We currently have openings for Audio Description Freelance Writers. This position is remote. Audio Description is a secondary audio track used to convey information in visual media to blind and visually impaired audiences. An audio description writer creates a typed script that includes key visual elements in a given piece of media, including characters’ appearances and facial expressions, locations, plot-relevant action and onscreen text, all timed to fit within natural gaps in the program audio so that the information can be provided in real-time without breaks or pauses. Audio Description can be toggled on and off on many streaming services, just like subtitles and captions.
• Write audio description scripts for feature films / TV / Streaming Media projects.
• Follow Deluxe specific guidelines on description creation with regard to style, formatting, and workflow.
• Elevate Audio Description writing skills in order to work on higher-level projects.
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, experience, and skill-set:
• BA/BS in Literature, Creating Writing, Screenwriting, Film Studies, or applicable equivalent experience preferred, but not required
• Knowledge of Audio Description and its fundamentals preferred but not required
• Successful applicants will be trained in the fundamentals of AD writing and Deluxe’s style
• A sharp sense of how to use words to engage the viewer’s mind and emotions.
• Clear and compelling writing skills and an understanding of how words and images work together.
• A keen eye for recognizing important details in the program that need to be conveyed to visually impaired people.
• An understanding of how to match the tone of the description to the tone of the content.
• Team player and ability to work in a collaborative environment.
• Ability to meet tight deadlines as needed.
• All candidates will be required to complete a multiple-choice First Step Test. High-scoring candidates will move onto the AD Writing Test.
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]
About the Company
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is a global leader in digital media and entertainment services across film, video and online content from capture to consumption. With operations around the globe, the company employs nearly 7,000 of the most talented, highly honored and recognized artists and industry veterans worldwide. For more information visit www.bydeluxe.com
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