Subtitler - Access Services

Job Description

Date: Oct 9, 2019

Job Title: Subtitler, Access Services

Location Base: Glasgow (Scotland)

 

The Company

Red Bee Media is a world-leading media management company providing technology and creative solutions that help channels, broadcasters, content rights holders and brand owners reach and engage with their audiences in traditional and new ways.
                                            
In the rapidly changing media landscape consumers are exerting greater control over the content they watch and how they choose to engage. Red Bee is finding innovative ways to enable companies to unlock new revenue streams and build audience share on multiple platforms including traditional TV channels and on demand services.
        
Red Bee’s client list includes international broadcasters and advertisers across TV, web and mobile such as Discovery International, BBC, Channel 4, Virgin Media, UKTV, Nike, Canal+, Lonely Planet, and Action Aid. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning & growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals.

 

Job Purpose
Subtitlers provide live and pre-recorded subtitles for a wide range of television output in a way that conveys the intentions and information of the original to viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Live subtitles are produced primarily using voice recognition software and a process called re-speaking. As well as repeating words, subtitlers speak punctuation and other commands. Red Bee Media’s live subtitling output includes national and regional news, live sport and high-profile events such as Wimbledon and Prime Minister’s Question Time.

Pre-recorded subtitles are time-coded to ensure subtitles match the audio track and are produced using a variety of processes. In addition to the words themselves, file subtitlers need to consider such factors as reading speeds, descriptive labels and how best to convey the flavour and feel of a programme.

 

Context

Department - Access Services connects deaf and hard of hearing viewers, and blind and partially sighted viewers, to thousands of hours of content through subtitling, signing and audio description.


Role Context

We are looking to fill a number of positions and to build a talent pool from which to fill further vacancies, as required.

Access Services operates in the broadcast environment, providing a service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Subtitlers must be prepared and able to work on a rotational shift pattern covering a range of shifts.

This role would be ideally suited to graduates with strong language and communication skills, and an interest in the media.

 

Ideal Candidates

You must have an excellent standard of written English, including spelling grammar and meticulous attention to detail. You must be able to proofread, review and correct own work as well as text and scripts created by others to ensure 100% accuracy.

You will have the ability to edit written text or soundtrack into clear, easy-to-read subtitles which retain the full sense and flavour of the programme.

Experience of using proofreading and editing skills is essential, along with a clear and confident speaking voice.

 

You must be open to change with the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and processes. You will also be able to provide high quality subtitles for a broad range of programming including news and current affairs, live sport, documentaries, music events, children’s programming, dramas and soaps.

 

Other key attributes include; good time management, ability to work well under pressure and prioritise workload, work well in a team and share/receive information positively, show initiative and take responsibility.  

 

 

 

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 Kingdom (GB) || || Glasgow || Consulting&SysInt; IT; ProdMgt; R&D; SalesStratMkt&ComMgt; ServEng; SharedServ; Stud&YP; Supply&Log

Job details: Access Services Operations Job Stage 02