StoryWeaver is looking for an Editorial Assistant

Posted by Menaka Raman on May 03, 2018

StoryWeaver is a digital repository of openly-licensed, multilingual children's stories. A Pratham Books' initiative, StoryWeaver allows its users to read, create and translate stories into many, many Indian and international languages in the hope that children across the world can read quality stories in languages of their choice.

                                            

(Image by Nina Sabnani, from 'Counting on Moru' by Rukmini Banerji.)

As the stories on StoryWeaver are travelling further, we need more hands on board! Currently, we're looking for a full-time, Editorial Assistant to join our Digital Team in Bengaluru.

Job description

StoryWeaver is looking for an editorial assistant. The position involves, working with the editorial team, to adapt books for the digital platform, maintain quality on the platform and perform administrative and editorial tasks.

Required Skill-set

  • Good communication skills in English

  • Work with the StoryWeaver team to maintain quality on the platform

  • Ability to tag stories and images before uploading on StoryWeaver

  • Coordinate with the administrative team for documentation, records and payments

  • Ability to maintain and document day-to- day editorial assignments

  • Ability to multitask, meet tight deadlines and be team player

Desirable

  • Degree in Literature/Journalism/Mass Communication/Media /Language

  • Tech savvy with a sharp eye and love for languages

Experience

  • 1-2 years work experience would be good, but freshers may also apply.

Location

This is a full time position in our Bengaluru office.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume and sample of work to careers@prathambooks.org with Editorial Assistant - StoryWeaver in the subject line of the email.

We look forward to hearing from you!



 

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Pratham Books is hiring an Assistant Editor

Posted by Menaka Raman on May 03, 2018

StoryWeaver is a digital repository of openly-licensed, multilingual children's stories. A Pratham Books' initiative, StoryWeaver allows its users to read, create and translate stories into many, many Indian and international languages in the hope that children across the world can read quality stories in languages of their choice.

As the stories on StoryWeaver are travelling further, we need more hands on board! Currently, we're looking for a full-time, Assistant Editor to join our Digital Team in Bangalore.

                                               

Job description

StoryWeaver is looking for a creative person to take on the work of an assistant editor. The position involves, editing chosen manuscripts, maintaining quality on the platform and working with the team to improve StoryWeaver. The position requires an interest in children’s literature and digital publishing.

Required Skill-set

  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Ability to copy-edit

  • Ability to work with graphic designer to adapt content for StoryWeaver

  • Work with the StoryWeaver team to maintain quality on the platform

  • Ability to tag stories and images before uploading on StoryWeaver

  • Coordinate with the administrative team for documentation, records and payments

  • Work with the team to identify opportunities to bring more stories onto StoryWeaver

  • Ability to maintain and document day-to-day editorial assignments

  • Ability to multitask and be team player

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

Desirable

  • Degree in Literature/Journalism/Mass Communication/Media /Language

  • Ability to visualise and engage creatively with the design team

Experience

At least 3-4 years in an editorial position would be good. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in children's publishing or with children.

Location

This is a full time position,in our Bengaluru office.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Please send your resume and sample of work to careers@prathambooks.org with Assistant Editor - StoryWeaver in the subject line of the email.


 

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Pratham Books is looking for a Graphic Designer

Posted by Menaka Raman on April 27, 2018

Pratham Books is a not-for-profit children's book publisher that was set up in 2004 to publish good quality, affordable books in many Indian languages. Our mission is to see ‘a book in every child’s hand’ and we have spread the joy of reading to millions of children in India. In 13 years, we have published over 3000 books and distributed over 14 million copies of our storybooks and 16 million story cards.

Last year, Pratham Books' increased its footprint by going digital. As an industry leader, we were one of the first publishers in the country to open license our content. All this content is now available on StoryWeaver, which is a digital platform that hosts stories in languages from India and beyond, so that every child can have an endless stream of stories in her mother tongue to read and enjoy. The stories can be read, translated, versioned or downloaded for free. All stories on the platform are openly licensed.

Donate-a-book, is a unique crowd-funding platform for children’s books. The platform helps to bridge the gap between individuals who want to help children read and those organizations, schools and individuals who need books for children.

At Pratham Books, we are shaping a new, innovative approach to multilingual publishing because we believe that every child needs good books to read in a language of their choice.

Pratham Books is looking for a Graphic Designer to join our team. This is a full-time position based in Bangalore.

 


The candidate will be responsible for:
 

·  Design and layout of children's picture books for print.
·  Adapting original design files (in print) and converting it into sizes and designs that are  suitable for StoryWeaver - Pratham Books’ digital story platform.
·  Working closely with our Content Team to create and adapt content for digital and print mediums.

·  Working closely with the production team for the first print run of the books.

 

 Pratham Books is a not-for-profit children's books publisher. Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver is a digital repository of openly-licensed, multilingual children’s stories.

Required skills

·  Minimum one to three years of experience in print and digital graphic design
·  A mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and a grasp of the     production process for both print and web
·  Strong graphic design skills and an interest in book layouts
·  Ability to work quickly and accurately on design files
·  Understanding of typography, composition, layout, color, image formats and impactful design along with a keen sense of visualization.

·  Meticulous attention to design detail and quality

·  Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to multitask, shift priorities when needed, work well under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and react quickly and smoothly to changes
·  Ability to collaborate with and take direction 
·  Good communication skills
·  Interest in book publishing; familiarity with children’s book publishing a plus

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume and a link to your portfolio to careers@prathambooks.org with ‘Graphic Designer' in the subject line of the email.

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