JOB NO.: 91084-AS

Work Type: Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91084-AS




Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 04, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $17.69 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited post-secondary institution is required. Highly qualified candidates with an associate's degree from accredited court reporting or broadcast captioning may be considered.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum 0-1 year of experience with a Bachelor's degree. Minimum 1 year of experience with an Associate's degree.

1. Able to write in realtime at an average minimum speed of 180+ WPM with at least a 95% accuracy rate across a variety of subject areas using standard court-reporting software.
2. Excellent grammar and proofreading skills.
3. Able to troubleshoot technical skills related to realtime captioning software and computer support independently.
4. Experience with transcript production software/hardware (including using a foot pedal) preferred, but will train.
5. Exceptional interpersonal skills, both person-to-person and written.
6. Uses effective time management skills to meet strict deadlines.
7. Able to work independently.
8. Customer service and quality driven.
9. Constant attention to accuracy and detail.

Preference given to candidates with the following experience:
- Professional or intern experience in captioning in a postsecondary setting for individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

- Working knowledge of broadcast captioning and technical standards regarding closed captioning production.

License or certificate:

Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), Registered Merit Reporter (CMR), Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC), Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) certifications strongly preferred.

Position Summary:

The Media Captioning Transcriptionist produces transcripts for audiovisual and/or auditory-only media (e.g. online streaming clips, DVDs, VHS, podcasts, etc.) used in the classroom or for campus events. The Media Captioning Transcriptionist will work with a variety of media in terms of length and content.

Additional Information:

While it is preferred for this person to work on-site at the McBurney Disability Resource Center office, this position also allows the ability to work from home if the employee is able to meet internal security requirements. The employee must provide their own equipment and have compatible internet speeds to work from home.

The mission of the Division of Student Life is to cultivate, advance, and interconnect the academic, professional, personal, and social development of students and to champion a respectful, globally aware and diverse university community.

We actively advance social justice through our work and purposefully strive to offer an affirming environment for all. We are committed to creating working, learning, and living environments in which everyone has the opportunity to develop their potential and contribute fully to the university community.

The Division of Student Life promotes excellence by seeking diverse talent to join us in this important work. We invite all qualified individuals to apply.

The university, the division and all departments are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.


Diane Steele
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Applications must be received through UW-Madison?s online application system by the deadline date to ensure consideration. Applicants should submit a current resume and a cover letter that addresses how their experiences and skills match the qualifications and responsibilities of this position. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of professional references.

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system locks out all applicants at 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the application deadline date. Online submissions must be COMPLETED by 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the deadline date.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 09 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 28 Jul 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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