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Junior Designer- Random House

Junior Designer / Random House-—Harmony/Rodale


The Random House Publishing Group is seeking a Junior Designer to join their talented team of design professionals. In this role, you will work closely with Art Director on book cover designs for the Harmony Books and Rodale Books imprints. Harmony Books publishes nonfiction books on wellness, psychology, science, and inspiration written by the most distinguished authorities, journalists, doctors, and scientists in their fields. Rodale Books publishes nonfiction by cutting-edge experts and innovators in the fields of health and fitness, self-improvement, career, relationships, parenting, spirituality, cooking, and lifestyle.



The Essentials:


The Junior Designer will report to the Art Director and provide a wide range of design and administrative support, as well as begin designing their own covers. The role requires a combination of excellent skills in the areas of design/typography, problem-solving, organization, and ability to communicate across various departments. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a desire to learn the process of creating book covers and become familiar with the overall publishing process. 



Specific responsibilities include:


  1. Designing and routing jacket and cover mechanicals (layout design), and seeing through to production stage
  2. Designing original covers and jackets
  3. Preparing files, reviewing and correcting proofs with the assistance of senior staff
  4. Making reprint corrections
  5. Assisting with image research and licensing
  6. Converting hardcover designs to paperback format
  7. Fielding interdepartmental requests
  8. Keeping track of deadlines and budgets and updating database with book-related details
  9. Communicating with editors, production editors, freelancers, and external departments


With this in mind, to be successful in this role we feel that you’ll need to have:


  • 1-3 years of professional design experience
  • Genuine interest in book cover design
  • Strong skillset in design and typography
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat) on Mac platform
  • Ability to work independently and communicate effectively (verbal/written)
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment
  • Experience preparing files for digital and print output
  • Retouching and color correcting skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Familiarity with design trends and commercial market
  • Familiarity with and/or interest in prescriptive health/wellness genre
  • Familiarity with Procreate (preferred)
  • Illustration ability (preferred)




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: 164621

Date:  Sep 2, 2021

New York City, NY, US, 10019

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

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