Pratham Books is hiring a UX Designer

Posted by Remya Padmadas on July 27, 2018

Pratham Books 

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 UX Designer as we significantly scale these initiatives.

About the StoryWeaver 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 over 8500 stories in 113 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 UX designer to work closely alongside our Product Development team. The right candidate will be someone who wants to make a difference and  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’re looking for a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who strongly believes in the power of a good user experience. You will work closely with the internal teams and other design partners. 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:

  • UX designs for new features and enhancements on the platform

  • Translate concepts into user flows, mockups and prototypes (use cases) that lead to  intuitive user experiences (where the screen would fit in the current website flow)

  • Create Workflows, customer journey maps and designs for requirements provided by the product development team

  • Requirements gathering/Internal Interviews for better understanding of features.
  • Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.

  • Web screen (browser based) and mobile responsive prototyping

  • User testing and documentation : testing the prototypes with key stakeholders, documenting the experience etc

  • Support content & marcomm team on illustrations / designs on a need basis

Location: Position is based out of Bangalore. Project is expected to complete within a 2 year time-frame.

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate with experience.