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Use this Typist job description template to advertise open roles for your company. Be sure to modify requirements and duties based on the unique needs of the role you’re hiring for.
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Job brief

We are seeking an organized typist to transcribe documents from various channels, ensure they meet our quality standards and perform other general assignments.

Responsibilities

  • Type corporate documents from audio recordings, written materials, dictation, and other channels.
  • Draft reports, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and other written materials.
  • Record meeting minutes, time stamps, and other notes.
  • Convert, merge, and reformat documents to comply with company’s specifications and style.
  • Assure the office supplies are stocked and inform the supervisor of any requirements and issues.
  • Correct spelling, proofread completed work, and check grammatical errors.
  • Maintain and manage digital and physical document filing systems.
  • Perform general office assignments such as scanning, printing, copying, answering calls, and responding to emails, among others.
  • Transcribe older handwritten documents and audio recordings into a digital format. 
  • Review completed work for grammar, spelling, punctuation errors, and format..
  • Ensure that the typed documents are accessible to all the employees as and when required.
  • Transfer data from hard copy to the digital form.
  • Type documents from tapes or voice recordings.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1+ year typing or data entry experience
  • 50-80 words per minute typing ability
  • Exceptional knowledge of storage and filing systems.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office tools
  • Strong time management capability
  • Ability to use data entry devices, such as optical scanners, to input data into computers for editing

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