We're hiring a Content Manager!

Posted by Remya Padmadas on January 13, 2020

Pratham Books (www.prathambooks.org) 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. As a publisher serving every child in India, Pratham Books has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to exploring innovative ways in which to create access to joyful storybooks and have been fortunate in finding partners to collaborate with who share this vision.

In 2015, 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 books in languages from India and beyond, so that every child can have an endless stream of storybooks in her mother tongue to read and enjoy. The books can be read, translated, versioned or downloaded for free. All books on the platform are openly licensed.

We are looking for a Content Manager for StoryWeaver.

Illustration by Priya Kuriyan for Anna's Extraordinary Experiments with Weather 

Key responsibilities:

Work closely with the StoryWeaver product, content and partnerships teams to document impact stories and create an organization knowledge base on key insights and learnings.

  • Researching, documenting and publishing the StoryWeaver use cases and impact stories - qualitative and quantitative - through video and written case studies

  • Exploring multiple digital formats and generating thoughtful content pieces with long-term value (essays on Medium, podcasts, etc.) that strengthen StoryWeaver’s positioning

  • Working closely with cross-functional teams on reports, press releases, award and grant applications

  • Staying up-to-date with current technologies and trends in video production, social media, design tools and applications

  • Willingness to travel on work as and when required

Required Skills:

  • 4-8 years of experience in development sector communications

  • A passion for storytelling, narrative structure

  • Film-making, editing, knowledge of relevant video tools and software

  • Project management, ability to work with timelines

  • An eye for detail

Nice to have but not mandatory:

  • Previous experience in Marketing / Public Relations

Location:

This is a full-time position in our Bangalore office.

Compensation:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Write to us:

To apply, email your resume with ‘Content Manager- StoryWeaver’ in the subject line to  [email protected]

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We're looking for a Social Media Manager!

Posted by Remya Padmadas on November 01, 2019

Pratham Books (www.prathambooks.org) 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. As a publisher serving every child in India, Pratham Books has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to exploring innovative ways in which to create access to joyful stories and have been fortunate in finding partners to collaborate with who share this vision.

We are looking for a Social Media Manager for Pratham Books.

The role involves developing and implementing strategic engagement initiatives by building and sustaining relationships with multiple stakeholders, and advocating the brand across a variety of social networks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all social media for Pratham Books handles.
  • Incorporating online tools and networking to create relationships and ultimately build the company’s brand, both online and offline.
  • Distributing the brand’s content across a variety of different social networks.
  • Identifying and building lasting relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders from non-profits, community groups, authors, illustrators, publishers, children, parents, etc.
  • Supporting Pratham Books’ properties like Donate-a-Book.
  • Using Analytics and other measurement tools to provide reports on metrics, and continually find ways to improve on those metrics through testing and new initiatives.

Required skills:

  • 2-3 years of experience in social media management.
  • Familiar with latest technology, trends and analytics in Social Media.

Nice to have but not mandatory:

Previous experience in Sales/ Marketing/ Public Relations.

Location:

This is a full time position in our Bangalore office.

Compensation:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Write to us:

Email your resume with Social Media Manager in the subject line to [email protected]

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Pratham Books is Hiring : Print Production Manager

Posted by Remya Padmadas on May 09, 2017

This position has been filled. Keep following us on Social Media for other openings in the team.

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. In 2015, 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 in now available onStoryWeaver, 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 Print Production Manager to take the lead of its print, production and digitization processes.

Job Description:

As a Print Production Manager you will be driving the management of a busy studio that can change from a quiet environment to one full of freelancers and multiple projects all running at the same time. Your job will be to manage the studio and production schedules as well as the day to day administrative responsibilities of running the studio of a reputed publishing house.

This is a job that requires attention to detail, organisation and time management. Clear communication and multitasking skills are a must.

We require an individual who is motivated, knows how to manage the requirements of book production that can require multiple cycles of reviews and adaptations for different platforms. Ability to prioritize workload to manage the studio schedule within the budgetary requirements.

You will work closely with the Editorial team to ensure timely delivery of all aspects of production for print and digital books - from layouts to pagination, optimizing image quality and proofreading to readying artworks, uploading digital books and QC (quality checking).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with editorial groups to create the final files for production of both print and digital formats of our books
  • Upload the digital books on StoryWeaver
  • Prioritize and manage timely output
  • Supervise the design and production team
  • Develop work procedures, establish quality standards and be responsible for releasing the final files
  • Schedule daily studio workload, coordinate approvals from different teams, manage version control etc
  • Train and monitor studio staff in all relevant skill areas.
  • Liaison with cross functional teams
  • Maintain an efficient archiving system
  • Maintain accurate records of work in progress for billing 

Must have:

  • 7-8 years experience of working within a creative agency / publishing house
  • A working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in leading a mid-size team consisting of layout artists, DTP, Photoshop and artwork people
  • References to previous work

Salary: Subject to level of previous experience

Location: Delhi

Write to us: Interested candidates are requested to send in their resume to careers(at)prathambooks(dot)org

P.S. - If you are shortlisted, you will hear back from us within 15 days of applying

 

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