Transcriptionists (In-House)

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


What you will do:

As an in-house transcriptionist, you will be working in our downtown Boston office as a W-2 employee, making an accurate text document of the contents of audio, video, typed or handwritten material.

We transcribe oral history interviews (with WWII veterans, women in academia, farmers, midwives…), focus groups, financial forecasts or quarterly reports, tech webinars, commencement addresses, interviews about NGO work, educational reform or health care access, or anything else you could think of, and even occasionally TV shows. We don't do medical transcription. 

Who we’re looking for:

  • Fast and accurate typists (80 wpm or higher) with sharp hearing.
  • People with a wide range of interests or background information.  Even if you don’t know a lot about everything, you know a little about a lot of things and can use the context to find out more in a quick couple of internet searches.
  • Transcriptionists who are fluently bilingual or multilingual are always welcome.


  • Being comfortable and experienced using Microsoft Word and tools like AutoCorrect and Find and Replace.
  • Have general computer skills: ease with navigating files and folders; copying, moving, and deleting files; and navigating between multiple programs.
  • Familiarity with internet research to verify terms or names.
  • Ability to pick up how to use (simple) new programs.
  • Being able to work from the office in downtown Boston. 

How do I get hired as an in-house transcriptionist?

No calls, please. File your online application here and include:

  • Current resume (PDF)
  • Cover letter (PDF)
  • A screenshot of the results from a three-minute typing test on (our minimum requirement is 80 wpm with 98% accuracy)