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Job Title: Typist

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled typist to join our team. The ideal candidate will have excellent typing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently under pressure. As a typist, you will be responsible for typing and formatting various documents, including reports, letters, and other correspondence.


  • Typing and formatting various documents, including reports, letters, and other correspondence
  • Proofreading and editing documents for accuracy and clarity
  • Transcribing audio recordings and dictations
  • Managing and organizing files and documents
  • Performing other administrative tasks as needed


  • Excellent typing skills with a minimum typing speed of 60 words per minute
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other relevant software
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience as a typist or in a similar role preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer and other office equipment

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, and paid time off.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Typist

What is the best way to find and hire a Typist near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Typist applicants. Employers posting their Typist job on Indeed get about 11 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Typist applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Typist are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 11 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Typist positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Typist role?
SMS has 90% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Typist job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Typists are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 148% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Typist applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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