Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pratham Books is Hiring!

Pratham Books is as a not-­for-­profit children’s book publisher with the mission to see ‘a book in every child's hand’. In the last decade, Pratham Books has published over 300 original titles in 18 Indian languages.

1. LEAD : RESOURCE MOBILIZATION (Update : This position has been filled and the posting is closed.)

Pratham Books is looking for someone to lead our resource mobilization efforts.

Location : Bangalore

Key Responsibilities 
  • Develop an understanding and awareness of Pratham Books' work.
  • Developing relationships with major donors, identifying new potential donors and nurturing relationships with existing donors.
  • Researching and approaching corporates, foundations, trusts, government agencies and other bodies that could potentially make grants to support Pratham Books' work (examples : development of new books, programs that create better access to books, etc)
  • Writing proposals and donor reports
  • Managing the grant application process and ensuring that reporting is tracked and meets donors' expectations.
  • Ability to work towards fundraising targets, accept and implement feedback.
  • Energy and drive to inspire people and promote Pratham Books' work
Key Competencies 
  • Graduate/ Post Graduate/ MBA from any recognized University
  • 2-3 years experience in direct sales with any industry or in fundraising 
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Research skills and attention to detail: sourcing information and statistics, researching trends, assessing costs
  • Keen desire to learn on the job

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume to info(at)prathambooks(dot)org with 'Lead : Resource Mobilization' in the subject line of the email.



Right out of college, you joined the exciting world of communications, and loved the excitement and creativity. But now, 3 - 4 years' old in the business, you catch yourself wondering whether there is more to work than announcing a special offer on a packet of tea or choosing a celebrity to endorse a brand. Can communication actually influence, inspire, and make a change in the way people live -- and not just buy? You love brands, and you know that your skills are at bringing them alive, and engaging with the people they touch. And if it is people you'd like to focus on -- especially children.

If that sounds like you, please say Hello to one of India's largest children's book publisher, and join us in putting “a book in every child's hand”. We’ve reached out to millions of children to help them discover the joy of reading, and we’d love to have you on our team.

Location : Bangalore

Key Responsibilities 
  • To develop and present our brands/properties/platforms memorably, to help them stand out in a competitive marketplace.
  • To communicate and connect with multiple stakeholders - authors, illustrators, publishers, children, parents, schools, other non-profits, social enterprises and governments.
  • To effectively explore new media avenues- like digital marketing to achieve the brands’ goals.
  • To develop CRM programs and database management. Prior experience in this will be an added advantage.
  • Plan and execute research projects.
  • Plan and execute marketing campaigns for our brands/properties/platforms
  • To enhance brand's presence at Litfests and book fairs through marketing collaterals and on ground activation.
  • Develop and maintain media relations.
  • A degree in Business/Marketing
  • 3-4 years experience in advertising / media relations / MARCOM / social sector
  • Good communication, presentation and inter-personal skills
  • A self-starter, independent, team player who is motivated by the cause
  • Strong technology skills
  • Knowledge of Kannada is a plus
The ideal candidate should have a strong work ethic, high level of integrity and believe that all children should be given equitable opportunities to achieve their best.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume to info(at)prathambooks(dot)org with 'Marketing Communications Manager' in the subject line of the email.

We are also looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our digital team in Bangalore. Find out the requirements of that job here.  Update : This position has been filled and the posting is closed.

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