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Art Director, Del Rey

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 11-03-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Art Director – Del Rey

We are seeking an Art Director who will be responsible for managing and creating distinctive book covers for our Del Rey imprint. Del Rey is one of the world's foremost publishers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction, as well as media and pop culture titles.

In this role you will develop and oversee art and design of a portion of the Del Rey list, and have a minimum of three years art directing experience, preferably in book publishing. You should have a strong interest and familiarity with the world of science fiction and fantasy fiction, and a portfolio of work that includes samples of relevant work. Experience commissioning artwork from freelance illustrators and designers is essential. You must be fully versed in the Adobe Suite with experience in digital prepress.

Specifically, the Art Director will:
• Art Direct, design, assign, and manage a list of 8 to 12 titles a season from concept to finished book jacket or cover.
• Commissions and directs freelance illustrators and photographers to produce cover art.
• Prepare mechanicals from creation to final product, including: setting up templates, designing layouts and choosing typography, etc.
• Oversees trafficking of freelanced projects and maintains design schedules and databases.
• Maintains expert knowledge of design trends, best practices, and systems/applications to ensure high quality designs.

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:
• Strong interest and familiarity with the world of science fiction and fantasy is essential
• Minimum of 7 years of experience in publishing or similar industry with 3 years of art directing
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator)
• Highly creative, with evidence of fine design sense and typography sensitivity
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects while adhering to tight deadlines within a fast-paced environment
• Working collaboratively with all members of the team from concept to finish

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rvoz80-34-207-247-69-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Penguin Random House

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.