Overview

Associate, Digital Content

Position Overview
The primary responsibility of the Digital Content Associate is to assist the Literacy Team in ensuring that kiswahili text for storybooks is added to the Literacy Cloud platform. This will include managing and tracking all steps in the process, including organizing adaptation workshops to version English text into kiswahili, inputting final text into the platform, working with copy editors, and making sure the appropriate quality reviews take place. The Associate will also contribute improvement suggestions to the Literacy Cloud interface to Literacy Cloud Manager, as discovered through their use of the platform. Other tasks related to the kiswahili content of Literacy Cloud may be included as necessary. The Digital Content Associate reports to the Literacy Cloud Manager, Tanzania.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Project manages the entire process necessary to input kiswahili text for a storybook on the Literacy Cloud.
    Organizes adaptation workshops to version English book titles into kiswahili in partnership with Book Publishing team, as necessary.
  • Inputs Kiswahili, ensuring correct line breaks, text size, and alignment.
  • Ensures kiswahili is reviewed by a copy editor/Quality Reading Material for review and approval, and tracks this process for each book.
  • Manages approval process and publishes each book upon approval.
  • Assists with other uploads (videos, resources, as needed). This may include coordinating subtitles for existing video content.
  • Makes recommendations to Literacy Cloud Manager, Tanzania for improvements to the Literacy Cloud platform.

Qualifications and Experience:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (in art, design, communications, education) or a related field
  • Experience with Adobe In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Experience with basic project management, such as tracking the process, following up on timelines, working with individuals to meet deadlines
  • Data entry experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously

Preferred:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the children’s book industry and quality children’s literature
  • Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead
  • To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic non-profit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker – not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
  • Room to Read is a child-safe organization; all personnel are expected to adhere to Room to Read’s Child protection policy and Code of conduct.

Location: Dar es Salaam

Tanzania – Main – Dar Es Salaam

To be successful at Room to Read, you will also:

Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration
Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled:

Closing Date 06 March, 2020

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About Room to Read Tanzania

ABOUT US
Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. Room to Read has benefited 16.8 million children across over 37,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.