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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