Navayana is looking for an editor.
Applicants must be well-read in matters related to caste and the dalit movement. In the least, they must be familiar with Dr Ambedkar’s key writings. Gandhians need not apply. Familiarity with Navayana’s books and work is expected. Prior experience in publishing will be a plus. Pay will be commensurate with abilities and experience, but will not be on a par with what commercial/trade publishing offers.
Working with Navayana will be challenging and rewarding. The editor will gain in-depth experience on issues of caste, and get to know the workings of independent publishing, quality book production, design and marketing. All this with the opportunity to work with a range of authors and creators: B.R. Ambekdar, N.D. Rajkumar, Durgabai Vyam, Premanand Gajvee, Meena Kandasamy, Ajay Navaria, Arundhati Roy, Venkat Raman Singh Shyam , Siddalingaiah, Jeremy Seabrook, Kancha Ilaiah and Slavoj Žižek, among others. (And yes, you’ll endear yourself if you cared about the caron ˇ or háček on Žižek’s ž’s, or if you pick one proof mistake in this copy.)
Preference will be given to Dalit candidates and beefeaters. The job, to be based in New Delhi, will involve extensive research, fact-checking, and maintaining an eagle eye for errors.
If you think you tick many of these boxes, send in your case (to email@example.com) along with a list of the last five books read, and the books you are currently reading, with a brief note on each of these books.
Last date for applications: 10 Sept 2013