Volunteer with our Bishopbriggs, Glasgow Talking Newspaper Service Join our Studio Based Team.
We are looking to increase the number of volunteer readers on our team that records daily talking newspapers for the blind. Our large studio is set up to enable two readers and a recordist to work together as a team. Where we are short of volunteers you may be asked to read and record in the studio on your own. Our second studio enables a reader to work on their own which means they also need to record their own articles.We want to build up a more sociable environment which is why we encourage people to form teams of three or four where three of you are the readers and one at least is the main person doing the recording. If you are interested in being a reader we will then conduct a telephone interview before bringing you into the studio for a trial run. This can be as simple as you leaving us a message on our answering service at 0141-772 3976 or emailing us.
Producers and Sound Technicians
As we increase the number of readers on our team we are likely to also need people who may not have the best reading voice but are really interested in learning how to use our Myriad studios while developing their knowledge of sound recording software and equipment. In this role you are also acting as producer and this can mean you will need to be assertive when asking readers to repeat a section as they have made an error. You will also be expected to set up the studio for your recording session and ensure that the articles have been correctly uploaded to the BWBF server.If you are willing to learn all about Myriad software via our Training Zone videos then this is the opportunity for you. Our software cannot be adapted at this time therefore you must be able to read the screens and have a good clear reading voice.
Frequency & Commitment
Readers and recordists need to attend initial training with a minimum of one session per month after training.Once you have built up your skills and are sure of how the system works readers can form teams of 3 to record at times that more suit their schedules. Daily newspapers need to be recorded in the mornings but weekly titles are recorded currently on alternate Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings.