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Employment Opportunities

Strong benefits of employment at NBP include: compelling literacy mission, great colleagues, down-to-earth working environment, accessible location near Symphony Hall, and good compensation package.

National Braille Press is an internationally recognized and growing nonprofit braille publisher and printer with $5 million from publications sales, charitable donations, and job shop revenues.


Available Positions

Braille Transcriber
Braille Tactile Graphics Transcriber
Proofreader


Braille Transcriber

FULL TIME (non-exempt)
Reports to: Vice President of Operations
This position is full-time, on site in Boston, MA.

About the position: National Braille Press is seeking a reliable and energetic individual to work as a braille transcriber, converting print texts, including books, magazines, and other print material into braille, large print, and other accessible formats.

A transcriber is detail-oriented, organized, logical, and possesses excellent concentration. He/she understands the subtleties of guideline application, considers the end reader as well as the needs of the client, and makes decisions expeditiously to complete an assignment. This role is critical component in a demanding and fast-paced production environment.

Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Transcribe electronic files of print material into braille that is complete, accurate, timely, and formatted according to guidelines set forth by the Braille Authority of North America, National Braille Press standards, and/or to customer specifications.
  • Typeset for title pages, spines, book cards, large-print projects as needed.
  • Operate all relevant machinery and software, including braille translation software, scanners, embossers, plate-embossing-devices, stereotypers, printers, dot knockers, etc.
  • Work with braille proofreaders and prepress support staff to make all necessary corrections to braille material.
  • Provide in-house support and finishing work for material transcribed by outside contracted transcribers.
  • Function as a responsible and reliable employee of the corporation. A transcriber has a clear understanding of our mission statement, and is prepared to effectively represent the company in the general community.
  • Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of work experience.
  • Excellent command of the English language, spelling, and grammar.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle concurrent, multiple job tasks.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to pose appropriate questions, gather information, and apply resolutions.
  • Strong working knowledge of PC-based computers and Microsoft Office.
  • Prior knowledge of braille codes is desirable.
  • Submit a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and experience to Human Resources at hr@nbp.org. No recruiters and no phone calls, please.


    Braille Tactile Graphics Transcriber

    FULL TIME (non-exempt)
    Reports to Vice President of Operations
    This position is full-time, on site in Boston, MA.

    About the position: National Braille Press is seeking a reliable and energetic individual to work as a braille tactile graphics transcriber, converting print images and diagrams into braille and tactile raised line images.

    A transcriber is detail-oriented, organized, logical, and possesses excellent concentration. He/she understands the subtleties of guideline application, considers the end reader as well as the needs of the client, and makes decisions expeditiously to complete an assignment. This role is critical in a demanding and fast-paced production environment.

    Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Utilize electronic files of print images and diagrams to design braille tactile graphics that are complete, accurate, timely, and formatted according to guidelines set forth by the Braille Authority of North America, National Braille Press standards, and/or to customer specifications.
  • Work within design software and collage elements to design and produce digital and physical versions of tactile graphics, adhering to the Guidelines and Standards of Tactile Graphics, 2010, from the Braille Authority of North America.
  • Work with braille proofreaders to create most accessible tactile graphics and prepress support staff to make all necessary corrections to braille material.
  • Operate all relevant machinery and software, including braille translation software, scanners, embossers, and laser cutters to produce tactile graphic elements.
  • Provide support for material transcribed by outside contracted transcribers.
  • Function as a responsible and reliable employee of the corporation. A transcriber has a clear understanding of our mission statement, and is prepared to effectively represent the company in the general community.
  • Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of work experience.
  • Excellent command of the English language, spelling, and grammar.
  • Strong working knowledge of PC-based computers and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent command of design software, including but not limited to graphical functions in Word, Corel Draw, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to pose appropriate questions, gather information, and apply resolutions.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle concurrent, multiple job tasks.
  • Prior knowledge of braille codes is desirable.
  • Submit a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and experience to Human Resources at hr@nbp.org. No recruiters and no phone calls, please.


    PROOFREADER

    FULL TIME (non-exempt)
    Reports to the Vice President of Production
    This position is full-time, on site in Boston, MA.

    About the position: National Braille Press is seeking a braille proofreader to verify that transcribed braille text and tactile graphics are complete and accurate. Working within the Production Department, a proofreader ensures that braille observes NBP standards for the highest quality and follows BANA guidelines for transcription and formatting. A proofreader confirms that the braille is a direct representation of the print text, and the hard copy braille is clear, well-formed, and properly bound.

    A proofreader is detail-oriented, organized, logical, and possesses excellent concentration. He/she understands the subtleties of guideline application, considers the end reader as well as the needs of the client, and makes decisions expeditiously to complete an assignment.

    Ultimately, it is the responsibility of a proofreader to ensure that NBP provides the highest quality braille possible while adhering to a predetermined schedule.

    Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Proofread transcribed material and locate inaccuracies, inconsistencies, or ambiguities, and create an error report to transmit to a transcriber electronically for correction.
  • Maintain on-going and expert knowledge of braille codes and formats approved by the Braille Authority of North America. Understand and effectively utilize all reference documents, such as customer specifications, The Rules of Unified English Braille, Second Edition 2013, English Braille American Edition, NLS Instruction Manual, Braille Formats: Principles of Print to Braille Transcription, 2011, Braille Formats: Principles of Print to Braille Transcription, 2016, etc.
  • Actively pursue advanced certifications through the Library of Congress.
  • Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of work experience.
  • Excellent command of the English language, spelling, and grammar.
  • Strong working comprehension of tactile graphics.
  • Efficient knowledge of PC-based computers and Microsoft Office.
  • Functional knowledge of refreshable braille devices and digital recorders.
  • NLS Certification in Literary Proofreading and prior proofreading experience in an educational or publishing setting is preferred. NLS Certification in Nemeth highly desirable.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle concurrent, multiple job tasks.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to pose appropriate questions, gather information, and apply resolutions.
  • Submit a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and experience to Human Resources at hr@nbp.org. No recruiters and no phone calls, please.



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