on editorial practice during group discussions and program reviews.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the program material and, where necessary, to check factual detail and editorial accuracy.
  • Watch or read fellow scripters’ and voicers' work and give feedback.
  • Work with and support the person recording the Audio Description to ensure that achieves the best end product.
  • Understand and implement the requirements on audio levels for any AD recording
  • Explain audio description to production teams and gain their support in the preparation of described program.
  • Operate a variety of technical equipment, to ensure the preparation and delivery of audio-description scripts and voiced files.
  • Support the Audio Description Production Management team in planning for new audio-described output.
  • collaborate with colleagues across Access Services to ensure the meeting of objectives
  • assist with the training and reviewing of new scripters and voicers in the AD team
  • This role involves working with the local AD team in Australia and the wider Red Bee AD team in the UK.


As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Excellent standard of English and the ability to convey complex ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience of working in a rapidly changing environment requiring a flexible and ‘can do’ attitude at all times.
  • Experience of working flexibly and adapting to new technology when required.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Experience of applying effective time management skills to meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience of taking initiative and responsibility for the quality and delivery of your own and others’ workload.
  • An understanding of the difficulties vision-impaired people face when watching television.
  • A curiosity about, and a wide knowledge of, a range of television output and an awareness of ongoing developments in the broadcasting industry
  • Planning and organising
  • accuracy and clarity in communication
  • accommodating under pressure
  • ability to work cooperatively with others


Why join Red Bee?

At Red Bee you will join an international team, collaborating to deliver outstanding media experiences through forward-thinking solutions and services. You will work with colleagues who share a passion for media and clear sense of integrity in the workplace. In your day to day, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the biggest and most innovative media companies in the world, using leading media technologies and systems to deliver our services. Here you can bring your unique talents, skills and perspectives to the table and collaborate in an openminded and inclusive environment.



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Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our Ericsson team.


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