Monday, July 8, 2013

Do you have an eye for detail??

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What do you see when you see this picture?

Do you see a great children's book in the making? A book that will find itself in the hand's of a child in a remote village? Do you see a child beaming as she manages to read her first colourful book? Do you see a child reading this content on a mobile phone? Do you see volunteers telling the story about the Sun all across the country in thousands of schools and libraries? Are you already thinking of how you can tell this story to a child who does not know English? Because at Pratham Books, we look for potential first. As a mulitlingual publisher of children's books, we have published 1559 books across 11 languages and sold over a million books. We're looking for an assisstant editor with a proven track record, and laods of potential to join the team and take our mission further. Are you that person?

If you've spotted at least two typos in this communication, consider yourself short-listed. Now read on...

Pratham Books is looking for a creative person to take on the work of an assistant editor. This is a full-time position at our Bangalore office. The position involves reading and review of new manuscripts, keeping in touch and co-ordinating with authors, translators, reveiwers, designers and illustrators, working with the design team, proofing copy at the layout and print stage, writing copy for blurbs, catalogs and promotional events. The assistant editor will also need to co-ordinate with the administrative team for documentation, records and payments. We expect this person to bring in new ideas to create interesting books in Indian languages for children, especially those children who may be first-generation school-goers.

Preferred Requirements:
Degree in Literature/Journalism/Mass Communication/Media /Language (English/Kannada/Telugu)
* Excellent Communication skills in English and ability to read and write well in either Kannada or Telugu
* Sharp eyes to check copy
* Ability to visualise
* Ability to write copy for blurbs, catalogues
* Ability to multi-task and be a team player
* Ability to maintain and document day-to-day editorial assignments
* Basic computer skills

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume and sample of work to with 'Assistant Editor – and your name' in the subject line of the email.

And  if you are our ideal candidate, you would rush to check out how the raw illustration at the top of this communication and the story got transformed into a much-appreciated, freely downloadable, bilingual  book,  'The Seventh Sun' here.

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