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Designer, Penguin Press

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 03-22-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Penguin Press is dedicated to publishing quality nonfiction and literary fiction. The imprint publishes a diverse list of historians, scientists, novelists, politicians, poets, artists, photographers, and some of the most respected thinkers in the world, including: Ron Chernow, Michael Pollan, Zadie Smith, Rick Rubin, Mary Oliver, Thomas Pynchon, Ocean Vuong, Dan Barber, Ottessa Moshfegh, Maira Kalman, Celeste Ng, Mark Harris, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Steve Coll, Franklin Foer, William Finnegan, Nate Silver, Alice Waters and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Penguin Random House is seeking a Designer to join the Penguin Press art department. In this role, you will be responsible for assisting in the design of hardcover jackets and paperback covers. The Designer will work closely the art director and design staff in the preparation and routing mechanicals, and readying them for printing

purposes. This position will also coordinate with the editorial, managing editorial, and production departments in order to facilitate this process.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Designing and routing jacket and cover mechanicals (layout design), and seeing through to production stage
• Designing original covers and jackets
• Preparing files, reviewing and correcting proofs with the assistance of senior staff
• Making reprint corrections
• Converting hardcover designs to paperback format
• Fielding interdepartmental requests
• Communicating with editors, production editors, freelancers, and external departments

With this in mind, to be successful in this role we feel that you'll need to have:
• 1-3 years of professional design experience
• Genuine interest in book cover design
• Strong skillset in design and typography
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat) on Mac platform
• Ability to work independently and communicate effectively (verbal/written)
• Ability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment
• Experience preparing files for digital and print output
• Retouching and color correcting skills
• Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

The salary for this position is $63,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and portfolio.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

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-rbz2zx-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $63,000 Per Year ($ USD)
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.