Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pratham Books is Hiring : Editorial Assistant

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 13 years, we have published over 3000 books and distributed over 14 million copies of our storybooks and 16 million story cards.

In 2015, Pratham Books' increased its footprint by going digital. As an industry leader, we were one of the first publishers in the country to open license our content. All this content is now available on StoryWeaver, which 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.

As the stories on StoryWeaver are travelling further, we need more hands on board!


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

Illustration by Sunaina Coehlo for the story ' Miss Bandicota Bengalensis Discovers the Old Caves'
Job description
StoryWeaver is looking for an editorial assistant. The position involves, working with the editorial team, to adapt books for the digital platform, maintain quality on the platform and perform administrative and editorial tasks. 

Required Skill-set:
Good communication skills in English 
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 
Ability to maintain and document day-to- day editorial assignments
Ability to multitask, meet tight deadlines and be team player

Desirable
Degree in Literature/Journalism/Mass Communication/Media /Language
Tech savvy with a sharp eye and love for languages

Experience
1-2 years work experience would be good, but freshers may also apply. 

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 storyweaver@prathambooks.org with Editorial Assistant - StoryWeaver in the subject line of the email. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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