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Junior Designer - Creative Marketing Services

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Date: Jan 8, 2018

Location: New York., NY, US, 10014

Status: Open Position

Company: Random House North America 

Requisition ID: 14190 

Penguin Random House is seeking a Junior Designer with a strong understanding of current trends in marketing and social media design to join our team! This role will conceptualize, design, and execute innovative marketing, publicity, and promotional projects under tight deadlines for multiple literary and commercial publishing imprints, including Penguin, Riverhead and Viking. This position is an excellent opportunity for an entry-level designer looking to be challenged and grow in a fast-paced publishing environment!


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Designing print and online advertisements and promotional materials, including back ads, shelf talkers, static and animated ads, printed postcards, posters, bookmarks, point-of-purchase displays, and html e-cards.
  2. Creating dynamic and shareable pieces, which include videos, animated gifs, styled photos and striking designs, for a variety of social media platforms.
  3. Creating visual presentations for seasonal sales conferences, advertising campaigns, author meetings, and agent meetings.
  4. Preparing designed files for printing, with an understanding of the crucial difference between online and print pieces.
  5. Distributing mechanicals to appropriate individuals and ensuring they are routed in a timely manner.
  6. Working with Editors, Publishers, and Art Directors from concept stage to finished, printed product.
  7. Communicating between the Marketing, Editorial, Managing Editorial, Copyediting, Publicity, and Production departments.
  8. Pulling ad copy from an internal database.
  9. Collaborating with vendors and media contacts.
  10. Researching new platforms and presenting new ideas to the group.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of six months’ design experience
  • Previous design internship is strongly preferred
  • Genuine interest in the book publishing industry
  • Proven ability to create and revise designs under tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of color principles as applied to print color correction and design
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of File Maker Pro and Microsoft Word, including PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Dreamweaver, and basic HTML coding preferred

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your résumé 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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