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"Caption Writer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Write caption phrases of dialogue for hearing-impaired and foreign language-speaking viewers of movie or television productions.

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Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Caption Writer"

1) Writes captions to describe music and background noises.

2) Watches production and reviews captions simultaneously to determine which caption phrases require editing.

3) Enters commands to synchronize captions with dialogue and place on the screen.

4) Translates foreign language dialogue into English language captions or English dialogue into foreign language captions.

5) Operates computerized captioning system for movies or television productions for hearing-impaired and foreign language speaking viewers.

6) Oversees encoding of captions to master tape of television production.

 

 


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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  A-S-C        SOC:  27-3043.03