Designer, Random House

Designer, Random House Publishing Group

Random House is the proud home of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators. Our imprints include Ballantine, Bantam, Delacorte, Del Rey, The Dial Press, The Modern Library, Random House, One World, Hogarth, Crown, Currency, Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, Harmony, Rodale, Convergent, WaterBrook, and Multnomah


Random House is seeking a Designer to join the Art Department. This position requires strong design skills, creativity, passion, and a love of books. The designer will create hardcover book jackets and paperback covers for a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction titles, and will collaborate with the editorial, managing editorial and production departments. This is an amazing opportunity to join an innovative art department and work with the renowned titles of Random House


The Role:

  • Design covers, jackets, and mechanicals
  • Work closely with supervising art directors, and editorial staff
  • Designing mechanicals, trafficking work, and preparing print ready digital files


The Essentials:

Strong design skills and computer/technical knowledge with an awareness of current design trends, capable of preparing presentation materials, maintaining high production standards, and keep to schedules and budgets


  • Proficient knowledge of the MAC platform and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Good communcation skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Timely follow-up skills with the design team and other departments and able to organize and review multiple projects in a fast-paced and details-focused environment
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal & written.
  • Avid readers and book lovers are a plus, but not a requirement


Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please include your cover letter and resume, and attach a copy or embed a link of your design portfolio in our application system.



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 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 110922

110922Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Nov 18, 2020

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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