Senior Designer, Interior

Posted: 11/26/2019 | Expires: 12/26/2019

Location: New York, NY, New York
Function: Creative & Design
Specialty: Graphic Design
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

The Random House Children’s Trade Publishing group seeks a Senior Designer to join their interior design team. The designer will work closely with the interior art director, cover designers and editors to develop the interior design of young adult and middle grade novels. This is a unique opportunity for a highly creative and collaborative designer who has an interest in interior book design in both print and digital formats.

  Key Responsibilities:
• Design and track interior components from concept stage to final printed book
• Follow interior workflow standards that comply with our print and e-book production processes
• Use InDesign styles to design interiors that will function in both a print and electronic setting
• Manage and prioritize numerous projects with varying timelines
• Work collaboratively and constructively with interior art director, cover designers, editors,
  production managers, and freelancers
• Design a variety of young adult and middle grade books from 1-color interiors to heavily
  illustrated novels and full-color nonfiction

• Minimum of 5 years experience in a trade publishing environment
• Strong understanding of the print production process
• A passion and eye for good typography
• Expert command of Adobe Creative Suite
• Strong photo manipulation skills
• Thorough understanding of InDesign paragraph and character styles
• Experience providing art direction to illustrators and freelancers
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Responsive to feedback, yet able to maintain creative intuition
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Proactive at meeting deadlines and organizing your work
• Experience in articulating design and conceptual decisions
• A passion for learning new design technologies and trends
• A portfolio that showcases highly designed book interiors
• Hand-lettering skills a plus
• Understanding of HTML and CSS a plus

Please submit cover letter and online portfolio with application.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

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