Transcriptionist - Student position - UW - The Graduate School and Public Lectures Team

CLOSING DATE: August 13, 2020


JOB #: 16074

POSTED: July 13, 2020


Are you the friend who always helps with editing papers? Is proof reading your super power? If so, we’d love to have you apply to our transcriptionist position. The UW Office of Public Lectures is seeking an excellent listener and proof reader to help us transcribe past lectures so that we may share them with public.


What we offer:

Part-time position 19.5 hours per week

A chance to listen to amazing speakers (while transcribing)

An amazing culture fostered by the Graduate School and Public Lectures Team

$17 per hour


The UW Office of Public Lectures, within the Graduate School, is responsible for convening
people and ideas in a safe and intellectually stimulating space. By offering diverse public lecture
experiences, we give reasons for tens of thousands of people ranging from faculty, students,
staff and the person on the street to gather and experience this old school manner of face-toface
meeting and learning.
To meet Federal mandates, we must provide written transcripts of any content we wish to
share with the public. Our goal is to grow our Lecture Library with lecture content from our
past speakers. Spanning the last 20 years, we have amassed and identified around 20 audio
files, for which we hold releases, that we would like to be able to share in the most inclusive
manner available to us today.
To help us meet our goal, we’re hiring a transcriptionist with an excellent command of English
to listen to the audio files and provide quality assurance checks on our AI transcription
software which has an accuracy rate of about 70%. The main responsibility of this role is
completing transcriptions in a timely manner, moving the transcript content into pre-designed
transcript layout template, and reviewing finished transcript for any spelling, grammar, or
formatting errors, as well as other inconsistencies.
Pay is $17.00 per hour with a 19.5-hour maximum work week.
Note: This position is available to current UW students only.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Listen to the recorded dictation
Compare it with the AI assisted transcription
Correct inaccuracies
Pay close attention to words/phrases that are in foreign languages, if there were to be
any unidentifiable words, get in touch with PL team to get help
Proofread the transcript thoroughly before uploading the document to transcript layout
Upload corrected document to transcript layout template (.doc)
Make sure the style (layout, font and text) of the finished transcript are consistent with
layout template and comply with UW Brand Guidelines


The ideal candidate must possess the following skills:
▪ Excellent oral and written communication skills
▪ Superb reading and editing skills
▪ Ability to focus for long periods of time
▪In-depth working knowledge of transcribing lecture recordings▪Proficiency in MS Suite, Google Drive and mp3 player▪Comfortability with uploading documents into a Word doc template▪Strong attention to detail

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please email your resume to by Monday, July 20th.
UW is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age,
protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.