Closed Captioning Specialist at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

Come join a dynamic new national media powerhouse focused on the over-the-air TV consumer. The Scripps’ National Networks (ION, Katz and Newsy) provides absorbing entertainment and objective, intelligent news as we use our own distribution platforms to serve this unduplicated national audience. We meet the audience where it is with the programs it wants.

Scripps National Networks is looking for a responsible for the creation, editing, and quality control of closed caption materials for broadcast and digital video. 

What you will do:

  • Create, edit, QC and insert all closed caption files for various pre-recorded materials including TV programs, educational content, DVD, feature films, promotional content, etc.

  • Maintain closed captioning quality standards for accuracy and speed.

  • Spell checks and proofread all transcripts prior to insertion.

  • Ensure proper screen placement of captions as per FCC regulations.

What you will bring:

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • College degree or equivalent work experience preferred

  • 2-3 years experience in closed captioning for broadcast/cable TV

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of closed captioning regulations and best practices.

  • Must be highly organized with sharp visual and auditory focus and great attention to detail.

  • Must have a good sense of team player principles and clear and concise communication skills.

  • Excellent spelling/vocabulary and strong memory-recall ability.

  • Punctual, dependable, flexible and willingness to adapt to last-minute changes to programming in an industry that operates 24/7/365.

  • General knowledge of digital compression formats/techniques

Work Environment

  • Normal office environment

At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at


The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.