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Penguin Random House LLC Senior Designer, Crown Archetype in New York, New York

Harmony Books and Rodale Books, leaders in wellness publishing and home to some of the most iconic authors in the world, including Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington, Gretchen Rubin, and John Gottman, among others, is seeking a Senior Designer for 1-color book interior design. The Senior Designer will work predominantly on 1-color book interiors of various complexities, ranging from a simple text flow for a memoir to a more complicated exercise book with grayscale photography, to texts with charts and complex hierarchies. They will be responsible for the design of 10 to 25 original book interiors per season, 15 to 20% of which will be oversight of freelance designers, so management communication skills are a plus. We are looking for at least 5 years of experience with book interior design—a designer who loves text design and typography. This Senior Designer will collaborate mostly with editors, production editors, production managers, and in-house and out-of-house compositors on a day-to-day basis and will fill an important missing piece of our busy and creative art and design department. The candidate should have experience with full production of a book interior—from structure tagging layouts, preparing forms and files for compositors, outputting a first pass, checking passes created by compositors for errors, to creating a binding die. Requirements:

• Mastery of Adobe InDesign on a Mac

• Proficiency in other Adobe software, Microsoft Word, and structure tagging ​

• Experience with Word tagging and workflow preferred

• Able to work independently as well as cross-departmentally

• Experience creating and enforcing procedural workflows for 1c design is a plus

Other important responsibilities will include the occasional 2c interior project, working with paperback reprints, and overseeing design reviews for the Quark to InDesign initiative. Please apply with a resume, cover letter, and work samples to be considered.

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

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: 160164