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Sound Recordists/Technicians

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240 King St, Norwich NR1 2BU, UK
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Summary

We currently have vacancies for sound-recording technicians at Chatterbox the Norwich Talking Newspaper for the blind.

Detailed description

Chatterbox is a charity that provides audio publications for visually impaired and blind people. Our publications use items from local newspapers, magazines, and recorded interviews with local people.
The service is entirely free, and includes postage and loan equipment. Chatterbox is a registered charity, staffed by a 100% volunteer workforce, and funded through local fundraising and donations. See our website for more details and to hear examples of our recordings.
We currently have vacancies for sound-recording technicians at Chatterbox. We have a small recording studio in our premises at King Street, Norwich, which we use weekly to record the news (taken from the EDP and Norwich Evening News newspapers). I wondered if any of your students would be interested in taking on this role? The role consists of the following activities, which, for a sound-recordist, would take place on a Thursday evening between about 5 and 7:30 p.m. every four weeks:
1. Liaising with the editor for that week to understand what recordings are being made and the involvement of each of the four or five readers who will participate.
2. Setting up the recording equipment.
3. Making the recording, including fixing reader fluffs and other glitches immediately.
4. Producing a master USB disk, which may contain other material recorded beforehand as well as the weekly news. This disk is given immediately to our team of copiers who send out by post over 300 copies that evening to our listeners to replay on special players.
5. Making the recording available for smart speakers (Alexa) and also to the British Wireless for the Blind Federation.

We would provide any necessary training in all aspects of the above. We have recently purchased a RØDECaster digital mixing desk and we use Newsbridge software to make recordings. 


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About Chatterbox Norwich Talking Newspaper

Chatterbox is a charity that provides audio publications for visually impaired and blind people in Norfolk. Our publications use items from local newspapers, magazines, and recorded interviews with local people.

The service is entirely free and includes postage and loan equipment. Chatterbox is a registered charity, staffed by a 100% volunteer workforce, and funded through local fundraising and donations. Chatterbox also produces low-cost studio recordings for local authorities and commercial organisations.