Audio Editor Intern/Volunteer (remote)
Audio Journal’s mission in Central Massachusetts is to connect individuals with a visual impairment, or an inability to access print material, to their communities through broadcasting of local news, information, and entertainment, with exclusive programs and content.
Radio Reading for the Blind
Audio Journal is generically known as a radio reading service for the blind. Others we serve are described as “print disabled.” Whether it be Parkinson’s disease, or another disability, these individuals have difficulty accessing print material. Listeners hear broadcasts via a smart speaker (Amazon Echo), smart phone, Internet, telephone, cable TV, or a special receiver tuned to Audio Journal’s frequency. Most of our programming is available as recordings on demand from our website.
Our volunteers read newspapers, magazines, books, grocery and retail flyers, health information, and more. Local content is most difficult for individuals who are visually impaired to obtain so that is our focus. We read and broadcast:
· Worcester Telegram & Gazette
· News from small communities
· Worcester Business Journal
· Worcester Magazine
· Grocery and retail flyers
· Disability sports
In addition, we have specialty programs:
· Speaking Volumes is our radio book group which was highlighted in the February 2019 issue of Oprah’s O Magazine.
· Another Point of View selects a topic, for instance Black Lives Matter, and reads articles from both the liberal and conservative sides of the aisle.
· Vocero Hispano, a local Spanish newspaper, connects us to the blind Hispanic community.
· Radio-Active Theatre broadcasts family-friendly plays from old time radio and film.
Position – Audio Editor (remote)
Audio Journal is seeking an intern/volunteer who is a motivated self-learner who wants to edit audio files that will be broadcast on the radio. Volunteer readers send us their audio files recorded at home and prior to broadcasting, we edit them to improve the sound, remove extraneous noises, or change the tempo. Sometimes public service announcements need to have music added. We edit using the online free software, Audacity.
This position is flexible and can be completed remotely. A minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week is required with more hours available. A schedule can be worked out with Mary Frandsen, Executive Director.
Intern Requirements and Qualifications
· Proficient computer skills, including email, Dropbox, Audacity, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
· Audio editing
· Must have your own computer and internet connection
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Mary Frandsen, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org