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Designer - Random House Children's Books
posted: Nov. 21, 2020
Offered by:
Penguin Random House LLC
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
Designer – Random House Children’s Books

The Random House Children’s Books art team is seeking a highly motivated, creative individual with a desire to learn and grow in all aspects of children’s book design in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The Designer will be involved in execution of all phases of book design, from concept through mechanicals to final production, for a variety of illustrated formats such as board books, picture books, and chapter books, as well as special projects as needed under the supervision of the Senior Art Director.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
* Responsible for the effective, high-quality design of assigned titles from concept to final art using creativity, resourcefulness, and understanding of goals.
* Creates visual concepts, cover compositions, and interior layouts utilizing strong typography and design skills for individual titles and across series.
* Prepares jacket and interior mechanicals for routing, approvals, and release to production per printing standards, with attention to detail, and in a timely way to maintain schedules and meet deadlines.
* Creates digital sales material for assigned titles.
* Works with illustrators from initial sketch development, revisions, and final art as needed for covers and interiors of assigned titles.
* Illustrator, design, photo, or font research for projects as needed, responsible for bringing appropriate samples and or materials (i.e. comps, sample layouts, illustrator sheets) to art/editorial meetings.
* Communicates in an effective, professional and courteous manner with supervisor, team, other departments, and outside agencies.
* Attends and participates in production meetings, cover meetings, team meetings, and meetings with supervisor and editors for specific projects.
* Performs other related projects or duties as assigned or required.

Essential Qualifications/Requirements:
* 4–5 years in a children’s book design publishing position with an emphasis on highly illustrated titles.
* Strong Mac computer skills and technical knowledge, including a mastery of current InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator programs.
* Knowledge of MS office programs.
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, quality, and process, ability to prioritize and multi-task, and manage time efficiently.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Hardworking, self-starting, collaborative, and able to work independently.
* Genuine passion for children’s books, illustration and typography.
* Knowledge of children’s bestsellers, trends and illustrators, with an emphasis on young, illustrated books.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. A portfolio is required to be considered for this role. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with salary expectations.

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 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.

Company: Penguin Random House LLC
Country: United States of America
State/Region: New York
City: New York
Postal Code: 10019
Job ID: 105621
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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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.
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