Jr Designer - Berkley

Penguin Random House, New York, NY

Home of the world’s best books.

Duration: Full-Time

Penguin Random House is seeking a Junior Designer to join our Berkley team. Supporting the Art Director(s), this role will work on all stages of the book cover creation process from conception through design and prepress. We’re looking for a highly creative thinker who is willing to explore a number of visual possibilities for every book cover. This is a fantastic opportunity to create covers for a variety of bestselling commercial fiction titles.

Specific responsibilities include:

* Manage and design multiple front covers and mechanicals
* Support and work closely with the supervising Art Director(s) on various tasks such as research, layouts, and presentations.
* Partner and coordinate with other departments (editors, copy editors, production and prepress)
* Prepare print ready digital files
* Maintain high production standards, meet deadlines, keep to budgets, and respond thoughtfully to feedback

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

* Minimum of 6 months’ prior design experience, publishing experience a plus
* Proficiency with the MAC environment and the Adobe Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
* Ability to prioritize and multitask and do timely follow-ups in a deadline driven environment
* Strong layout and typography skills
* Very strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
* Passionate about book design, color, and trends
* Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
* Hand lettering and illustration skills are a plus
* Knowledge of printing, prepress file/art management and production are a plus
* Problem solving skills: revisions are an opportunity to grow!

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your portfolio, resume, and cover letter. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

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