Audio Describer – full-time

Able is New Zealand’s home of captioning and audio description and strives to bring you more accessible media.

Able produces audio description for a range of television programmes, providing access to blind and vision-impaired viewers. We are looking for a new full-time Audio Describer to join our amazing Able team.

Audio description is the art of making the visual verbal.

Audio describers provide a spoken narration woven around the television programme dialogue which helps blind or vision-impaired viewers to picture the on screen action, body language, facial expressions and scene locations.

We are seeking applicants with a superior command of English and the written word, with a focus on accuracy and a flair for creativity. Previous experience in writing, such as scriptwriting or creative writing, would be desirable. To be considered for the role, you will need to have a strong, clear and articulate speaking voice. A background in professional voicing, voice training, or recording experience will help you excel in this role. A tertiary degree or similar is preferable. Full training will be provided.

Able is committed to paying its employees the New Zealand living wage.


If this sounds like something you would like to apply for, please email recruitment@able.co.nz with your cover letter, CV and a completed Able Application For Employment form, quoting vacancy number 32.

Applications for this position close Wednesday 2 December 2020. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.


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