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Junior Designer, Random House (Open to Remote)

Random House is seeking a Junior Designer to join our Advertising and Creative Operations department. This position requires strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work on a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment. The junior designer will be responsible for producing digital content to support marketing efforts across web, social, and email platforms, as well as designing and producing print and promotional items with a focus on the division’s backlist portfolio. This is an amazing opportunity to join an innovative integrated department and work with the renowned titles published by Random House.


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


The Role:

  • Conceptualizing and designing digital materials for our books across all imprints, including but not limited to Amazon A+, back of book ads, social media images, display ads, website assets, email creative, and book club kits, along with point-of-purchase displays, postcards, bookmarks, and other print collateral (*please note that this role will not be working on book cover design)
  • Have a strong interest in working on a wide variety of high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles, including illustrated titles like gift products and cookbooks
  • Working closely with the Art Directors and Marketers to refine designs, incorporate feedback, and route work to internal departments
  • Managing projects through a design request software: trafficking creative, plus preparing and releasing files to stakeholders
  • Remain current on art, design, and publishing trends


The Essentials:

  • Minimum of 1+ years experience as a staff designer in advertising preferred
  • A passion for design and typography—as demonstrated by your portfolio
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator—and the interest and ability to learn new systems and applications
  • Strong typography skills and knowledge of typesetting
  • Experience with preparing files for print: digital and offset
  • Proficient time-management and project-management skills: Timely follow-up skills with the marketing teams and other stakeholders, and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects in a fast-paced, details-focused, and deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, across email, direct messaging, and in meetings
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with the team when needed
  • A goal-oriented team player who can cultivate productive working relationships
  • Knowledge of animation and video editing (Adobe After Effects and Premiere) a plus


The salary for this position is $50,000. Please apply using our online application system and submit a link to your portfolio with your resume. 


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 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: 246221

Date:  Sep 7, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Media Publishing, Project Manager, Advertising, Graphic Design, Publishing, Technology, Marketing, Creative

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