What is a Segmenter and what do they do?


Segmenters lay the foundation for subtitles by cutting a video into timed compartments that we call segments. Good segments are the basis for good subtitles, so it is important to learn how to accurately cut segments before working on a project (see the Ninja Academy Segmenting Guide for segmenting guidelines).

Within a channel, there are two main types of segmenters: the general segmenter and the Chief Segmenter. General segmenters are responsible for segmenting the videos, while Chief Segmenters are responsible for overseeing the team.


Position Requirements

  • Gold QC Gold QC Contributors should not work on than 4 on-air Channels at the same time as a segmenter.
  • QC QC Contributors should not work on more than 2 on-air Channels at the same time as a segmenter.
  • QC Trainee QC Trainee Contributors should not work on more than 1 on-air Channel at the same time as a segmenter.

Team Responsibilities

  • To create segments at the request of the Channel Manager, Editor or All Languages Moderator.
  • Inform the Channel Manager (if the Channel Manager is not available, please reach out to the Editor or All Languages Moderator) of any breaks or hiatus from your duties as a segmenter.
  • No inappropriate segmenting, which may include but is not limited to:
    • Segmenting with the sole objective of raising the number of your total segments.
    • Deliberately creating unusable segments or segments that do not correspond to translatable dialogue.

Channel Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in the Channel by creating, modifying or removing segments.
  • Follow the Channel rules set by the Channel Manager and Moderators including the Contributor Guidelines.
  • Always contact Channel Manager and/or Editors before starting to segment.