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Designer - Creative Marketing Services

*Open to remote candidates*


Are you a fan of great design and great books? Are you a highly creative individual who wants to bring innovative designs to book publishing social media content, advertising, and promotions? We have the perfect job for you! 


Penguin Random House is seeking a Designer to join a fast-paced and innovative Creative Marketing Services team, working primarily on the Berkley imprint. The Designer will have the opportunity to create marketing materials on a wide array of genres and titles, including commercial fiction, historical fiction, romance, thriller, horror, true crime, and a healthy backlist of classics like Animal Farm, 1984, and The Godfather. Berkley leads the way in inclusive rom-coms, with a focus on publishing a diverse catalog of titles with fresh covers and perspectives that reflect our readership. Our extensive list of bestselling authors include Emily Henry, Jasmine Guillory, Jayne Ann Krentz, Nalini Singh, Mark Greaney, Frank Herbert, William Gibson, Christine Feehan, Charlaine Harris, Grady Hendrix, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Liane Moriarty. 


This role will work closely with marketers and art directors to brainstorm and create marketing, publicity, and promotional materials and will have opportunities to work on special team projects and conceive independent projects. 


Check out our Instagram pages to see examples of the types of projects our team creates for social media: and And for a snapshot into the Berkley imprint, visit: and


Specific responsibilities include: 

  1. Conceptualizing and designing digital and print ad campaigns as well as promotional materials, including but not limited to: social media images, cover animations/animated gifs and other short form videos, photos, original illustrations, e-cards, website assets, postcards, bookmarks, and galley back covers. 
  2. Tackling a high volume of rush projects for titles across the imprint
  3. Taking a leadership role within the team, serving as a mentor and point of contact for junior staff 
  4. Working closely with team leadership to refine designs and copy, incorporate feedback, and route work to internal departments. 
  5. Photo researching, as well as retouching and color correction of images. 
  6. Creating lifestyle images and product shots in Photoshop for social media and retailer feeds. 
  7. Designing presentations for sales conferences and author and agent meetings. 
  8. Keeping up to date on design trends and marketing news and participating in group brainstorms and discussions. 
  9. Submitting pixel-perfect, typo-free designs to traffickers, media partners, printers, and vendors. 


Please apply if you meet the following requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years' design experience as a staff designer or related freelance work  
  • Publishing experience not required, but must love books!   
  • Excellent design ability, including strong type design and layout, as demonstrated by a stellar portfolio  
  • Proven self-starter with strong task management skills and attention to detail 
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to communicate, problem solve creatively, and collaborate well with internal and external partners, incorporating various stakeholders’ feedback under tight deadlines 
  • Ability to create across a wide range of aesthetics, audiences, and project types  
  • Flexible, inquisitive, and eager to learn 
  • Experience with color correction, color theory, retouching, and preparing files for output,  
  • both digital and print 
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere 
  • Photography skills and knowledge of social media a plus 
  • Knowledge of HTML, HTML5, Google Web Designer, and Adobe Dreamweaver a plus 
  • Illustration ability a plus  


Please apply using our online application process, and please include your résumé, a link to your portfolio, and a cover letter with salary requirements.


Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off. 


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 

City: New York City 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 168090

Date:  Sep 1, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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