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Portsmouth Area Talking News

Job Location: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 6DN
  • • Part Time
  • • Voluntary
Closing Date: Tuesday 31st October 2017, 9:30am

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Portsmouth Area Talking News enables people with a visual impairment to access local news as reported in newspapers and magazines.

Title:   Recording Desk Operator

Role Description: From the desk in the recording room, to be responsible for recording a variety of news subjects transmitted by readers situated in the recording room. The completed recordings being placed in a folder on the computer for the copiers to access and transfer onto flash drives (memory sticks), via computer, for eventual posting to visually impaired listeners.

Tasks: Use the various programmes for (a) recording each edition (b) copying from computer to memory stick (flash drive) (c) downloading recording from external sources (Petersfield Soundtrack, Women’s Choices and any others that may come along in the future) and means being familiar with the internet, and make ready for copying. Ensure that the Edirol recorder is available for each recording in the recording room as a back-up. Close down the computer at the end of the session, making sure that any updates that may take place are allowed to finish. Not all of these tasks are done by all recording desk operators.

Experience/Skills: Previous experience in a similar role is advantageous but not essential as training is offered to an enthusiastic volunteer.

Recruitment Process: References / Interview / Completed Information Form

Time Commitment: Mornings, Afternoon(s) and/or evening(s) to be agreed.

Further Information:

Chris Golding, Chairman: Christopher Golding Tel: 023 9237 9775 or Trevor Muston, Recording Engineer: 123teejay@gmail.com Tel: 023 9266 6662 or 07443 496437.

Contact Information

Christopher Golding/Trevor Muston

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The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 6DN