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Check job status


There are three options when it comes to retrieving your transcripts:

  1. Check for single job status
  2. Check for multiple job statuses
  3. Configure a notification callback. You can see how to do that here.

If you are getting started with the API, please refer to the guide on how to Transcribe a File.

Check Single Job Status

If you wish to retrieve a particular job, you can do so using the job ID for up to 7 days, after which time it will be automatically deleted in accordance with our Data Retention Policy.

You can make a GET request to check the status of a job as follows:

# $JOB_ID is from the submit command output
curl -L -X GET "$JOB_ID" \
     -H "Authorization: Bearer $API_KEY"

The response is a JSON object containing details of the job, with the status field showing whether the job is still processing or not. The possible values are:

  • running
  • done
  • rejected

An example response looks like this:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
  "job": {
    "config": {
      "notification_config": null,
      "transcription_config": {
        "additional_vocab": null,
        "channel_diarization_labels": null,
        "language": "en"
      "type": "transcription"
    "created_at": "2019-01-17T17:50:54.113Z",
    "data_name": "example.wav",
    "duration": 275,
    "id": "yjbmf9kqub",
    "status": "running"

Check Multiple Jobs' Status

You can retrieve the status of the 100 most recent jobs submitted in the past 7 days. This is done by making a GET request without a Job ID as follows:

curl -L -X GET "" \
     -H "Authorization: Bearer $API_KEY"

Note that if a job has been deleted it will not be included in the list, unless specifically requested, as described in the API Reference.