Pratham Books is Hiring : Graphic Designer

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.
Donate-a-book, is a unique crowd-funding platform for children’s books. The platform helps to bridge the gap between individuals who want to help children read and those organizations, schools and individuals who need books for children.
At Pratham Books, we are shaping a new, innovative approach to multilingual publishing because we believe that every child needs good books to read in a language of their choice.
Pratham Books is looking for a Graphic Designer to join our team. This is a full-time position based in Bangalore.
The candidate will be responsible for:
  • Design and layout of children’s picture books for print.
  • Adapting original design files (in print) and converting it into sizes and designs that are suitable for StoryWeaver – Pratham Books’ digital story platform.
  • Working closely with our Content Team to create and adapt content for digital and print mediums.
  • Working closely with the production team for the first print run of the books.
Required skills:
  • Minimum one to three years of experience in print and digital graphic design
  • A mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and a grasp of the production process for both print and web
  • Strong graphic design skills and an interest in book layouts
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately on design files
  • Understanding of typography, composition, layout, color, image formats and impactful design along with a keen sense of visualization
  • Meticulous attention to design detail and quality
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to multitask, shift priorities when needed, work well under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and react quickly and smoothly to changes
  • Ability to collaborate with and take direction 
  • Good communication skills
  • Interest in book publishing; familiarity with children’s book publishing a plus
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume and a link to your portfolio to [email protected] with ‘Graphic Designer’ in the subject line of the email.

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