ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR

ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR

About Us:

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. As a publisher serving every child in India, Pratham Books has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to exploring innovative ways in which to create access to joyful stories and has been fortunate in finding partners to collaborate with who share this vision.

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 up our content to the CC0 license. All this content is now available on StoryWeaver 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. All the stories on the platform can be read, translated, versioned or downloaded for free.

Job Description:

Today, Pratham Books creates books suited to both print and digital mediums in multiple languages. We are looking for an Associate Art Director to help us create visually appealing picture books with a strong understanding of how each of these mediums work.

As an Associate Art Director, you will be responsible for the design and production of books created for both print and digital mediums. As most of our titles are migrated to StoryWeaver, we are looking for someone who is tech-savvy and eager to find ways of minimising loss between print and digital book design. This will require you to work closely with our editorial team and external content creators we collaborate with (illustrators, consultant art directors). The candidate needs to have excellent graphic design skills and experience in print production.

Key Responsibilities:

. Work with freelance illustrators and consultant art directors to create visually-appealing books keeping in mind print and digital requirements.

. Ensure that books are completed within the required timelines for print and digital mediums.

. Art direct 10 books a year by working directly with illustrators.

. Find innovative ways of reducing losses when a book is adapted from print to digital, or vice versa.

. Ensure the highest quality of print books.

. Work closely with the editorial team to create stories with rich, diverse and nuanced visual narratives.

. Bring in the expertise of typography, keeping in mind multilingual content.

Required skills:

. At least 4 years of experience in Graphic Design.

. Strong understanding of print production and typography.

. Strong communication skills.

. Expertise in Photoshop and InDesign.

. Ability to multitask.

. Be a team player.

Nice to have but not mandatory:

. An interest in illustration and book publishing.

. Knowledge of children’s books.

Location:

This is a full-time position based out of either Bangalore or Delhi.
*We would ideally, however, prefer that the candidate be based in Delhi with the rest of the team.

Compensation:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. We are looking for a passionate individual who wants to be part of a team that is creating a new model in multilingual publishing to address the scarcity of books for children in need.

Write to us:

Email your resume with ‘Associate Art Director’ in the subject line to [email protected]