Senior Designer, Trade Marketing - Random House Children's Books

Senior Designer of Picture & Board Books, Trade Marketing - Random House Children’s Books


Random House Children's Books (RHCB) seeks a Marketing Senior Designer to join their Trade Marketing team. This position reports to the Senior Art Director, Trade Marketing.


The RHCB Trade Marketing Design team is a small and dedicated team. Our work supports the sales efforts of many high-profile books for young readers across all ages and formats. We are passionate about designing campaigns that defy conventional book marketing and look to expand a book’s narrative beyond its jacket design by drawing influences from current pop culture and visual trends. We are always looking to draw new readers to our books by creating visuals that will appeal to a broad audience. We love what we do and enjoy working with each other!


This role will require you to utilize many different resources to help influence your design and we’re always focusing on the product’s intended customer base, whilst simultaneously looking to attract newer customers. Given our strong presence in the market, we’re searching for someone whose attention to detail and organizational skills are at the forefront, in addition to the actual visuals you’ll design.




  • Design Lead and Key title campaigns focusing on Picture & Board books including print and digital marketing materials to support marketing efforts, including advertising, activity kits, merchandising/POP materials, mailings, short form video, and social media assets
  • Generate fresh concepts for campaigns in support of our books
  • Ensure campaign consistency across various Marketing channel projects
  • Create and/or edit animated social assets and videos
  • Manage and delegate design work to out-of-house freelance talent as needed
  • Develop campaign visuals from concept to final production for Picture & Board Books
  • Prep files for final printed or digital release
  • Work closely with Trade Marketing, Digital Marketing, School & Library Marketing, Show Marketing, and Publicity staff on submitted projects, including routing passes and maintaining consistency across all channels
  • Work closely with Book Design staff to gather most up-to-date assets and with Production staff to ensure all projects are on spec
  • Manage Print project templates library




  • 5–7 years marketing design experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and After Effects) and Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with 4 color printing/pre-press file preparation and motion graphics in short form video
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize, and can work independently as well as in a team
  • Strong sense of urgency and the ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Excellent organizational, computer, and communication skills (required)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Portfolio link or PDF must be submitted with cover letter


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



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 89663


Date:  Oct 8, 2020

New York, NY, US, 10019

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

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