Software Engineer : (Digital Media Division)

Job Purpose - Participate in the design, development and maintenance of production systems for conversion of Book content into electronic formats to deliver quality projects on time and within the given budget.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaison with others in the team and department to deliver projects and support technical issues.

  • Maintain version control to ensure code quality, scalability and maintainability.

  • Maintain Content Management System.

  • Extensively work on epub, ebook creation.

  • Development and commissioning of new projects, as directed.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Graduation B.Tech/BE Computers/Graduation with computers/PG M.Sc. Computers/MCA

  • Version control and configuration management.

  • Experience developing web based and/or interactive media products.

  • Proper SDLC understanding.

  • Knowledge of Agile and test driven development methods.

  • Database Design experience.

  • Quality assurance.

  • Extensive experience with one or more of the following:
    • - VB.NET, C#.net, ASP.net
    • - IIS
    • - RAD tools like Macromedia Dreamweaver, XML Spy or similar XML editor
    • - RDBMS preferably Microsoft SQL server
    • - Javascripts, VBScript, Perl
    • - HTML, XHTML and CSS
    • - Open Packaging Format (ePub) and Kindle (Mobi) e-book development
    • - Interactive multimedia development with Flash

  • Excellent presentation and communication skill.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Initiative and resourcefulness

  • Candidates with knowledge of MAC OS, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesgin will be given added preference.

Picture Researcher : (Travel)

Job Purpose - To ensure, in consultation with Senior Picture Researcher and book team where appropriate, that projects are completed within budget and on schedule. To monitor and report on the progress of projects to the Senior Picture Researcher and ensure that the most efficient and cost effective service possible is provided.

Key Responsibilities

  • Inputting image information of all the agency images and DK images with restrictions on the on-line database. To complete entries in all respects after a batch of spreads has been sent to repro, which will ensure a much smoother sailing at the time of compiling acknowledgements.

  • Ensure all rights (including digital rights) and permissions are cleared, picture credits/acknowledgements compiled and that paperwork is properly organized as a permanent record.

  • Making and sending reproduction agreements to all the paid image sources at the end of each project. Ensuring that all the images have been included by crosschecking against records several times if need be. This is extremely important as the agreements are legal documents and any missing images can have serious implications.

  • To forward all invoices to Accounts for processing. Coordinating with Accounts on these and to make sure that the payments are being sent out to the beneficiaries in the stipulated two weeks time. Also, to let the agency know about the necessary details of the payment after it has been done. To intimate the agency of any delays beyond the stipulated two weeks time period. Sending a list of pending payments to Accounts and copying Senior Picture Researcher and Accounts Manager.

  • To prepare Picture Archival at the end of each project and send to London. Picture Archival to include
    a) reproduction rights agreements of all paid sources,
    b) email correspondence confirming permission to use and publishing rights for all the free sources, and
    c) a set of marked-up proofs of the book.

  • Keeping a track of the repro dates of the ongoing projects and making sure to get the marked-up copies of the spreads due for repro from the respective team designers. Very briefly going through the spreads with Senior Picture Researcher to make sure that the images being included in the repro batch have been fully cleared.

  • Ordering high-resolution images from agencies and forwarding them to the designers.

  • Recommending pictures to teams and ensuring that the most economical sources are used for each project.

  • Monitoring picture use in order to negotiate improved terms with suppliers.

  • Keeping up to date with new sources and collections.

  • Promoting the services of Picture Research and ensuring that designers are ‘educated’ in research practices. Balancing this with understanding the needs and perspective of the designers and team for image requirements.

  • Commissioned Photography organizing necessary permissions for the commissioned photographer and liaising between the photographers and the institutes to be photographed.

  • Ensuring that an advance copy of each book is marked up.

  • Sending agency picture spend updates after every two months for all the ongoing projects to the teams in Delhi and copying in HOD, Design managers, Senior Picture Researcher, Picture Researcher and the respective team members in the London office.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Graduate from recognized institute/university.

  • 2-3 years experience in related field.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to plan, monitor and control project costs for which you are responsible.

  • Ability to select and commission high-quality photographic work.

  • Ability to work efficiently and harmoniously with other members of the team.

  • Ability to liaise well with commissioned photographers and maintain schedules, give clear briefs and assess their work.

  • Ability to organise and maintain accurate records for all photographic material coming to and going out of the office.

  • Problem solving and analysis.

Apply with resume to jobs@dk.com mentioning the post applied for along with department preference
(DK Core, Travel, or Digital Media) in the subject.

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