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Date: Mar 13, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Year: 2018

Company: Random House North America 

Requisition ID: 16747 

We are looking for an Assistant to support the art department that works on titles for our Riverhead, Putnam, Portfolio/Sentinel, TarcherPerigee, and Avery imprints. 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. Provides administrative support to the Art Manager and art department as needed.
  2. Ensures all art and design rights for each title have been licensed/cleared for use in all formats & editions.
  3. Coordinates internal and external uploading of all covers to internal database.
  4. Collects and verifies art and design sources for each title.
  5. Manages the internal and external release of covers/jacket design files and billing for foreign adaptation rights.
  6. Fields requests from other in-house departments for cover and jacket files.
  7. Codes and processes invoices and maintains records of budget.
  8. Researches and verifies permissions information for backlist titles.
  9. Assists staff designers with various tasks such as obtaining hi-resolution images, art/photo research, cover reprint changes.


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 6 months of prior office experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive and able to provide timely follow through on projects
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge of Mac platform and Adobe Creative Suite


Salary for this position is $40,000. 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.


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