Company – LifeBook Memoirs Ltd.
The role of the LifeBook Memoirs Interviewer is to help capture amazing stories about a person’s life. You will facilitate a life journey unfolding, by building a relationship with an author, over a series of personal visits. You will play a vital role in bringing to life and recording their autobiographical stories, creating a wonderful family legacy. The interviewer will visit the author, usually in their own home, for 12 meetings over a four–five-month period. Each regular meeting lasts 90 minutes and is digitally recorded for a ghostwriter to creatively adapt into a 200-page hardback book with the support of a LifeBook Memoirs editor, project manager, proofreader and typesetter. LifeBook Memoirs is the private autobiography specialist and confidentiality is essential at all times.
Commitment: 5-6 months
Start date: January 2023 – PLEASE ONLY APPLY ONLINE NOT BY TELEPHONE
Job type: Part-time, contract
The role requires:
Commitment to complete 12 interviews of 90-minutes each and also spend time preparing for the sessions, uploading the audio recordings and scanning the author amends for the writer after the sessions
Ability to work as part of a virtual team and to agreed timescales
Ability to follow procedures and work to directed instructions from the team’s project manager
Good IT skills to be able to learn how to use a recording machine and scanner to specified settings and upload to our online database
Commitment to complete an online training, which covers the technical and soft skills required for the position
Living in close proximity to the author to allow for short travel times of less than 10 miles or 30 minutes
A desire to work with and build a relationship and life story with the author
Proven ability to structure a conversation to ensure all relevant information is obtained in a sensible order
An interest in social history and people’s stories, from the everyday to the exceptional
Active listening and strong verbal communication skills
Empathy, patience and an open manner
Open-minded and non-judgemental
Whilst the role is remunerated, there are additional benefits of interviewing with LifeBook Memoirs, including:
The pride of helping produce a personal autobiography and family legacy
To meet incredible people with extraordinary stories to tell
Comprehensive training and on-going support from a professional, expanding UK company
Part-time work to suit your schedule
The job offer is subject to satisfactory references and assessment of criminal record.
If you are interested in learning more about being an interviewer, please get in touch.
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