Senior UX Designer, Corporate Design

The Corporate Design team of Penguin Random House is looking for a self-motivated and organized user-experience (UX) Senior Designer to join our highly collaborative group.

We are a small and experienced application design team dedicated to analyzing, designing and developing B2B sites and internal applications aimed at publishing and its customers. We work with multiple internal business clients and developers in creating a consistent model of user experience and user interface for Penguin Random House.You will join our UX team and be responsible for managing two direct reports, supervising the ongoing UX projects and coordinating the UX design team, translating business requirements, workflow analysis, and research into sitemaps, wireframes, prototypes, and technical specifications for internal applications, tools, and B2B websites.  

Reporting into the Senior Art Director of Application Design, you will work closely with interdisciplinary teams, through Agile work methodologies and remote settings, to gather and understand business strategies and user needs, and to translate these into design solutions in concert with the senior UX-UI team leadership.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise the in-progress UX design work, report to supervisor, and allocate resources as needed.
  2. Develop UX methodology and guide team to best practices.
  3. Review UX specs and help build a unified design system and proper hand-off to developers
  4. Research and analyze content, workflow, and usage patterns through audits, interviews, and testing, and translate it all into information architecture models, user flows, site maps, and prototypes.
  5. Develop technical documentation that articulates functionality to developers.
  6. Contribute to quality assurance (QA) testing on developing applications
  7. Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions, translating analysis into concepts, and concepts into intuitive user experiences. 
  8. Design wireframes based on user stories, user journeys, and deliver mockups optimized for mobile and desktop use.
  9. Conduct user research and usability testing and provide recommendations both in written and visual form.
  10. Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.
  11. Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs. 
  12. Clearly present research and designs to working teams and stakeholders. Explain and document design work and advocate for user needs.
  13. Support continuous improvement of UX strategies, tools, documentation and processes.
  14. Take smart risks and champion new ideas.


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years of UX design post-graduate experience.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience, in agency or similar, in designing solutions for complex and content-rich digital applications.
  • Experience with working directly with clients, auditing, and analyzing requirements, a plus.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to quickly, clearly, and effectively communicate design ideas and solutions to teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Expertise in UX and related software such as Sketch, Figma, InVision, JIRA, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
  • Basic HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript skills, and familiarity with WordPress, a plus.
  • Extensive experience in using UX best practices to design solutions.
  • A solid grasp on user testing methodologies, and usability standards.
  • Familiarity with Agile Design process, software, and methodologies
  • Open to feedback and constructive criticism
  • Strong interest in all things UX and other areas of design and innovation, knowledge in the industry's latest trends and technologies


Please apply using our online application process, and please include your résumé 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


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: 120363

120363Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Jan 13, 2021

NEW YORK, NY, US, 10019

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

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