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Student Production & Closed-Captioning Specialist, Simmons University (Online), Boston, MA

TITLE: ​Student Production & Closed-Captioning Specialist

SUPERVISOR: ​J. Clark Gardner

DEPARTMENT: ​Simmons Online

EXT: ​x2603

NOTE: ​This position is for current Simmons College students only - preferred graduation date of Spring 2019 or later

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: There are three components to this position:

  1. Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty
  2. Caption video content
  3. Assist with some course design activities including Moodle and video production


  • Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty:
  • Process closed-captioning requests from Simmons Faculty, staff, and partners
  • Maintain closed-captioning queue spreadsheet
  • Prioritize closed-captioning requests based on timeline and video content
  • Communicate closed-captioning progress with Simmons Online staff

Closed-caption video content:

  • Use web-based tools to type closed-captioning for video content including lecture videos, interviews, and other instructional materials

Simmons Moodle and Video Production:

  • Camtasia editing as needed (no prior experience necessary)
  • Moodle course production
  • Other production duties on a case by case basis (e.g., creation of tutorials, etc.)
  • Testing (click-thru) of all online courses
  • Research and data gathering on an as needed basis
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of video equipment

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified candidate will possess overall advanced computer skills, troubleshooting skills, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, and a general understanding of the technology environment at Simmons (especially Google Drive). Must be able to type around 55 words per minute. The right person will be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with minimal supervision in collaborative environment.

HOURS: 10-15 hours/week

  • Hours are flexible but must fall within regular work days (9am-5pm)

PAY RATE: $20 per hour

CONTACT:​ A​pply through Workday or send resume and cover letter to

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