Operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $91,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stenocaptioners do?

Operates computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live television broadcast for hearing-impaired viewers: Discusses program or news story content with broadcast’s PRODUCER 159.117-010 to learn new words and terms which are not included in computer’s stenographic glossary. Devises stenographic equivalents of new words or terms and adds them to stenographic glossary. Reviews glossary items before broadcast for words and terms that are likely to be used on-air. Listens to live program dialogue and types stenographic equivalents for words and phrases to provide on-screen captions. May type captions for movie or taped television program [CAPTION WRITER 203.362-026].

Should I be a Stenocaptioner?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Stenocaptioner

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