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 Hiring: Project 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.

We are looking to scale up content on StoryWeaver and add about 20,000 new stories by December 2019. In order to achieve this target we have several projects starting up and so we are currently, we're looking for a full-time, Project Assistant to join our Digital Team in Bangalore to help keep these projects on track.

As an Project Assistant at StoryWeaver, this is what will keep you busy:

  • Coordinate with  and oversee external vendors to ensure timelines and quality.

  • Maintain databases and project file systems

  • Coordinate with in house team and external vendors on tasks as per objectives

  • 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

  • Support campaigns aimed at improving content and reach of StoryWeaver

Preferred Requirements

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills

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

  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate between different stakeholders

  • Sharp eye for detail and the ability to work well under pressure

  • Tech-savvy

  • Love for books and languages

  • Be a good team player

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

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StoryWeaver needs an Editorial Assistant!

Posted by Menaka Raman on May 03, 2016

As the stories on StoryWeaver are travelling further, we need more hands on board! 

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. 

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

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

  • Working with a designer to adapt our legacy content (Pratham Books' print books) for StoryWeaver

  • Co-ordinating with authors, illustrators, translators, reviewers and proofreaders

  • Reviewing and editing manuscripts

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

  • Identifying and working with other content creators who may want their stories on StoryWeaver

  • Nurturing StoryWeaver's user community

  • Support campaigns aimed at improving content on StoryWeaver

  • Finding creative ways for stories on StoryWeaver to travel wide and far

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

Preferred Requirements

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

  • Excellent Communication skills in English, and ability to read and write well in any one Indian language (preferably Kannada or Telugu)

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

  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate between different stakeholders

  • Be a good team player

  • Tech-savvy

  • Sharp eyes to check copy

  • Love for languages 

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

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