Graphic Designer

Location: Chennai
(We require you to be able to work out of our office in Adyar, Chennai)

Role:
A Graphic Designer conceptualises and creates designs and layouts for books, and other materials including trailers, CD inlays, marketing creatives, etc. with a keen sense of aesthetics.

Expected:

  1. Expertise in design software: CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  2. Preference will be given to expertise in visual design.
  3. Basic knowledge of video-editing.
  4. 1-3 years of experience.

Requirements:

  1. Mastery of the specified design software
  2. Ability to provide specialised design services.
  3. Good communication skills in English.
  4. An eye for detail; an ability to determine proportion, size, style, material, etc. of illustration.
  5. Innovative, creative, patient, and meticulous in both content and presentation

Please send in your CV/Resume to shobha@karaditales.com

Publishing Assistant

Location: Chennai
(We require you to be able to work out of our office in Adyar, Chennai)

The role

  1. Reviewing manuscripts and providing feedback to the rest of the editorial team with suggestions on what can be modified or tweaked to make the story work better.
  2. Basic line editing of manuscripts.
  3. Creating and sending out the monthly newsletter, as well as emailers announcing new products, sales, etc.
  4. Ensuring there is a backup of all information (reviews, awards, the latest word documents, latest PDFs etc), and maintaining a regularly updated archive.
  5. Identifying new illustrators who might work for our projects.
  6. Writing blog posts on topics relevant to the children’s publishing industry.
  7. Liaising with international publishers in setting up appointments for International book fairs as well as opportunities for Rights Sales.
  8. Working closely with the design team on both creatives for marketing, as well as on book layout and design.
  9. Creating metadata sheets for the sales and accounts departments whenever required.
  10. Working with the sales and marketing teams to create promotional materials and social media plans.
  11. Planning, creating and executing book launches: this will involve coordination with resource people and venues.
  12. Participating in book-related fairs, festivals and conferences where the company is involved.
  13. Handling our social media accounts: this will involve posting on our social media pages in keeping with the weekly schedules provided by the marketing team.
  14. Reporting to the Senior Editor of Karadi Tales Company.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  1. Fresh graduates and professionals with around 2 years relevant work experience and knowledge of children’s book publishing and digital resources especially in the K-6 range.
  2. Well organised.
  3. Strong communication and language skills – oral, written and presentational.
  4. Creative writing skills
  5. Knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word, and Powerpoint.
  6. Knowledge on the workings of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  7. Strong communication and negotiation skills – oral, written, and presentational.
  8. Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  9. Excellent attention to detail.
  10. Experience in teaching or an educational environment would be advantageous.
  11. An avid reader of all genres of books.
  12. Proactive and able to set priorities under pressure
  13. Ability to work effectively with all levels of management
  14. Knowledge of design software would be an advantage.

Please send in your CV/Resume to shobha@karaditales.com

Senior Editor

Location: Chennai
(We require you to be able to work out of our office in Adyar, Chennai)

The role

  1. Creating and commissioning new titles in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, levelled readers and biographies, particularly for grades K-6.
  2. Liaising with writers and illustrators in seeing a manuscript from start to finish.
  3. Working closely with illustrators during the illustration process, providing them with feedback whenever necessary.
  4. Content editing and line editing of manuscripts.
  5. Ensuring all payments to authors, illustrators, international publishers are made whenever necessary.
  6. Communicating with international publishers and rights agents on opportunities for rights sales, as well as meeting with them for international book fairs.
  7. Coordinating with international sales and marketing agencies that distribute our books in the US and the UK.
  8. Drafting book proposals, coordinating with marketing and finance departments to gather and present necessary information.
  9. Managing budgets and deadline schedules.
  10. Overseeing the creation of promotional materials and media plans by the marketing team and the Publishing Assistant.
  11. Planning book launches and overseeing their execution by the Publishing Assistant.
  12. Participating in book related fairs, festivals and conferences where the company is involved.
  13. Directly managing the Publishing Assistant.
  14. Reporting to Publishing Director of Karadi Tales Company.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  1. Professionals with 5-7 years relevant work experience and knowledge of children’s book publishing
  2. Well organised.
  3. Creative writing skills
  4. Knowledge of rights-selling.
  5. Knowledge of the market and the ability to identify new trends
  6. Excellent knowledge of editorial and commissioning processes
  7. Strong communication and negotiation skills – oral, written and presentational.
  8. Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  9. Positive attitude and ownership of work.
  10. Excellent attention to detail
  11. Experience in teaching or an educational environment would be an advantage.
  12. An avid reader of all genres of books – children and adult.
  13. Proactive and able to set priorities under pressure.
  14. Ability to work effectively with all levels of management.
  15. Strong PC, Mac, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet skills are required.
  16. Knowledge of design software would be an advantage.
  17. Knowledge of digital publishing.
  18. Knowledge of production and printing processes.

Please send in your CV/Resume to shobha@karaditales.com