Live TV, Closed Captioner

National Captioning Institute, Inc. - Lexington, KY


National Captioning Institute, Inc. (NCI) is a mission-oriented nonprofit that has been around for 40 years. We set the standard for excellence in the closed captioning industry, and we continue to spearhead changes that will improve the viewer experience for consumers of closed captioning. We are expanding to Lexington, KY and seeking bright, motivated, and reliable individuals to provide closed captioning services for a variety of media outlets. NCI is currently looking to hire Voice Writers (Captioners) to start in September of 2019!

Voice Writers use voice recognition technology to create broadcast-quality closed captioning for a variety of media outlets. If you love language and television and you love the idea of providing this important service, this could be the job for you.

Candidates will train from our new training facility, located in the heart of downtown Lexington, and will work from home upon successful completion of training (about 4 to 6 months). Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis after successful completion of pre-employment assessments. Please consider applying today. We would love to hear from you!

You will start out earning $32,000 per year with benefits; once you go through training and pass a series of accuracy tests, your yearly salary will be $35,000 per year, with plenty of opportunity to work extra hours and earn overtime.

Minimum Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree, such as in (but not limited to) Communications, English, or another liberal arts discipline OR Associate's degree plus one year of related experience OR completion of training program in court reporting or captioning OR high school diploma plus three years of related work experience.
  • An interest in providing media access to millions of closed captioning users.
  • The ability to read, write, and speak English with a native proficiency.
  • A clear speaking voice and excellent enunciation skills.
  • The ability to make quick judgments and work under deadlines.
  • Proficiency in PC-based computer applications, with strong multitasking and troubleshooting.
  • Quick and accurate research abilities and the ability to follow written directions.
  • The ability to set up and work from home; readiness to work independently, with limited supervision.
  • The ability and willingness to work a non-traditional shift, overtime, holidays, or as needed according to broadcast schedules.

The National Captioning Institute offers:

  • Full-time employment; $32K/year to start. $35K after successful completion of training, plus available overtime.
  • A friendly, casual work environment with a structured paid training program.
  • Paid Leave/Vacation, Medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Interested candidates should reply with a cover letter and resume.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $32,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off