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Date: May 16, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 19797 

Penguin Random House is seeking a well-organized Junior Designer to join our Berkley team. Supporting the Senior Art Director, this role will work on all stages of the book cover creation process from conception through design and proofing. This is a fantastic opportunity to tackle a wide range of responsibilities and create book covers for a variety of bestselling commercial fiction titles.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Managing and designing multiple cover projects by researching new ideas and trends, designing title fonts, and choosing color schemes.
  2. Setting up templates, designing layouts, routing materials within deadlines, gathering files for the printer, marking-up for the Production department, and checking color before final proofing.
  3. Preparing jacket, back cover, and original cover mechanicals from creation to final production.
  4. Archiving completed jobs to the server.
  5. Assisting the Senior Art Director with various tasks such as art and photo research.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of 6 months’ prior design experience
  • Strong knowledge and interest in typography, hand lettering experience a plus
  • Knowledge of printing, prepress file/art management and production
  • Highly creative thinker who is willing to explore multiple design options
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a deadline driven environment
  • Proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel


Please apply using our online application process, and please include your portfolio, resume, and cover letter with salary requirements. 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


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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