Jul 01, 2021

Closed Captioning Technician

  • EWTN Global Catholic Network
  • Irondale, AL, USA
Full time Media-Journalism Nonprofit Other

Job Description

DEPARTMENT:  Programming Traffic

LOCATION:         Irondale, AL


The Closed Captioning Technician is responsible for accurately processing the transcript text of a television program into synchronized captions, to be embedded into the program, to allow a viewer to read the dialogue and descriptive sounds. Utilizes special closed captioning equipment.


  • Upon receipt of a proofed transcript and a post-production program video, the Closed Captioning Technician uses captioning system software to format the text and accurately place captions to match the timing of speech, music and sound effects.
  • Ensure proper screen placement, to avoid covering on-screen graphics.
  • Processes the captions to embed the text on to the disk of the program that will air on television, and routes it to the tape library.
  • As needed, exports to various formats for airing on DVD and video streaming.
  • Maintains organized records of the programs in text and other formats.
  • Reviews broadcast dates to ensure programs are captioned on schedule, allowing other departments time to complete their work before airtime and DVD distribution.
  • Notifies supervisor of any concerns with tape / graphics / episodes / transcript.
  • Receive live show captions, edit as needed; export to various formats.
  • As needed, proof transcript.


  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in a comparable work environment.
  • Ability to operate basic video and captioning equipment.
  • Strong computer software skills; including, but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Highly organized work habits with sharp visual and auditory focus, great attention to detail and follow through.
  • Expertise in proper grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary and spelling.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Catholic Faith terminology.
  • Ability to work, learn and interact in a team environment toward completion of tasks.
  • Punctual, dependable, cooperative, with flexibility to adapt to last-minute adjustments.
  • Previous experience in closed captioning for broadcast/cable TV preferred.


  • Associate’s degree in Communications, Broadcasting or equivalent experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Broadcasting, English or equivalent experience.


• Career with Purpose
• Family-oriented working environment
• Competitive salary
• Benefits Package (Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Retirement)
• 11 Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
• On-line continuing education and degree programs through Catholic Distance University.

Please submit cover letter including salary requirements and resume via email to humanresources@ewtn.com for consideration.

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