Full Time Job

Dual Language, Captioning Editor


Englewood, CO 03-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Summary of Position

In support of Starz global expansion, the Captioning Editor is responsible for captioning, subtitle and forced narrative text conformance to picture for distribution worldwide. Position will include weekend shifts.

• Creation or reformat of captions, subtitles and forced narratives against provided picture to be used across Starz global platforms

• Proofread scripts, PDF's, word documents and transfer hard copy files to digital format

• Evaluate incoming text for quality, including accurate placement, grammar, identification of sound cues and effects

• Reformat existing text files to alternate frame rates and versions

• Conduct research for correct spellings, terms, translations, and information to ensure accuracy when creating and syncing text

• Ability to research and retrieve caption/subtitle files from various internet sources

• Encoding and export of text files for QC and/or delivery

• Maintain tracking system and archives for all Starz created captions, subtitles and forced narratives, including text files from third party vendors and various licensors, as well as applicable scripts and notes

• Work directly with International Materials and Localization team to confirm priorities and timelines

• Alert upper management to any titles that are out of compliance and recommend solutions

• Work closely with upper departmental management and Engineering to troubleshoot technical issues

• Active role in updating and creating CC Quality Standards Manual, as well as training other captioners to become familiar with International processes

• Staying on top of current technologies and keeping manager informed of anything that may help our workflow; i.e., equipment, software

Experience & Skills
• Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, or related field and/or Post Production or language services experience

• Proficiency in the use of captioning systems such as Swift, MacCaptions and EZTitles

• Experience with and understanding of captioning and subtitling specifications worldwide

• Skilled in sustained concentration on audio tracks of media, with the ability to decipher subtle sound cues from recorded programs; training in transcription, captioning and subtitles

• Must have excellent typing skills

• Must have excellent research skills with the ability to research spellings of uncommon words, places, events, and names in various languages

• Must be deadline driven and able work in a fast paced environment

• Ability to understand captioning technologies and trends
Other Requirements
• Knowledge of computer systems (PC and Mac) and applications. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Power Point

• Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, and office management techniques

• 1-2 years previous closed captioning experience preferred

• Ability to use problem-solving and decision-making skills to exercise initiative

• Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

• Previous editing and/or proofreading experience preferred

• Strong English grammar and spelling skills. Fluency in languages other than English preferred

About the Company

Business Unit Overview

With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7.500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.

Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a ''best of global SVOD'' content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with U.S. audiences, continues to roll out internationally.
Our Benefits
• Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental

• Annual discretionary bonus and merit increase

• Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day

• 401(k) company matching

• Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)


$64,000 – $80,400

EEO Statement

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Company Profile

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space.