Job opening detail :
Designer/ Senior Designer - Dial Books for Young Readers
posted: May 28, 2021
Offered by:
Penguin Random House LLC
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
Designer/ Senior Designer – Dial Books for Young Readers

Penguin Young Readers is seeking a Designer orSenior Designer to join Dial Books for Young Readers to create gorgeous, funny, and thoughtful books in a creative and diverse working environment. Their role will focus on designing picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels as well as illustrated middle grade.

Established in 1961, Dial Books for Young Readers was an innovator of titles for the very young, including the first quality board books published in the U.S. Dial publishes books for two through teen that aim to entertain, enrich, and encourage our readers. Recent titles include: The Tree in Me, When Stars Are Scattered, andThe Rabbit Listened.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
* Concepting, designing, and managing all stages of book projects – from sketches, to type design, to color proofing.
* Executing a broad range of design styles that are appropriate for various age groups and formats. A strong sense of title branding is important.
* Working collaboratively with the Art Director and all members of the design, editorial, production and inhouse teams, from concept to final books.
* Communicating effectively with artists and agents.
* Preparing press ready files and approving proofs.
* Maintaining priorities and adhering to production schedules and deadlines.

The ideal candidate possesses:
* Minimum of 4 years’ experience in publishing book design or similar industry
* Passion for children’s books that includes staying up-to-date on current trends
* A portfolio that highlights strong typography skills and ability to combine type and image Hand-lettering and illustration skills a plus
* Enjoys creative problem-solving in a wide variety of projects
* Knowledge of pre-press, 4-color, 2-color, and specialty printing processes in a PDF workflow
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to multitask and work under tight deadlines
* Excellent communication and presentation skills
* Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
* Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
* Active involvement in the illustrator community and the ability to seek out new talent is a plus.

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

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: 150653
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Company:
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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