Pratham Books is looking for a Junior Graphic Designer

Posted by Menaka Raman on March 10, 2017

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 the last 13 years we have published over 3000 books and printed over 14 million copies and 16 million storycards. 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 licence our content. All this content in now available in digital formats on StoryWeaver, our digital platform that hosts stories in 59 languages. The stories can be read, translated, versioned or downloaded for free. With both the print and digital initiatives being scaled, Pratham Books is looking for a Junior Graphic Designer. The job involves book design, page layout, and preparing illustrations for page layout, creating promotional posters, catalogues and other creative products, in English and many other languages.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the design and editorial teams to design and layout new children’s books for print and digital formats. ( The illustrations for the books will be provided)

  • Adapting the original print design files, and adapting it into sizes and templates that are suitable for StoryWeaver - Pratham Books’ digital story platform. Strong photoshops skills are required for this    

  • Pagination, Artwork, Archiving and Documentation

Required skills:

  • Designer with an eye towards details and a strong sense of visualization.

  • Graphic design skills and an interest in book layouts

  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and CorelDraw. Proficient in MS Office and Windows

  • Basic understanding of the printing process     

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience

  • Ability to work quickly and accurately on design files

  • Be a team player, Quick learner

  • Good communication skills     

  • Capable of working within a team and tight deadlines

  • Knowledge of fonts and Unicode fonts will be a plus

Pay: Subject to level of previous experience

Location: Delhi

Interested candidates are requested to send in their resume to storyweaver@prathambooks.org

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Pratham Books is looking for a Jr. Digital Marketing Executive

Posted by Menaka Raman on March 03, 2017

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 junior digital marketing executive to promote its current suite of digital platforms. The digital marketing executive will work closely with all the organisation’s verticals setting and achieving specific goals in communication, brand building and conversion.  

The ideal candidate will. self-starter, natural organiser and excellent team player.

Responsibilities

  • Creating & implementing online and offline campaigns alongside our annual editorial/event calendar.
  • Support in execution of marketing projects and campaigns, including ideation, creation of collaterals, distribution of collaterals in various media.

  • Create and share content on Social Media channels with our online community in new and exciting formats

  • Internal and external communication in the form of digital newsletters

  • Drive user engagement on to necessary digital platforms using social media tools, online partnerships and digital marketing.

  • Create and manage stakeholder databases.

Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong skills in online marketing, branding, social media marketing and copywriting.

Experience

At least 1-2 years’ experience in either publishing/advertising/media/edtech/events.

Qualifications Bachelor’s degree. Any additional certification in digital marketing will be a bonus.

Salary: Will be commensurate with experience. We are looking for a passionate individual who wants to be part of a team that is creating a new model in multilingual publishing to address the scarcity of books for children in need.

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Pratham Books is looking for an Outreach Executive

Posted by Menaka Raman on March 10, 2017

This role has been filled. Do keep following us on Social Media for other exciting positions in our team.

About Pratham Books

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, our digital platform that hosts stories in 60 languages. The stories can be read, translated, versioned or downloaded for free.

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.

Job Description

We are looking for an Outreach Executive who will be part of the Outreach Team and will work closely with the Managers to support all outreach related activities. The core objective of the team is to forge strategic partnerships that facilitate the use of StoryWeaver’s digital resources with organizations that have programs which promote reading and learning among children. The team is responsible for strategizing and executing plans to increase the user base of StoryWeaver and also providing the necessary training and support to the partner network. The Outreach Executive will support the team by creating a database of potential partners, design communication to reach out to them, manage coordination/registrations of workshops during the year, maintain records and documentation of activities conducted.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop annual outreach plan in conjunction with Outreach Managers, with a detailed activity plan to reach the desired goals

  • Build a database of potential partners

  • Liaison with internal and external stakeholders for outreach projects.

  • Maintain and nurture relationships with partner organisations and foundations

  • Reporting and documentation

Qualifications

Graduate Degree

  • 2+ years of work experience in Sales, Marketing, Outreach or a related area

  • Experience in Education and/or Development sector is an added benefit

  • Good interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders    

  • Ability to gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports and documents.

  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

Location: This role is based out of Bangalore and is full-time.

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates are requested to send in their resume to careers@prathambooks.org with the heading Outreach Executive in the subject line.

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