Script Services Writer

City, State
Los Angeles, CA
Full time
Job posted on
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About the job

We are currently seeking a Script Services Writer to create English-language dubbing, subtitle and continuity scripts for American feature films. The dubbing and subtitle scripts will be used by translators and laboratories around the world to ready a feature for international theatrical release. The writer would also create Audio Description scripts for people who are blind or have low vision. This position reports to the Theatrical Director.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Create scripts for voice-dubbing production by identifying speakers and transcribing English dialogue and all other vocal utterances.
Create Audio Description scripts for people who are blind or have low vision.
Annotate colloquialisms, slang, idioms, and technical jargon, in addition to historical, entertainment or other references to ensure correct translation by linguists around the world. Research cultural, social and other types of obscure references, as necessary.
Write descriptions of a film’s pertinent plot points.
Using SDI’s proprietary video software, create correctly timed English subtitles for feature films, trailers, etc.
Review dialogue (dubbing) lists and subtitle lists for accuracy.
Revise dubbing and subtitle lists to relflect changes made to new versions of films as they progress through the post-production process.
Create shot by shot scene descriptions of final feature films.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Must be able to demonstrate:

Excellent communication skills.
Very high attention to detail when dealing with issues of language and grammar.
Ability to quickly grasp complex and technical subject matters.
Ability to maintain poise under pressure and tight deadlines.
Ability to work independently and on a tight-knit team.
Good time management skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, History, Film or similar preferred.
Audio Description experience a plus
Excellent command of the English language.
Demonstrated ability to recognize and extract critical data and information from visual media and written materials and documents.
Excellent knowledge of American history and culture (including pop culture).
Understanding of and curiosity about world cultures and languages.
Fluency in another language a plus.
General computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and remain calm under pressure, adhere to deadlines, execute tasks and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Overtime and weekend hours required, when needed.

Sorry but this vacancy has now been filled.