POSITION:      Captioning Assistant   
   
DEPARTMENT:      Closed Captioning Center
   
REPORTS TO:      Closed Captioning Supervisor   

ROLE:  Operate a real-time voice captioning system and associated technical equipment to perform real-time English caption of live programs.  Full-time and part-time positions are non-exempt.  Tribune Broadcasting’s Closed Captioning Center will be located in Hartford at CT1-Media – home of FOX CT (WTIC – TV), The CT (WCCT – TV), The Hartford Courant, The Hartford Advocate, The New Haven Advocate, Fairfield County Weekly’s and Valumail.

RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Multi-task (hear audio, voice what was heard, proof-read developing captions - all simultaneously).
•    Utilize a keyboard by typing proper corrections and other words as necessary.
•    Maintain Closed Captioning Center quality standards for accuracy and speed.
•    Work specified on-call schedule, in addition to regular schedule.
•    Ability to sit, hear, talk, use hands and fingers.  Specific vision abilities include close vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
•    Must be punctual, dependable, flexible and possess a team attitude and willingness to adapt to last-minute changes to programming and industry that runs 24/7/365.
•    Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS
•    High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
•    Broadcast captioning experience desirable but not required
•    Must be at least 18 years of age
•    Knowledge of Caption Mic or Eclipse Captioning Software highly desirable