(IUB) Bicentennial Oral History Project Transcript Processor (Hourly) (Deadline: April 26)

Bicentennial Oral History Project Transcript Processor

Department Name: Office of the Bicentennial

Contact Person: Rafal Swiatkowski

Supervisor Title: Coordinator of the Bicentennial Oral History Project

Email Address: rpswiatk@indiana.edu

Job: Oral History Hourly Transcript Processor

Pay Rate: $11.00

Hours: 20-28 hours per week

Employment Dates: May 6 – August 23, possibility of continuing into fall semester



The Bicentennial Oral History Project is seeking hourly workers to help edit interview transcripts of IU alumni, staff, and faculty. This position offers flexible scheduling, as well as the opportunity to spend your work hours listening to stories of IU’s past. Transcript processors will work with the Coordinator of the Bicentennial Oral History Project to produce transcripts of oral history interviews for the IU Archives and the Bicentennial’s Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) project. Transcript processors will be responsible for quickly and accurately editing transcripts for consistency with audio, as well as ensuring correct grammar, spelling, and format in line with the BOHP Style Guide. Additional duties include manually time stamping transcripts to sync with audio, tracking keyword mentions and other data, and occasional fact checking. This part-time position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week, and allows a maximum of 28 hours. Preference will be given to candidates who can work the full allotment. Work will be done remotely, and although work hours are flexible, they must be scheduled with the Coordinator.


Previous transcription, data entry, or copy editing experience preferred. Ability to type quickly and accurately (70 wpm). Ability to discern audio content of varying quality. Excellent attention to detail. Proven ability to work independently. Other requirements include access to internet and access to a personal computer capable of running necessary software.

To Apply:

Please send a resume, a cover letter, and a 2-3 page writing sample to rpswiatk@indiana.edu by 5:00pm on April 26, 2019. Applicants will be interviewed and hired on a rolling basis. The writing sample can be an excerpt from an essay or any other written work. In the cover letter, please specify how many hours you would be able to work weekly.

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