Pratham Books is looking for an Assistant - Projects

Posted by Remya Padmadas on April 10, 2017

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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 languages of their choice.

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

As an Assistant - Projects 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 reviewers and proofreaders

  • 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

  • Identifying and forging partnerships with  other open repositories to bring their stories onto StoryWeaver

Preferred Requirements

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

  • Good communication skills in English, and ability to read and write well in one South Indian language (preferably Kannada, Telugu or Tamil)

  • 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 eyes to check copy

  • Love for languages

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume to [email protected] with 'Assistant - Projects for StoryWeaver' in the subject line of the email.

We look forward to hearing from you!