Pratham Books is hiring an Assistant Editor

Posted by Menaka Raman on May 03, 2018

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.

As the stories on StoryWeaver are travelling further, we need more hands on board! Currently, we're looking for a full-time, Assistant Editor to join our Digital Team in Bangalore.

                                               

Job description

StoryWeaver is looking for a creative person to take on the work of an assistant editor. The position involves, editing chosen manuscripts, maintaining quality on the platform and working with the team to improve StoryWeaver. The position requires an interest in children’s literature and digital publishing.

Required Skill-set

  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Ability to copy-edit

  • Ability to work with graphic designer to adapt content for StoryWeaver

  • Work with the StoryWeaver team to maintain quality on the platform

  • Ability to tag stories and images before uploading on StoryWeaver

  • Coordinate with the administrative team for documentation, records and payments

  • Work with the team to identify opportunities to bring more stories onto StoryWeaver

  • Ability to maintain and document day-to-day editorial assignments

  • Ability to multitask and be team player

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

Desirable

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

  • Ability to visualise and engage creatively with the design team

Experience

At least 3-4 years in an editorial position would be good. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in children's publishing or with children.

Location

This is a full time position,in our Bengaluru office.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Please send your resume and sample of work to careers@prathambooks.org with Assistant Editor - StoryWeaver in the subject line of the email.


 

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Pratham Books is looking for a Graphic Designer

Posted by Menaka Raman on April 27, 2018

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 Graphic Designer to join our team. This is a full-time position based in Bangalore.

 


The candidate will be responsible for:
 

·  Design and layout of children's picture books for print.
·  Adapting original design files (in print) and converting it into sizes and designs that are  suitable for StoryWeaver - Pratham Books’ digital story platform.
·  Working closely with our Content Team to create and adapt content for digital and print mediums.

·  Working closely with the production team for the first print run of the books.

 

 Pratham Books is a not-for-profit children's books publisher. Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver is a digital repository of openly-licensed, multilingual children’s stories.

Required skills

·  Minimum one to three years of experience in print and digital graphic design
·  A mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and a grasp of the     production process for both print and web
·  Strong graphic design skills and an interest in book layouts
·  Ability to work quickly and accurately on design files
·  Understanding of typography, composition, layout, color, image formats and impactful design along with a keen sense of visualization.

·  Meticulous attention to design detail and quality

·  Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to multitask, shift priorities when needed, work well under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and react quickly and smoothly to changes
·  Ability to collaborate with and take direction 
·  Good communication skills
·  Interest in book publishing; familiarity with children’s book publishing a plus

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume and a link to your portfolio to careers@prathambooks.org with ‘Graphic Designer' in the subject line of the email.

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Pratham Books is looking for a Data Analyst

Posted by Menaka Raman on May 14, 2018

 

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 3 years, we have invested deeply in technology based initiatives to further our mission. We are now looking for a Data Analyst as we significantly scale these initiatives.

                                               

(Image by  Thea Nicole de Klerk from the BookDash book 'Springloaded' by Chenél Ferreira and Sam Wilson)

About the Platform

StoryWeaver 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 and the goal is to open source the code as well. In two years, StoryWeaver has scaled from 800 stories in 24 languages to 7800 stories in 111 languages by engaging with a community of users. We want every child to have access to quality reading resources in their own language.

StoryWeaver is being recognized as an emerging innovation that can transform the early literacy reader ecosystem globally. Our vision is for StoryWeaver to be the largest multilingual open library in the world for children by empowering communities to address the scarcity of reading resources in their mother tongue languages and scale the quantity and quality of content being produced.

Job Description

We are looking for a passionate individual wanting to make a difference, one who believes that technology can be a powerful enabler in creating equitable access to resources. This role requires an individual contributor who can work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a team environment and deliver the project in a timely manner within allocated resources and budgets.

We are looking for a Data Analyst to work closely alongside our Product Development team and other internal teams. You will discover the insights within our data sets, and help us make smarter decisions to deliver better results for our end users.

In this role, you will be responsible for providing requirements for new features for collection of data, execute data validation checks, ensure data integrity, use statistical techniques to analyse and interpret data, take complete ownership of Google Analytics, identify trends and provide insightful reports to internal and external audience.

We’re looking for a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who loves digging into data, developing insights and communicating data-based recommendations. You will work closely with the internal teams and tech partners to implement your recommendations, track the impact and course correct.

The position will report to the Head of Digital Projects but also requires working closely with the top management. The person needs to be an out-of-the box thinker and should be a strong believer and propagator of use of open technologies.

The individual will be responsible for the following:

Work closely with internal product owners to understand the target audience and their motivations, generate the product enhancement, development ideas and requirements docs.

  • Perform steps required to create analysis-ready data sets.

  • Perform regular data analysis to demystify, assess readership, content gap, trends and performances.

  • Extracting valuable insight from our data and generating analysis that drives user retention and conversion.

  • Build a visualization tool  that allows internal users to interactively explore the data and insights.

  • Respond to ad-hoc report and analysis requests from other teams as needed.

  • Take all data driven features to fruition by working closely with the product development teams.

  • Be the bridge in between organization and other data-for-good communities.

Must haves

  • BTech/MSc/MCA or other graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Market Research, Operational Research, or related quantitative discipline.

  • Experience working with data and analytics.

  • Good technical background with some hands on experience with Python/R, relational databases to perform data analysis.

  • Ability to interpret findings through data visualization and delivery of presentations to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Expertise with Google Analytics and common Data Visualization platforms like Tableau, Apache Superset, Google DataStudio etc.

  • Strong analytical thought process, ability to extract data and transform it into valuable, actionable insight.

  • 0-3 years of experience in the industry

Nice to have but not mandatory

  • Experience working with non-profits.

  • Experience with Machine Learning.

Location: Position is based out of Bangalore and we are open to part-time as well as full-time position. Project is expected to complete within a 2 year time-frame.

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates can email their resume to careers@prathambooks.org

 

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