Job opening detail :
Designer - Random House Children's Books
posted: Oct. 7, 2021
Offered by:
Penguin Random House LLC
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
Are you a fan of great design and beautiful books? Do you love graphic novels and illustrated middle grade books? We have the job for you!

The Random House Children's Books middle grade art team is seeking a highly motivated, creative designer to join a fast-paced and collaborative team. The designer will have the opportunity to work on exciting new formats of Random House middle grade classics with the teams that brought you Escape from Lemoncello's Library, the Magic Tree House, Hilo, Lunch Lady, and Babymouse! This role will work closely with Art Directors and be involved in all phases of middle grade book design, from concept through mechanicals to final production and preparing print ready files for a variety of formats including graphic novels and paperbacks.

Responsibilities:
* Assists middle grade Art Directors and team with various cover and interior design projects using InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills.
* Manages all stages of middle grade book design from sketches to title type/series logo design, to releasing files to printer.
* Responsible for designing and releasing middle grade and YA paperback conversions.
* Prepare press ready files and review digital and printed proofs, all while maintaining production schedules and printer deadlines.
* Communicates in an effective, professional, and courteous manner with supervisor, team, artists, and agents.
* Attends production meetings, cover meetings, and sales meetings with Art Director and editors for specific projects.

Qualifications:
* 3-5 years design experience
* Passion for children’s books and graphic novels, that includes staying up-to-date on current trends
* A portfolio that highlights strong typography skills, hand-lettering and illustration skills a plus
* Some knowledge of pre-press, 1-color and 4-color printing process, and PDF workflow
* Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
* Highly organized, able to handle multiple tasks, to prioritize and manage time efficiently
* Strong attention to detail, quality, and process
* Exceptional professional written and oral communication skills
* Willingness to take on responsibilities and demonstrates an ability to ask for support or help

To apply, please submit a cover letter and a link to your portfolio.

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 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 City
Postal Code: 10019
Job ID: 172863
About Our  
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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