Redbridge Talking Newspaper
The Redbridge Talking Newspaper (for the Blind and Visually Impaired) format is 90 minutes made up of two parts. Part one is 45 minutes local news and part two is 45 minutes of magazine features and articles. We seek volunteers to prepare the part two magazine for each weekly edition. The role is an essential part of our weekly production. The reading teams attend on a Thursday evening, on a rota basis. There are six reading teams, each needing a News Editor.
Preparing the magazine and continuity script requires scissors, scrap paper, glue and a table surface. This work takes place at the volunteer's home. When ready the articles and continuity script need to be taken/posted to our studio.
Main tasks and responsibilities
The part two magazine is compiled by a Features Editor. This requires:
Benefits to the volunteer
Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications
Time taken is between 8-16 hours for one weekly edition. The work can take place over a period of days or weeks. If aligned to one reading team, they are scheduled every six weeks. This work usually takes place at the volunteer's home but could be at the studio, by arrangement.