Volunteer Editor for Talking Newspaper

The Saffron Walden Talking News service started in 1994 and has recently joined with Support 4 Sight. This valuable service brings local weekly news to visually impaired people in audio format.

It is run on a Rota basis by a dedicated team of volunteer Technicians, Editors and Readers who meet each week (Wednesday evenings unless it is a Bank Holiday week) at the Support 4 Sight office.  All our Listeners are provided with a free player and recordings are put onto USB sticks and posted out on the evening of recording.  Each recording session consists of an Editor (who also reads some of the articles), 2 Readers and 1 Technician.

We are currently looking for an Editor to join our team and below is a brief outline of the role. 

·       Cut out relevant articles from Walden Local and Reporter ready for the evening.

·        Do admin (check Listener list and get postage wallets ready) prior to recording session.

·        With the Technician, put memory sticks in wallets and post out that evening.

·        Full instruction will be given. 


We anticipate that the Editor would be on the rota once every 5 or 6 weeks.


General Admin skills


  • Accessibility
    few steps
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 30/05/2018

End Date: 30/05/2019

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Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No Yes No No No No


This opportunity is available in: Uttlesford

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