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The Mardler Talking Newspaper

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Our charity was formed in 1985 and since then we have produced a weekly talking newspaper for the blind and visually impaired in North/Mid Norfolk. We are all volunteers who get together every week to ...

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Magazine Editor Volunteer

Magazine Editor Volunteer

Task · 2–4 hrs
Aylsham Town Hall, Market Place, Norwich, England NR11 6EL, United Kingdom
Reading & WritingAdministrationResearchEnglish
WellbeingPeople with disabilitiesCommunity & family
Good health and well-beingReduced inequalities
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Summary

Once a month you will find and edit four magazine style articles and write a simple script to be used on production day.

Detailed description

Our blind and visually impaired listeners look forward to receiving their weekly copy of The Mardler Talking Newspaper. Drawing on news items from the North Norfolk News, this audio production also includes a twenty minute magazine section with more varied and entertaining content. It is delivered directly to listener's homes by the Royal Mail under the Articles For The Blind scheme.


We have a number of Editors and Producers, each reporting to the Chief Editor and taking responsibility for one week each month. A pool of volunteer Readers are drawn upon and these must be booked as the year progresses. There are usually four Readers to manage per edition. A Sound Engineer is allocated to take care of the technical aspects of the recording.


In the week before the allocated edition is recorded the Magazine Editor must:

  • Confirm the continued availability of the Readers.
  • Find and edit four magazine style articles. These will each be about five minutes reading duration and gleaned from the EDP, internet and local publications.
  • Create a simple script to guide the Readers, Producer and Sound Engineer through the recording process.
  • Email the articles and script to the Readers and Producer.


To take on this role you will need access to a computer with word processing software and email capability. You will be comfortable communicating via telephone and email with other volunteers. A good level of literacy is called for together with an ability to work in a team. Full training and support will be provided.


There are opportunities to engage with other aspects of the process should you wish.

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About The Mardler Talking Newspaper

Our charity was formed in 1985 and since then we have produced a weekly talking newspaper for the blind and visually impaired in North/Mid Norfolk. We are all volunteers who get together every week to produce memory sticks in our studio in Aylsham.