Junior Designer – Creative Marketing Services at Penguin Random House

Remote | Entry-level
Penguin Random House

Junior Designer – Creative Marketing Services

*Open to remote candidates*

Are you a fan of great design and great books? Are you a highly creative individual who wants to bring innovative designs to book publishing social media content, advertising, and promotions? We have the perfect job for you!

Penguin Random House is seeking a Junior Designer to join a fast-paced and innovative Creative Marketing Services team, working primarily on the Putnam, Dutton, Tiny Reparations Books, and Plume imprints. The Junior Designer will have the opportunity to create marketing materials on a wide array of genres and titles, from commercial fiction to prescriptive nonfiction, celebrity memoirs to novelty books, historical fiction to mysteries and thrillers, and more. Authors include founder of the Tiny Reparations Books imprint Phoebe Robinson, bestsellers Lisa Gardner and John Sandford, celebrities Drew Barrymore, Hoda Kotb, and Nick Offerman, literary powerhouses Robert Jones Jr. and Steven Rowley, and artists Kerby Rosanes and Reza Farazmand. This role will work closely with marketers and art directors to brainstorm and create marketing, publicity, and promotional materials and will have opportunities to work on special team projects and conceive independent projects.

Check out our Instagram pages to see examples of the types of projects we create for social media: https://www.instagram.com/penguin.creative/ and https://www.instagram.com/books.gif/

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conceptualizing and designing digital and print ad campaigns as well as promotional materials for assigned titles, including but not limited to social media images, cover animations/animated gifs and other short form videos, lifestyle photos, original illustrations, e-cards, website assets, postcards, bookmarks, galley back covers, shelftalkers and displays.
  • Working closely with team leadership to refine designs and copy, incorporate feedback, and route work to internal departments.
  • Coordinate account-specific shelftalkers from start to finish, generating barcodes, working with marketing and sales on ISBN set up, designing within a template, routing, and sending to production.
  • Photo researching, as well as retouching and color correction of images.
  • Creating lifestyle images and product shots in Photoshop.
  • Designing presentations for sales conferences and author and agent meetings.
  • Keeping up to date on design trends and marketing news and participating in group brainstorms and discussions.
  • Submitting pixel-perfect, typo-free designs to traffickers, media partners, printers, and vendors.

Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of six months’ design experience as a staff designer, design intern, or related freelance work
  • Publishing experience not required, but must love books!
  • Excellent design ability, including strong type design, as demonstrated by a stellar portfolio
  • Proven self-starter with strong task management skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate, problem solve creatively, and collaborate well with internal and external partners, incorporating various stakeholders’ feedback under tight deadlines
  • Ability to create across a wide range of aesthetics, audiences, and project types
  • Flexible, inquisitive, and eager to learn
  • Experience with color correction, color theory, retouching, and preparing files for output,
    both digital and print
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of animation (Adobe After Effects) and video editing (Adobe Premiere) required
  • Photography skills and knowledge of social media a plus
  • Knowledge of HTML, HTML5, Google Web Designer, and Adobe Dreamweaver a plus
  • Illustration ability a plus

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

Postal Code: 10019

Job ID: 165984

Location: New York City, NY, US, 10019

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