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News editor

Redbridge Talking Newspaper

We seek volunteers to prepare the weekly news ready for reading. 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. We seek volunteers to prepare the weekly news ready for our readers to read for our Listeners; the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Each Thursday a News Editor (having prepared from the local newspaper collected the previous Friday) delivers the prepared News items, Letters, Sports Round-up and WhatsOn locally. 
  • This requires using two copies of the papers, cutting out the stories and sticking them to A4 sheets ready for reading.
  • Delivering the material to the Thursday evening recording session at our studio (North Ilford).
  • Often the News Editor can also be a reader on a Reading team but this is not essential.

Benefits to the volunteer

  • Preparing the news gives much satisfaction in knowing that the reading team can operate smoothly at the recording session and get the edition recorded.
  • Production of our editions is a very satisfying exercise as it makes sure that our listeners are able to stay in touch and as a result do not feel lonely or isolated.

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications

  • The minimum age of our volunteers is 18 years.
  • Preparing the news requires scissors, scrap paper, glue and a table surface.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Time taken is between 2-3 hours (over 5 days) but carried out from the previous Friday's Ilford Recorder edition i.e. the work can be done as soon as the papers are collected but completion must be achieved in time for the following Thursday evening. We run a weekly production with each team on a six week rota. This role usually takes place at the volunteer's home but could be at the studio, by arrangement. The studio is on the corner of The Drive and Eastern Avenue and is a short walk from Redbridge Station. There is a small car park. The studio is accessed via stairs.

Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

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  • Application Process
  • Email expression of interest
  • Support provided
  • Induction provided
  • Training provided
  • Other Information
  • Accessibility - additional information
  • Are there any age limits?
  • DBS checks - additional information
  • Expenses - additional information
    Travel and subsistence
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
    Following a telephone discussion, applicants will be invited to our studio for an informal interview where we will explain our organisation, how we operate and the role.
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    References are not provided.
  • Support Provided - additional information
    Named supervisor.
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    The studio is on the corner of The Drive and Eastern Avenue and is a short walk from Redbridge Station. There is a small car park.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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