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Date: Jan 10, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 14265 

The Penguin Young Readers group is looking for a Designer who will be responsible for designing and managing approximately 25 children’s books per year for newly-launched Penguin Workshop.


This imprint publishes approximately 150 titles a year, creating every kind of children’s book for every kind of child. Focused on ages 0-12, they offer middle grade fiction, original paperback series, leveled readers, nonfiction, and licenses to captivate even the most reluctant of readers.


In addition to best-selling chapter books, award-winning Readers, and the ever-popular Mad Libs, the group expands in-house brands including The Little Engine That Could, The World of Eric Carle, and Llama Llama, and continues the legacy of Beatrix Potter. They are leaders in the nonfiction market with their Who Was? program and work with top licensors on media tie-in publishing.


Specifically, the Designer:

  1. Designs and manages all stages of book production – for both covers and interiors – for 25-3- children’s books per year.  Responsibilities include trafficking material for approval, maintaining schedules, and preparing files for output. 
  2. Works collaboratively with all members of the team.
  3. Effectively communicates with artists and agents.
  4. Maintains and strictly adheres to production schedules.
  5. Remains current on art, design, and publishing trends.
  6. Takes a creative lead by bringing new ideas as well as expertise to the design team.
  7. Assists the Senior Art Director as needed.
  8. Works with other in-house departments to ensure materials requests are met in a timely and effective manner.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of book design experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to manage competing priorities while adhering to deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Suite programs, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Interest in video games, comic books, and children’s animation genres, a plus



Please provide a resume, cover letter, and portfolio link/sample 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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