The Digital Team is looking for an intern!

Posted by Menaka Raman on March 01, 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.

StoryWeaver is looking for a digital intern to help create fun, striking content for its YouTube Channel! 

We launched our YouTube channel in 2016 to share book trailers, stories from the field and even tips for aspiring authors from Senior editors at Pratham Books. 

We're looking for a  fresh pair of eyes and ears to help us digitise some of the multilingual, openly licensed content from StoryWeaver for our YouTube channel.

Project Details

We have a library of amazing audio books recorded using some of Pratham Books' best loved titles with the help of our good friends at Radio Mirchi. The ideal intern will be able to create digital storybooks using this audio content, and the openly licensed images from the stories they are based on from StoryWeaver.

Are you the intern we're looking for?

This is the perfect project if you're a high school or college student looking to add some work experience to your resume. 

The ideal candidate will

1. Have good proficiency of English and any one (or more) of the following  languages: Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Telugu.

2. Have a good grasp of using a video editing software like iMovies, Windows Film Editor or VCN. 

3. Have an eye of editing and an ear for storytelling to help create engaging video content for children.

4. Basic animation skills are a definite advantage.

While it would be lovely if our intern lived in Bangalore (so they can come by and share a cup of chai with us), we're more than happy to cast the net wide, and invite applications from story lovers across the country. 

If you would like to apply for this internship, do write to us at storyweaver@prathambooks.org with a covering letter stating why you think you're the right person for the role and attach your resume and any work you think is relevant to the position. 

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