Localization Academy

Mandarin (Simplified) Transcriber

Location: Orlando, FL

Status: Part Time

Pay: $21 per hour

Benefits: Flexible schedule

About The Company

Productive Playhouse Inc. (PPH) is a global data company. From our start, forward thinking in language acquisition and carefully observed cultural experience have defined the Productive Playhouse mission and driven our teams.

Our growth into a full-service data company began in 2011 and has expanded rapidly over the last decade. PPH currently offers our clients a wide range of data services including transcription, translation, linguistic analysis, rating, systems testing, localization, field and studio recording, language skill verification, and sensitive and diversity-focused data handling, with additional services being added continuously.

Job Summary

Productive Playhouse is seeking Mandarin (Simplified) Transcribers to join our transcription team in our Orlando, Florida office for project-based work. The task will be to listen to audio files, and type (transcribe) what you hear. Some labeling of segments is required. Elements transcribed include speech (sometimes frequently overlapping), background noises, and music. No translation is required in this position. The transcription must be completed according to a set of guidelines that you will be provided upon acceptance. The workload is dependent on project needs.


  • Transcribe all assigned material
  • Follow project guidelines
  • Meet project deadlines
  • Make consistent progress on assigned material


  • 35 WPM typing speed preferred
  • Strong language skills, both written and verbal, with a keen eye for punctuation, grammar, and spelling
  • Ability to learn and adapt to our client’s style guide and written domain conventions
  • Strong research skills for accurate spelling of names, locations, and products
  • Ability to meet deadlines


  • US work authorization (the company cannot provide sponsorship)
  • Able to commute to our office
  • 18+ years of age
  • Ability to read and type in Mandarin (Simplified) (you will be asked to take a language assessment)
  • Ability to understand a wide variety of Mandarin-speaking accents and dialects
  • High School Diploma / GED or equivalent
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID, or the ability to provide medical or religious documentation for exemption

Please note: Due to our client’s strict data security policies, applicants should be aware that personal items, including electronics such as phones and other electronic devices, will not be allowed in the workspace. Any personal items will need to be stored in provided lockers outside of the actual working environment. Employees are able to leave the workspace to use their phones outside the office if needed.

Note: Please be sure to also check your Spam/Junk inbox for responses from our team regarding your application.

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