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Junior Designer/Designer - (Open to remote)

Penguin Random House is seeking a Junior Designer/Designer to join its Illustrated Gift program at the industry-leading Clarkson Potter imprint. Clarkson Potter is renowned for its publishing within the food & drink, design, gift, wellness, and pop culture space; collaborating with authors and licensors such as Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, Eric Carle, Richard Scarry, Moorea Seal, Amanda Gorman, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the Smithsonian, among others. 


The Role: 


  • Designing eye-catching and unique packages across a variety of content and formats; including but not limited to puzzles, games, journals, small gift books, and card decks. 
  • Working closely with editors, art directors, and production staff on full package designs from concept to approval. 
  • Preparing mechanical files for production and review, and correct proofs and printer mockups. 
  • Some light retouching, color correction, and other prepress production work is required. 
  • Strict adherence to schedules and the flexibility to respond to critiques in a timely manner. 
  • Partnering with art directors and project teams to communicate progress on projects. 
  • Communicating feedback to freelance designers and illustrators, and helping to manage freelance workflow: sharing freelance design and illustration work with art directors and editors, etc. 
  • Participating in product research and development. 

The Essentials: 


  • Candidates for Junior Designer will have a minimum of 1 year design experience in a publishing or print-media design department--preferably with hands-on experience in longform design. Designer candidates will have at least 2 years of similar design experience. 
  • The ability to design conceptual and on-trend packages, work with existing brand assets, and iterate within branding guidelines to create asset extensions. 
  • Experience working with printer die-lines and templates. 
  • Strong typographical design sense 
  • Proficient knowledge of the MAC platform and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat). 
  • Familiarity with using InDesign style sheets, master pages, Pantone Matching System, and general pre-press design-related production knowledge, such as pre-flighting. 
  • Ability to apply organizational methods and strategies to meet deadlines. 
  • Timely follow-up skills with the design team and other departments, and the ablity to coordinate and review multiple projects in a fast-paced and detailed-focused environment. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills  

Additional skills/interests: 


  • A desire to work in a highly collaborative environment. 
  • Interest in working on a wide variety of licensed and authored projects, both Children’s and Adult. 
  • Interest in working with illustration.  
  • Interest in working on both commercial and indie-styled projects. 


The salary for the Junior Designer is $53,000 and the salary as a Designer is $63,000.  All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. 



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<>

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Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 271575

Date:  Jul 18, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Media Publishing, Branding, Graphic Design, R&D, Publishing, Marketing, Creative, Research

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