Wednesday, 23 December 2009

PG Certificate Course in Editing and Publishing 2010 List of Selected Candidates

1 Rashi Ravi Ganguly
2 Nayantara Majumdar
3 Gargi Mandal
4 Soumanetra Basu
5 Priyanka Chakraborty
6 Swatee Sinha
7 Amrita Bandopadhyay
8 Arnab Banerjee
9 Sion Choudhury
10 Bimbabati Sen
11 Avishek Parui
12 Anurima Sen
13 Suchismita Bose
14 Surojoy Gupta
15 Athena Mondal
16 Parameshwari Sircar
17 Pallavika Ghising
18 Sayantanee Ghosh
19 Darshana Ghose
20 Anukta Ghosh
21 Asmita Mahapatra
22 Prayag Ray
23 Shelly Roy Choudhury
24 Priyanka Saha
25 Sunayani Bhattacharya
26 Pratik K. Bose
27 Amrita Chakraborty
28 Somerita Banerjee

Waiting List
29 Doel Bose
30 Shubhasree Deb
31 Aatreyee Guha Thakurta
32 Debarati Dutta
33 Uttaran Das Gupta
34 Tanaya Bose

Selected candidates are to report for registration and payment of course fee according to the following schedule:

Monday, January 4, 2010. Time: 6 p.m. in the Audio-Visual Room, Department of English, UG Arts Building (1st floor), Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032

The course fee of Rs 6,000 is to be paid at the time of registration by cash or demand draft or banker’s cheque payable in Kolkata, made out to the ‘School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University’. Personal cheques payable in Kolkata will be accepted, but if payment is refused, the fee will have to be paid in cash with an additional amount of Rs 100. Outstation cheques will not be accepted.
Selected candidates are required to produce original graduation certificates and mark-sheets on the day of admission.

Abhijit Gupta
Rimi B. Chatterjee

Monday, 9 November 2009

Editpub course 2010

Applications are invited from Honours Graduates in any discipline for a PG Certificate Course in Editing and Publishing to be conducted by the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, from 4 January to 9 April 2010. Classes will normally be held four days a week from 6-8 p.m. Applicants have to appear for a screening test on 21 December 2009, at 5 p.m., to be held on the first floor of the UG Arts Building. Course fee: Rs 6,000. Applications may be made on plain paper or by email to, addressed to the Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records. Paper applications should be submitted to the School of Cultural Texts and Records, (UG Arts/ Science Building, 3rd floor, near Film Studies Department) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on working days. Last date for receipt of applications: 18 December 2009. Photocopies of graduation certificate and mark-sheets must be produced on the day of screening test.

Sukanta Chaudhuri
Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records
Jadavpur University

9 November 2009

Commented applications will not be accepted.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Some Job Openings

A couple of large publishers have asked me in confidence if any prospective hires are available for entry-level editing jobs, full-time, Delhi-based. I'm writing to ask if any of you ex-editpubbers are still available and willing to relocate. If so, write to me at rimibchatterjee AT gmail,com (replace the comma with a fullstop) and I will give you the details.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Opening for the post of a lexicographer

Wordster Inc., an online dictionary company, is looking for lexicographers.

Required qualifications: A post graduate degree in English/Comparative Literature/Linguistics from a reputed university.

The position is in Kolkata.

Interested candidates may please get in touch with Prajnaparamita Padhi at .

Monday, 20 July 2009

Recruitment of Junior Editor for E-learning

Knowledge Factor Inc. is looking for a junior editor for its Indian operations. It is a is a Denver, CO, USA based company involved in developing e-Learning material for the US market. Knowledge Factor has set up operations in Kolkata, India, to service the domestic market with its patented academic methodology that enables a learner to attain Mastery over the subject.

The initial activities will be based on engineering and management subjects. The Subject Matter Experts will develop the content for this purpose.

We require the services of a full-time Editor to handle the material produced by the SMEs.

We request you to kindly refer eligible candidates to us for this position through email.

