Potomac Talking Books (PTB) is an audiobook production studio that primarily records and duplicates talking books and magazines for the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
Overview: The Spanish DTB (Digital Talking Book) Editor is a contractor position that works within the PTB Post Production Department. The Spanish DTB Editor’s main job duties include creating DTBs from narrated wav files.
This Editor will primarily be working on Spanish language titles, but occasional work on English titles is expected. The ability to effectively communicate in both Spanish and English is required. You will need to have the ability to remote in to one of our work stations for this position.
Specific Duties and Requirements:
· Basic editing of wav files to conform to NLS specifications.
· Performing standard DTB markup to add navigation functionality to a specified amount of audiobook recordings.
· Delivering titles based on hard deadlines
· Performing Quality Assurance procedures to ensure specified standards on all titles produced by the DTB Editing team.
· Perform and maintain strong organization and management of audio files and supporting DTB code documents.
· Strong wav editing abilities using standard audio software. Proficiency in Sound Forge Pro a plus.
· Strong computer and file management skills.
· Strong attention to detail and problem solving.
· Ability to manage deadlines, while maintaining high level of quality production.
· Ability to work well within a team environment.
· Strong work ethic and desire to achieve top standards within a production environment is a must.
· Willingness to learn basic XML code editing related to DTB markup code.
This is a 20 hour per week, contractor position.
To apply, please provide a resume and a cover letter describing your audio editing background, highlighting audiobook experience. Within the cover letter, please describe the last audiobook you listened to. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE THE COVER LETTER AND LAST AUDIOBOOK LISTENED TO WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Pay: $14.00 per hour
Work Location: Remote