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Date: Jan 29, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

year: 2018

Company: Random House North America 

Requisition ID: 14808 

We are looking for an Assistant to support the Associate Director, Creative Services and the Putnam Art Department. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in learning about the inner-workings of a fast-paced art department in a large publishing house!


Specifically, the Art Department Assistant:


  1. Ensures all art and design rights for each title have been licensed/cleared for use in all formats & editions before use.
  2. Fields and responds to internal requests for cover/jacket printout and files.
  3. Coordinates uploading of covers to internal database.
  4. Prepares for weekly cover department meetings (scheduling meetings, creating presentations, taking notes, etc.)
  5. Processes invoices and files cover proofs.
  6. Supports designers by putting together cover mechanicals.
  7. Aids designers with obtaining hi-resolution images.
  8. Provides administrative support to Associate Director, Creative Services and Art Directors as needed.


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:


  • Working knowledge of Mac platform
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Previous related internship preferred


Salary for this position is $40,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opportunity.


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.

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