Position: Transcriber

As a language transcriber at Enlabeler, you will become part of the data revolution in Africa! The world we live in is fully reliant upon data and machine learning models to optimize datasets. In order for these models to work effectively, humans are needed now more than ever to help label datasets. Your primary responsibility will be to assist our team with writing down transcriptions from audio files. The audio files are small, manageable clips in either English or local South-African languages. You will work on your own phone or desktop through the Enlabeler web application. We are looking for people that have a good feeling for languages but you don’t need any prior work experience as an official linguist or translator. You’ve got a high attention to detail and the ability to transcribe audio files with focus, concentration and accuracy. You will be successful in this position if you possess the ability to work on your own, maintain focus on the job and prioritize work appropriately.

What we’re looking for:

  • We are looking for self-motivated individuals who possess the ability to work for dedicated periods of time on a project (and take breaks when needed 🙂
  • It is important that you are able to work independently, but at the same time, that you are comfortable functioning as part of a (virtual) team.
  • In addition to being detail-oriented, reliable, and committed, you must have the ability to follow guidelines carefully and stick to the time slots for each task.
  • Finally, although not a prerequisite, both call center experience, and fluency in multiple South African languages is a plus.


  • You’ll be asked to take a short audio test to see how you transcribe it.
  • You’ll agree to our terms & conditions.
  • Select transcription tasks (we call them jobs) and transcribe the audio according to the requirements and instructions. Keep sensitivity to the data used.
  • Be very precise and complete each audio file with a high level of accuracy
  • Provide post labeling feedback on the audio files and the web app.
  • Performance based pay (performance based on approved reviewed audio minute)

Applicant requirements:

  • You’ve got a South-African ID and have completed your matric.
  • You’re able to focus, and work very precisely for 4-5 hours a day.
  • You’ve got a high orientation to detail, are a patient, self-motivated worker who loves to learn new processes and technologies
  • You’re open to learn and take training and guidelines instructions seriously.
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