Designer – PPG Job at Penguin Random House LLC – 4.0 in New York, NY


Penguin Random House is seeking a highly motivated, creative and adaptable individual with a strong work ethic to learn and grow in all aspects of interior book design. The Designer will be involved in the execution of all stages of interior book design for mass market, trade paperback, and hardcover titles across multiple imprints in the Penguin division of Penguin Random House—including Berkley, Dutton and Putnam.

This position will be responsible for creating original designs under the supervision of the Assistant Design Director. In this role, they will also prepare instructions for compositors for matching established series designs, create reduction/rerun samples for titles moving into new formats, and provide specifications for reprint corrections.


Create original designs for titles across multiple imprints, genres, and formats.

Prepare compositor instructions for new titles in a series with an established design.

Create reduction/rerun samples for titles moving into new formats.

Correspond with compositors to answer design queries and to meet target page count requirements.

Provide specifications for reprint corrections.

Create designs for 1-color photo inserts—includes generating final PDF for printing.

Review digital and hardcopy art to ensure it meets printer specifications.


Minimum 2 years of experience in interior mass market and/or trade book design.

Portfolio demonstrating understanding of typographical and page layout conventions, and an eye for the design aesthetics of interior book design.

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) with emphasis on strong InDesign skills.

Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office programs.

A general understanding of prepress and production technology for 1-color printing.

Self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision with good critical thinking skills.

Able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects, in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, quality, and process, ability to prioritize, multi-task, and manage time efficiently.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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: 109665

109665Penguin Random House LLC

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Company: Penguin Random House LLC – 4.0

Company Location:  New York, NY

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