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Vanderbilt University VTS - Transcription Technician - TV News Archives in Nashville, Tennessee

VTS - Transcription Technician - TV News Archives (Job Number: 1900510)


The temporary Transcription Technician is part of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive (VTNA) department at Vanderbilt University. This position creates and improves transcription data to facilitate access and discovery of the television news archive.

VTNA operates under the Vanderbilt University Libraries, Distinctive Collections division, within a small library office environment servicing the research needs of the Vanderbilt Academic Community, other college campuses, and the general public through a variety of unique collection services.

Duties andResponsibilities

  • Runs transcripts through an Automated SpeechRecognition (ASR) program.

  • Identifies the start and end of segments usingthe supplied guidelines.

  • Applies a program code to each segment.

  • Quickly and efficiently edits the transcriptfollowing training guidelines.

  • Saves the resulting files to their appropriatelocation.

Must be able to perform these functions consistently and repeatedly for the duration of the project. Duties are performed indoors in an office environment. Duties require extended periods of sitting and extended periods of monitoring audiovisual materials on a computer screen. Duties can be performed remotely after completing two weeks of in-office shifts and once the worker demonstrates a level of consistency, accuracy, and efficiency. The candidate must provide their own workspace, computer and internet access to work remotely. Timecards with remote hours must be accompanied by the corresponding number of acceptable output files.

Profile of anIdeal Candidate

  • Proficiency with the internet and digitalcommunications and proficient with the English language, including spelling isnecessary.

  • Experience with repetitive, data entry, taskthat demonstrate the ability to stay focused and on schedule is preferred.

  • Experience with Trello, task management softwareis also preferred.

  • Outstanding communication and organizationskills as well as excellent attention to detail are required.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective workingrelationships with supervisors, subordinates, and associates is necessary.

  • Knowing when to ask questions and when to takeinitiative is necessary.

  • Candidate must have either a High School Diplomaor GED.

About VanderbiltUniversity

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).

Commitment toEquity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 31140 - Television News Archives

Job: Temporary Positions

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action