Pratham Books is looking for a Junior Editorial Assistant

Posted by Menaka Raman on August 29, 2017

At Pratham Books, we believe in the power of stories – good stories. For well over a decade we have strived hard to reach children across India with a variety of award-winning stories across 18 Indian languages. With our digital crowd-sourcing platform – StoryWeaver we now share the power of stories with a global community of educators, parents, authors, illustrators and translators.

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

Currently, we're looking for a full-time, Junior Editorial Assistant to join our Digital Team in Bangalore.

As a Junior Editorial Assistant at StoryWeaver, this is what will keep you busy:

  • Working with graphic designer to help design and adapt books and other content  for StoryWeaver

  • Uploading books on StoryWeaver which involves tagging stories and images in a way that makes it accessible to users

  • Co-ordinating with the administrative team for documentation, records and payments (contracts, work orders, etc)

  • Identifying open repositories/opportunities to bring more stories onto StoryWeaver

Preferred Requirements

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

  • Good communication skills in English

  • 1-2 years of work experience; freshers may also apply

  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate between different stakeholders

  • Capable of working within a team and tight deadlines

  • Tech-savvy

  • Sharp eye for copy

  • Love for languages

  • Be a good team player

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume to storyweaver@prathambooks.org with 'Junior Editorial Assistant for StoryWeaver' in the subject line of the email.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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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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