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Careers at National Braille Press

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FULL TIME (non-exempt)
  • This position is full-time, on site in Boston, MA
  • About the position: National Braille Press is seeking a dynamic and organized individual to work in the sales department of a small, well-established braille publishing company in Boston, Massachusetts. Responsibilities include data entry, customer service, maintaining spreadsheets and information, and other administrative duties. Knowledge of PC and Microsoft Word/Excel required. This is a full-time position in a demanding and fast-paced production environment.

Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Secure client payment for incoming jobs.
  • Create and enter data into Visual, for internal jobs and other revenue streams.
  • Field incoming sales inquiries via phone call, email, and fax.
  • Conduct weekly follow-ups with clients on quoted and potential jobs.
  • Send tracking information for all shipped packages at the end of each day.
  • Document preparation, research, managing schedules and spreadsheets, and compiling data.
  • Meet with Sales and Production weekly, taking meeting minutes, and scheduling internal meetings with staff and external meetings with clients.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Overnight travel is required to attend and exhibit at conferences/conventions as needed, both locally, nationally and possibly internationally.
  • Strong organizational and MS Office/computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.
  • Accurate attention to detail.
  • Must have a driver's license.
  • The ability to lift 30 pound boxes to a height of 3-4 feet.

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.