Ad/Promo Designer-Viking/Penguin

Location
New York
Posted
Nov 29, 2012
Closes
Dec 29, 2012
Contact
Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
Do you love the counter displays near the cash register in bookstores? Wonder how an ad on a blog or in a magazine is made? Help create the marketing materials behind these campaigns and oversee the design process. Become a Designer for our Viking/Penguin Ad/Promo department!

The Designer:
1.Designs marketing and promotional materials under tight deadlines including online static and animated ads, as well as printed postcards, brochures, and point-of-purchase displays for Viking and Penguin imprints.
2.Performs photo retouching, color balance and adjusting for author photos and covers.
3.Works on Viking and Penguin catalog three times per year.
4.Executes large-scale page layout projects based on templates.
5.Prepares book cover mechanicals for creation of galleys and advanced reader copies.
6.Creates materials used at seasonal sales conferences, as well as custom presentations for author and agent meetings.
7.Develops creative marketing copy for promotional items and ads.
8.Sources vendors and coordinates with printers throughout production.
9.Participates in the creation of videos.

Requirements:
•4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
•Minimum of 2 years experience as a designer, preferably within the publishing field
•Ability to perform color correction and pre-press for print ads and promotional items
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Highly organized with strong attention to detail and multitasking skills with the ability to prioritize
•Thorough knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign
•Proficiency in Illustrator and Dreamweaver
•Strong design skills as demonstrated by portfolio
•Ability to design and execute physical 3-D mockups for presentation purposes
•Familiarity with printing techniques
•Working knowledge of Adobe Flash preferred
•Knowledge of video production, Final Cut Pro preferred


Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.