Voice Over Jobs
Hill AFB, UT
The Pokémon Company International
Bellevue, Washington, United States, WA
NANA Regional Corporation
Ft. Meade, MD
Salt Lake City Corporation
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
Artech Information Systems LLC
Voice-Over Jobs Overview
Whether they're boosting a company's brand or providing narration, voice-over artists are effective audio and broadcast communicators. They provoke certain emotions in listeners when telling a story or appealing to consumers. At Monster, you can find tons of voice-over jobs for job seekers with a strong voice-over demo or a background in acting, podcasting, radio, or journalism.
As a voice-over artist, you'll read recorded scripts and other written materials in a soundproof recording booth. But the job goes beyond just reading scripts. You must be able to project your voice clearly and change vocal tones and inflections when necessary. You may provide voice-overs for commercials, news broadcasts, audiobooks, video games, cartoons, e-learning audio, promos, and how-to guides.
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Voice-Over Artist Training and Skills
Getting a voice-over job doesn't require any formal education, but having a bachelor's degree in theater, acting, radio broadcasting, video production, or journalism can boost your competency in your field. You can gain the vocals skills you need by taking voice-acting courses—there are several colleges and career institutes that offer classes and certificate programs.
When hiring voice-over artists, employers look for the following skills and qualities:
- The ability to read fluently, speak clearly, and maintain good timing.
- The ability to change vocal inflection, tone, and emotional range at will.
- Good communication and marketing skills.
- The ability to perform multiple roles or change accents.
- Organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
Update Your Voice-Over Resume
When applying for a voice-over job, you must show potential employers your skills and accomplishments on paper and in audio. Start by updating your resume so employers can see a list of your credentials. If you need help, take a look at Monster's acting resume sample for an idea of how to write and format your resume. You can also get the attention of an employer with a catchy cover letter. See our cover letter samples and writing best practices to boost your chances of getting your resume noticed.
It's also very important that you build a portfolio of work that includes demos and voice-over work you've record.
Our article on how to build a professional portfolio can provide you with the tips you need to get started.
Interviewing for a Voice-Over Job
So, you caught the attention of a potential employer with your resume and portfolio. Now it's time to meet with them for an interview. This gives your employer the opportunity to ask some questions and find out if you're a good fit. Monster can help you prepare ahead of time. We have a list of commonly asked interview questions and other tips to help you come up with solid answers. As a voice-over artist, you may come across such questions as:
- Why do you want to work as a voice-over artist?
- Do you have any training or experience in voice-over acting?
- What roles have you played?
- What are your career goals?
How Much Do Voice-Over Jobs Pay?
Want to know if you're getting paid what you're worth as a voice-over artist? You can get an idea by searching related professions on Monster's Salary Calculator. For example, actors in the U.S. earn an average of $19.11 per hour, while radio and television announcers earn $20.86 per hour. Our salary tools also give you a glimpse of where your profession is in high demand and what steps you can take to advance your career.
Monster Can Help Project You to Your Next Voice-Over Job
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