Job Posting & Application: Dial-A-Story Content Developer

Applications for this position are no longer being accepted.

The Galecia Group is seeking a Library Dial-A-Story Content Developer to help curate stories for our new Library Dial-A-Story service. Library Dial-A-Story allows kids in homes without smartphones or broadband to access library-provided content from a conventional mobile phone or landline.

The Library Dial-A-Story Content Developer will be responsible for:

  • reviewing online archives of public domain children's stories to find stories suitable for today.
  • working with publishers to secure Library Dial-A-Story licensing for modern stories.
  • producing audio recordings of stories and uploading them to our Library Dial-A-Story system.
  • copy-editing story transcripts for our printable Library Dial-A-Story "Read-Along Guides."
  • surveying libraries to determine what children's stories are most popular.

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with basic concepts of US copyright law and the public domain
  • Previous use of ANY website content management system (Drupal, WordPress, etc.) OR familiarity with basic HTML5/CSS3
  • Ability to effectively communicate via email, phone, online chat, and video-conference with technical colleagues, translators, and other library staff
  • Sensitivity to cultural and social issues in children's fiction and society

Ideal qualifications:

  • Familiarity with basic digital audio production (e.g., recording a voice memo on your phone)
  • Familiarity with Librivox and/or The Internet Archive
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish

Working environment:

  • This will be a part-time contractor (1099) position, working remotely from anywhere in the United States, for an estimated 6 to 10 hours per week.
  • Meetings can be scheduled flexibly to accommodate any US time zone.
  • Contractor will be responsible for providing their own computer, telephone, and Internet access.
  • The Galecia Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation:

$25/hour