Studio Assistant, Crown Illustrated Art

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 29985 

Studio Assistant, Crown Illustrated Art Department

Clarkson Potter is the only dedicated lifestyle group within Penguin Random House. Founded in 1959, we are home to a community of award-winning and bestselling chefs, cooks, designers, artists, and writers—visionaries who seek to entertain, engage, and teach. Our diverse list is at once commercial and literary and includes cookbooks, illustrated gift books, and a growing line of paper products, such as journals, postcards, stationery, and games. 

We are looking for an Assistant to support the art department that works on the 4-color illustrated books and gift products for the Crown Illustrated titles. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in learning about the inner-workings of a talented and fast-paced art department in a large publishing house.


  • Provide administrative support to the Art Department as needed
  • Coordinates internal and external uploading of all covers to internal database
  • Identifies, disseminates and polices upcoming visual deadlines to the team
  • Maintains and manages database
  • Maintains vendor contact information
  • Coordinates, schedules and takes meeting minutes for weekly cover meetings
  • Creates, processes and files all contracts
  • Liaises with and fields requests from other in-house departments and foreign publishers for all book and gift visuals
  • Creates purchase orders and processes invoices
  • Creates physical mock-ups of books and gift products for Sales and Marketing use
  • Processes receipts for internal spending
  • Sends proofs and books to artists and designers
  • Create cover mock-ups for designers
  • Orders art supplies
  • Clears cover rights with stock agencies and freelance designers


  • Minimum of 1 year prior office experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Great time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive and able to provide timely follow through on projects
  • Basic understanding of Acrobat, InDesign and Photoshop is a plus
  • Knowledge of FileMaker Pro a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Salary for this position is $40,000.  Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process.


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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