Yours sincerely,

K K Sengupta
Knowledge Factor
Tower II, Infinity, Sector V, Salt Lake 700091
+91 9830005445

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Jobs at Pearson

Pearson Education India is looking to recruit the following personnel with the prerequisites detailed below:

Marketing Coordinator- Higher Education Delhi

Job Description:
- Creation of effective sales tools like Subject wise Catalogues, Cluster posters, book marks etc.
- Assist with departmental reports (title count, comping analysis etc.)
- Assist in the collection, development, management and timely dissemination of product information to both internal and external customers
- Maintain databases of selected reviewers and enlist their service in marketing review projects.
- Collaborate, plan, organize and participate in events, seminars and conferences;
- Day-to-day support of marketing department, creating frontlist P&L’s, title creation etc.Coordinate projects with other departments.

Assistant / Associate Development Editor- School Division Chennai
Subject: Maths, Science (Environmental studies) and English
Levels- Primary Pre Primary, Middle Secondary and Sr. secondary

Job Description:
- To ensure the efficient and timely publication of school books so as to make the best use of Pearson Education’s resources in producing a high quality product with author and customer satisfaction.

- To copyedit and prepare manuscripts for handover to the PE

- To proof read text accurately, working with freelance proof readers when necessary, and ensure that the highest quality of work is maintained.

- Liaising with authors on editorial matters as and when required.

- To assist in drafting and sending copyright letters

- To assist in doing picture research and preparing artist brief

- To assist CEs in preparing competition analysis

Tele Sales Executive- Higher Education Division- Delhi

Job Description:
- Candidate should be very fluent in English (written and verbal).
- Should have good and error free typing speed.
- Should be able to handle sales related queries.
- Good at coordination; as one needs to be in touch with sales team.

Editorial Coordinator- School Division –Delhi

Job Description:
- To prepare and update reports
- To create and update author and reviewer database on regular basis
- To send the BPF for all the leads generated in CAMP
- To maintain and update syllabi bank
- To coordinate among editors for meetings and circulate the minutes of the meetings
- To maintain project files in consultation with CEs
- To coordinate with Rights (for e-files), and Accounts Departments (for cheques to reviewers/vendors and dispatching them)
- To maintain records for travel approval form, call reports, and P&Ls
- To maintain and update the records of POs and bills
- To update the pub schedule every week (Friday) and circulate it to all concerned
- To coordinate with the editors for timely generation of NBIs and order forms and maintain their database

Assistant or Associate Production Editor - Higher Education Division- Delhi

Job Description:
- To be finally responsible for delivering print ready files, complete in all respects, as per the schedule drawn in consultation with the Publishing Manager.
- To ensure print ready files for processing covers for all books.
- To adhere strictly to quality checks at each stage of prepress processes.
- To visualize the final product, and coordinate with authors and vendors.
- To post status report with respect to project editors with vendors.
- To interact closely with commissioning editors, development editors and production manufacturing.
- Ability to keep to schedules.
- Ability to liaise with all departments.

Associate Commissioning Editor- Higher Education- Chennai
Subject: Business and Economics

Job Description:
- To commission and publish a portfolio of distinctive textbooks and innovative media products in Pearson Education’s well-established Business and Economics textbook programme.
- You will be responsible for managing a significant product portfolio and the development of new books and electronic media publishing in established areas of the list.
- You will develop a clear understanding of the B&E markets while building strong relationships with Sales, Marketing and Product Development in order to harness all of Pearson Education’s expertise.
- Agree a publishing plan and commissioning priorities with the Product Development Team.

- Achieve signings targets in line with the publishing plan.

- Work with Marketing and Sales teams to achieve sales targets.

- Work with authors and colleagues to ensure high quality and timely publications.

- Work with Editorial, Online Development and Custom colleagues to develop and deliver high quality, timely media and custom-published products and services.

Please send the CVs to only. Interested Candidates can apply for these positions latest by June 12, 2009.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Vacancy at The Telegraph

If anyone’s interested, there’s a vacancy at the Edit department of The Telegraph

Location: Kolkata.

Qualifications they desire: Post graduate in Social Sciences/English, preferably a first class.

Mail your CVs to