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Editors for the talking newspaper

Tipperary Talking Newspapers

About Tipperary Talking Newspapers

We provide an abridged version of news items from local newspapers in audio format on USB sticks which are then distributed weekly to Blind and visually impaired clients throughout Tipperary and beyond.

What's Involved

This task involves the systematic perusal of news catagories in the 3 local newspapers working as part of a team of 4 people. On selecting articles, editors are required to read and edit down the article if required to a concise piece of news, ready for recording.

What's required for this position

Being a reader would be an asset , An interest in local and current affairs and the Ability to select and edit news articles to be recorded by the readers.
* Comfortable with technology an asset not a requisite
* Dependable with the ability to work on one’s own initiative
• Personable Skills
• Interest in local affairs.

  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 4hrs Monthly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:

Other location details:
Premier Hall Thurles

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

The satisfaction and comradery of being part of a group of volunteers whose efforts assist in bringing the local news in a usable format to the visually impaired and blind.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Tipperary
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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