Accessible Media Editor II
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1839 FRANKFORT AVENUE - LOUISVILLE, KY
Accessible Media Editor II

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), a world leader in creating learning solutions and products for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking an Accessible Media Editor II. Reporting to the Manager of the Accessible Tests and Textbooks Department, the Accessible Media Editor II (AME II) will work under the daily direction of an experienced Accessible Media Editor III. The AME II will learn to edit, adapt, and conduct quality control review of textbooks and materials for students who are blind or visually impaired.
The successful candidate can reside locally in Louisville, KY or out of state. Occasional travel for onsite meetings is required.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Learn to edit and adapt textbooks in Braille to ensure educational integrity for students who are blind or visually impaired
  • Learn to conduct quality control reviews of textbooks submitted by external and internal transcribers to ensure compliance with bid specifications BANA Transcription Guidelines and NBA Textbook Format Guidelines
  • Assist in the development of APH textbook editing standards (as directed)
  • Attend professional development conferences, workshops, etc. in the field of blindness and visual impairment
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in English, Business, Communications, or a related field preferred
  • Education or previous employment in the blindness field preferred
  • NLS Certified as Literary Braille Transcriber required with at least three years experience transcribing Braille. May substitute years of experience with certain skill sets
  • Demonstrated ability to attain NBA Formats Certification within agreed upon period of time between supervisor and employee
  • Demonstrated ability to attain Nemeth Certification, within agreed upon period of time between supervisor and employee
  • Ability to learn a variety of Braille translation software
  • Must demonstrate familiarity in basic Microsoft Word skills, including keyboarding, navigation and archiving skills
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook), as well as Internet Applications
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to travel is required for professional development opportunities

 

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