|We always welcome new people to our Talking Newspaper. If you are interested then here is a brief description of the roles involved.|
Editor (estimated time 2 to 4 hours during the day)
Two editors in a team collect the news, identify relevant
articles, time them, and prepare the Reader’s folders ready for recording.
Technical Officer (estimated time 3 to 4 hours evening only)
Operates all the equipment associated with recording the Master Tape. This includes the mixer, tape recorders/players, mini disc players, and compact disc players. The Technical Officer is also responsible for the timing of Tape Schedule items onto the recorded tape.
Link (estimated time 3 to 4 hours evening only)
The Link connects each piece on the Tape Schedule into a
seamless recording. Other
responsibilities include the selection of appropriate materials and co-operating
with the Technical Officer to produce a full ninety-minute recording.
Readers (estimated time 1 hour evenings only)
Read articles from their pre-prepared folders under the
direction of the Link.
Copiers (estimated time 2 to 2.5 hours evening only)
Prepare the returned tape stock and pouches for re-issue
and then duplicating the Master Tape.
Copied Newstapes are then packed and sorted ready for delivery into the
Royal mail system.
This duty involves unpacking of returned mail sacks and
emptying of pouches.
Maintains the Listener Database and provides an accurate mailing list for the weeks production.
If you would like to become a volunteer then please send your name, address, postcode and phone number to:
Upon receipt of this information we will send you an application form.