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Production Design Assistant - RHCB

Production Design Assistant – Random House Children’s Books


The Random House Children’s Books art team is seeking a highly motivated, skilled individual with a desire to learn and contribute to the children’s book team in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.


The Production Design Assistant will assist the Art Director in the execution of all phases of backlist management, from reprints to backlist reissues, repackages and special projects. The position will expose the assistant to all phases of file preparation, layout adjustments, and text corrections, with an emphasis on color correction and digital pre-press file creation for all formats including picture books, novels, novelty books, chapter books, and activity books.



  1. Assists the Art Director with design-related tasks using InDesign, Acrobat, and Photoshop pre-press skills.
  2. Prepares press ready digital files, while maintaining production schedules and printer deadlines.
  3. Prepares Photoshop files and print-ready PDFs according to printer’s standards.



  • Strong Mac computer skills and technical knowledge, including a mastery of Adobe Suite’s current InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator programs
  • Knowledge of pre-press, 1-color and 4-color printing process, and PDF workflow
  • An affinity for and interest in systems and the technical skills required for preparing materials for print production
  • Highly organized, able to handle multiple tasks, to prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Strong attention to detail, quality and process
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and demonstrates an ability to ask for support or help
  • Hardworking, self-starting and collaborative
  • Highly resourceful and flexible problem solver


Salary for this position is $45,000. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with link to portfolio.



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: 174164

Date:  Oct 12, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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