Junior Designer - Penguin Young Readers

The Marketing team at Penguin Young Readers is seeking a Junior Designer to join their team! In this role, you will support the Assistant Art Director on marketing, sales, and publicity collateral, aid with our digital and social media campaigns, and collaborate on high-profile branding and corporate initiatives. This position is ideal for a candidate looking to grow their design skills on a fast-paced design team, and is interested in learning about major global brands and licenses, such as the New York Times bestselling Who HQ® series, The Last Kids On Earth, and Roald Dahl.



  1. Collaborate with the Assistant Art Director and the design team on new ideas and projects for retail outlets, schools and libraries, and social media campaigns.
  2. Provide administrative support to the Art Director, including archiving files and departmental tasks.
  3. Design a wide range of high-quality marketing and sales pieces including bookmarks, pins, school kits, and advertisements for print and online, all while maintaining brand identities and style guides.
  4. Assist in creating brand marketing projects for some of the biggest licensing titles in the young readers market.
  5. Act as a liaison alongside the Assistant Art Director between various publishing imprints and the marketing department.
  6. Help to brainstorm and develop fresh advertising campaigns centered around our hottest new titles, as well as some of our longstanding Penguin classics.
  7. Keeping up-to-date with design trends and marketing news.


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of six months’ design experience to be considered at the Junior Designer level
  • Expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Working knowledge of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro a plus
  • HTML experience a plus
  • A digital portfolio showcasing a strong knowledge of typography and design
  • Ability to work on and manage multiple projects simultaneously under extremely tight deadlines, with a willingness to receive direction and adapt quickly
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in children’s, middle grade and young adult literature and trends


To apply, please submit your portfolio, resume, and cover letter with salary requirements. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 


Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 101301

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Date:  Dec 23, 2020

NEW YORK, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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