Junior Designer, Berkley

Junior Designer – Berkley

Penguin Random House is seeking a Junior Designer to join our Berkley team. Supporting the Art Director(s), this role will work on all stages of the book cover creation process from conception through design and pre-press. This is a fantastic opportunity to create book covers for a variety of bestselling commercial fiction titles.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Manage and design multiple front covers and mechanicals.
  2. Support and work closely with the supervising Art Director(s) on various tasks such as research, layouts, and presentations.
  3. Partner and coordinate with other departments (editors, copy editors, production and prepress)
  4. Prepare print ready digital files.
  5. Maintain high production standards, meet deadlines, keep to budgets, and respond thoughtfully to feedback.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Strong layout and typography skills 
  • Proficiency with the MAC environment and the Adobe Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Passionate about book design, typography, color, and trends 
  • Very strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask and do timely follow-ups in a deadline driven environment
  • Highly creative thinker who is willing to explore a number of visual possibilities for every book cover, and enjoys problem solving: revisions are an opportunity to grow!
  • Highly organized and flexible 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Minimum of 6 months’ prior design experience, publishing experience a plus
  • Hand lettering and illustration skills are a plus
  • Knowledge of printing, prepress file/art management and production are a plus


Please apply using our online application process, and please include your portfolio, resume, and cover letter. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.


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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.


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: 125622

125622Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Feb 8, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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