The role of the LifeBook 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, typically once a week 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 editor, project manager, proofreader and typesetter. LifeBook is the private autobiography specialist and confidentiality is essential at all times.

  • Commitment: 4 – 5 months
  • Start date: April 2019 – PLEASE ONLY APPLY ONLINE NOT BY TELEPHONE

 

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

 

The benefits:

Whilst the role is remunerated, there are additional benefits of interviewing with LifeBook, 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
  • Volunteering-style roles can bring huge personal satisfaction

 

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