for our 4-color book cover and interior design team.
The Junior Designer will join a busy and creative art and design department and should be collaborative and organized with excellent communication skills and a strong design portfolio. Candidates should have at least 1 year of experience in a publishing or print-media design department, preferably with hands-on experience in longform design. We prefer candidates who have the ability to work on-site at our New York office 2 to 3 days a week.
The Junior Designer assists the art department with both administrative and creative work, including managing routings, art organizational tasks, checking color proofs, facilitating freelancer work, and (with oversight) light design work: 1 to 3 book design projects per span. The Junior Designer will also interface with our Editorial, Production, and Production Editorial teams. The candidate should have experience with full production of a book or other print publications using InDesign: creating InDesign templates/style sheets, flowing manuscripts into InDesign, working with correction cycles, and preflighting files for print production.
Mastery of Adobe InDesign on a MacProficiency in other Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge)Excellent typographic design senseGreat interpersonal and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail, and timely and efficient follow-up skillsAble to work collaboratively and cross-departmentallyAble to manage and adhere to schedulesFamiliarity with Microsoft Word and manuscript tagging (Word Styles) is a plusAdditional skills/interests:
An interest in working with photography and photo retouchingAn interest in working with illustrationAn interest in food and lifestyle mediaDay-to-day responsibilities:
Design work for book interiors and covers; including original design work plus design support work (for example, the design of a cover mechanical based on an already approved cover or designing a first pass of a book's full interior based on an approved sample concept design)Communicating feedback to freelance designers and helping to manage freelance workflow, sharing freelance design work with art directors and editors, etc.Managing routings of own workload plus supporting the other designers' routings when neededProviding support for our proofing process-with oversight, looking at and marking up color proofs for production and routing/mailing proofsProviding occasional art organization support: numbering art, making contact sheets
The salary for this position is $53,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.
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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.
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 300 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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.
Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.
Penguin Random House LLC
United States of America
Date: Feb 17, 2024