Designer/Senior Designer-Penguin Press

New York
Feb 08, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
Human Resources
Design, Publishing
Full Time
The Penguin Press is looking for a Designer/Senior Designer to join their design team. While working with editors, publishers, and art directors, this position will be responsible for overseeing and designing book jackets and paperback covers from concept stage to finished, printed product.

Additionally, the Designer/Senior Designer will commission and direct illustrators and photographers and select art research. On an as needed basis, the Designer will attend photo shoots for book covers. In addition to attending, the Senior Designer will also organize and oversee photo shoots.

The Penguin Press is dedicated to publishing literary nonfiction and select fiction and has a distinguished roster of authors including, among others, Alan Greenspan, Michael Pollan, Niall Ferguson, Zadie Smith, and Thomas Pynchon.

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:
•4 year college degree in design/graphic arts or equivalent work experience
•Minimum of 2 years prior book cover design experience; minimum of 3 years at Senior Designer level
•Broad knowledge of typography, printing, prepress file/art management and production
•Highly creative
•Strong attention to detail
•Strong organizational skills
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•Ability to juggle multiple projects while adhering to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
•Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

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

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