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Junior Designer, Berkley Creative Marketing Services (Open to Remote)

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 Junior Designer to join a fast-paced and innovative Creative Marketing Services team, working primarily on the Berkley imprint. Berkley leads the way in publishing commercial fiction, including OwnVoices novels, thrillers, rom-coms, women’s fiction, historical fiction, horror, and more. Some of the authors we’re proud to publish include Jasmine Guillory, Mark Greaney, Christine Feehan, Chanel Cleeton, Emily Henry, Ann Rule, Nalini Singh, Grady Hendrix—the list goes on. 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.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Conceptualizing and designing digital and print ad campaigns as well as promotional materials for assigned titles, including but not limited to cover animations/animated gifs and other videos, social media images, lifestyle photos, original illustrations, e-cards, website assets, postcards, bookmarks, book mockups, displays.
  2. Working closely with the Art Director to refine designs and copy, incorporate feedback, and route work to internal departments.
  3. Photo researching, as well as retouching and color correction of images.
  4. Designing presentations for sales conferences and author and agent meetings.
  5. Creating lifestyle images and product shots in Photoshop. 
  6. Keeping up to date on design trends and marketing news and participating in group brainstorms and discussions.
  7. Submitting pixel-perfect, typo-free designs to traffickers, media partners, printers, and vendors.


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of six months’ design experience as a staff designer, design intern, or related freelance work
  • Publishing experience not required, but must love books!   
  • Excellent design ability, including strong type design, 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 under tight deadlines
  • 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
  • Knowledge of HTML, HTML5, Google Web Designer, and Adobe Dreamweaver a plus
  • Illustration ability a plus


The salary for this position is $50,000. Please apply using our online application process, and please include a link to your portfolio with your résumé.



Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

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 300 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: 256665

Date:  Jan 18, 2023

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Media Publishing, Web Design, Graphic Design, Advertising, Publishing, Creative, Marketing

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