SPi Global is looking for alternative text writers for textbook publishing.
Job Description : The alt-text writer creates descriptions for images in educational products so that they can be read aloud by a computer screen-reading program. Prior to writing a description, the alt-text writer analyzes each image in relation to the surrounding text to determine its purpose, the relevant information in the image, and the best approach for describing the image for a listening student. The alt-text writer also conducts self-review of descriptions and implements provided feedback.
Views each image in relation to the surrounding text to determine context (purpose, relevant information, appropriate book terminology).
Authors alt text in the provided template/platform in compliance with job-specific instructions and general alt-text guidelines.
Conducts self-review of descriptions prior to submitting to SPi to ensure correct spelling and grammar, content appropriateness, and compliance with job-specific instructions and alt-text style guidelines.
Completes revisions requested by SPi in order to bring descriptions into compliance with job-specfic instructions and alt-text style guidelines.
Maintains the agreed-upon schedule for completing the above-mentioned tasks.
Skill Requirements :
Associates degree or higher preferred
Strong writing and self-review skills
Background in English, composition, communications, and/or the STEM subjects strongly preferred (particular need for writers with STEM familiarity)
Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to use Google products (Google Drive, Google Sheets) and other web-based file-sharing software and sites (FTP sites, Filezilla)
Ability to understand, query, and implement feedback
Ability to self-motivate and organize
Material Requirements :
Consistent access to internet with the ability to upload and download files >12 MB.
Job Type: Contract
Alternative Text Writing: 2 years
Content Development: 2 years
Writing: 3 years
Editing: 2 years
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