Our rapidly scaling health education technology company is seeking a part-time voiceover artist to provide narration for our medical education videos. The goal will be able to record about 45 minutes of audio a week.
This is a hands-on position in a unique remote, startup environment, so we are seeking a candidate who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves to get work done and to collaborate with team members across the organization.
Our mission is to “Empower the world’s clinicians & caregivers with the best learning experience possible.” To this end, we have an audience of more than a million current & future clinicians as well as patients and family members. Our members of the Osmosis learning platform and video library use the product to learn efficiently & excel in classes, board exams, and in the clinic.
We are a team of creative, approachable, and driven entrepreneurs, clinicians, and individuals who are passionate about improving healthcare and education. At Osmosis, we collaborate remotely and value highly-motivated problem solvers who manage their time efficiently, communicate clearly, work effectively, and understand the importance of life-work balance. We do everything we can to make sure our teammates are successful personally and professionally.
About the role:
As a Voiceover Artist, you will work closely with our video and marketing teams to provide roughly 45 minutes of video audio a week. (up to 10 hours of work a week) for the next 12 months.
- Create voiceover recordings for our medical education videos.
- Edit and revise the audio files as directed so that they are ready for our video editors to create a finished video for publication on Osmosis.org, YouTube, and elsewhere.
- Repair recorded voiceovers in previously published videos that contain errors or mispronunciations.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Medical or scientific background to be comfortable with pronunciations and meanings of words in our video scripts.
- Ability to speak clearly and in a friendly, conversational manner
- Ability to receive and give feedback on projects.
- Adaptable. You are flexible and versatile with projects, goals, and strategies. You move quickly with change and stay open-minded.
- Proactive. You are able to seek out new ways to help and problem-solve with your team members.
- Entrepreneurial. You are a proven executor and work with urgency to produce excellent results with limited time and resources.
- Lifelong learner. You are actively consuming content (podcasts, blogs, books, etc.) and applying these learnings in your work to make sure you are as effective as possible.
- A passion for Osmosis’ mission.
- The applicant is familiar with voiceover recording and editing including using microphones and related hardware, and using audio editing software like Adobe Audition or Garageband.
Osmosis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
To apply, please submit:
- An audio sample of the following passage in a clear and conversational tone at ~150 words per minute. While we prefer the audio to be edited to be publish-ready, we are willing to provide equipment and software training to the right applicant. Therefore, this can be recorded with a cell phone or laptop microphone and returned with minimal processing. However, we do ask that the audio is at an appropriate volume, free of background noise, and is spliced so that it sounds like it was read in one take.
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