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Penguin Random House LLC Senior Designer - Random House Children's Books in New York, New York

The Random House Children's Trade Publishing group seeks a Senior Designer to join their middle grade design team. This is an opportunity for a highly creative and collaborative designer who has an interest in designing books specifically for the middle grade category, including heavily illustrated novels, photographic nonfiction, graphic novels, and literary fiction.

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop innovative visual design concepts for middle grade covers

• Research and hire new illustrators, designers, and calligraphers for middle grade covers and interiors

• Manage and prioritize numerous projects with various timelines

• Attend production and design meetings regularly to ensure book production deadlines are met

• Monitor design budget for each assigned title

• Traffic all elements of book production, from early conception through sales materials and printed books

• Prepare print ready jacket, cover, and interior mechanicals using specific Random House guidelines

• Color correct and review production proofs


• Minimum of 5 years professional experience in trade publishing environment

• Familiarity with the children's book market and interest in researching competition

• A passion and eye for good typography

• Highly organized, able to handle multiple tasks, to prioritize and manage time efficiently.

• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

• Strong attention to detail, quality, and process

• Great verbal and written communications skills, able to receive and deliver creative feedback

• Strong understanding of the print production process, PDF workflow experience a plus

• Expert command of Adobe Creative Suite

• Hand-lettering skills a plus